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University partners with Morrisons to support self-isolating students

Posted on 8 October 2020

The University of York has partnered with the supermarket chain, Morrisons, on a hotline for food deliveries to students who are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Morrisons will provide self-isolating students with a hotline

The partnership is part of a range of support packages the University is offering students who are self-isolating either due to a positive coronavirus test or because they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

Jon Greenwood, Director of Commercial Services at the University of York, said: “We all know how difficult it can be to get access to necessary supplies, such as food and household goods, in these challenging times and to do so safely.

“It is important that our students, and particularly for those living away from home for the first time, do not feel they have to worry or face any barriers to accessing the basic supplies for themselves and the home. 

“We are pleased to be working with Morrisons on this hotline, enabling our students to order and receive food and other household goods quickly and safely.”

Reduced delivery costs

Morrisons have reduced the cost of home deliveries from £5 to £2 for students who are self-isolating.

Anna Lane, Customer and Local Marketing Director for Morrisons said: “We are delighted to be working with the University of York to ensure that their students can safely access affordable food at this very difficult time."

Students can access the hotline by calling 0345 611 6111 and selecting option five. 

For information on other support packages for students who are self-isolating, visit the University's Covid-19 webpages.

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