Milk delivery: Are milkmen still running during coronavirus?

Although milk deliveries were the norm in the past, many people have forgone the milkman in recent years. However, with more people heeding the Government’s advice to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak, it appears milk delivery is seeing a resurgence.

The milk delivery industry is still active in the UK, and many people still get fresh milk delivered every week.

But the industry is facing an increase in demand due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the UK’s largest milk delivery service Milk & More adding 25,000 customers to its list.

The influx of customers has prompted the company to recruit 100 more workers.

Milk & More CEO Patrick Muller said: “We have been at the heart of the communities in which we serve for decades, but potentially we have never had such an important role as we do now in this current health crisis.

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“Our customers are our number one priority, and they’re relying on us delivering to them more now than ever before, which is why it is absolutely crucial that we look to increase our workforce.”

The increase in demand for milk services reflects the Government’s ‘stay at home’ measures.

People have been told they can only leave their homes for certain reasons, such as for essential items like food and medicine, to help control the virus’ spread.

The Government has advised people to use food delivery services where possible.

As a result, other food delivery services have also been inundated with demand, with many supermarket slots all booked up weeks in advance.

Colin Henderson, who’s been a milkman for 40 years, said of the recent trend: “The milk has gone berserk.

“I have got a pile of notes from customers and my round is taking an extra hour every day now.

“The dairy I work with said it is just manic.”

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Are milkmen still running during coronavirus?

Milk deliveries are still being made during the coronavirus outbreak.

However, Milk and More are currently not accepting any new customers.

The company’s website reads: “We are very sorry but due to the unprecedented volume of new customers and to ensure that we can continue to make deliveries to our existing customers we have had to stop accepting any new registrations to our service.

“We are working hard to ensure that we can turn this option back on as soon as possible.

The Milk and More website is currently seeing a large number of visitors and is placing customers in a queue to visit the site.

If you are an existing customer, once you have accessed the site you will have 10 minutes to access your account.

For other milk delivery services, you can check online at Find Me a Milkman.

You can enter your postcode for local milk services near you, and you can call to request a delivery.

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