A supermarket has launched a limited delivery service for those in greatest need during the coronavirus outbreak.

Booths, which has several stores throughout locations in Cumbria, including Penrith and Keswick, has launched the service today.

A spokesman for Booths stressed that the supermarket's capacity to make deliveries is very limited, and as such should be used only by those who most need it.

"We are offering a limited delivery service, designed only for those who are unable to get to the shops themselves or to send someone on their behalf.

"We’d respectfully request that you only use this service if you absolutely need to."

"These are unprecedented times and we’ve brought this to life as fast as we can, please bear with us if there are any teething troubles - we’ll continue to do our absolute best to help you."

The service will be available to anyone who lives within three miles of one of the Booths stores. It will run from Mondays to Fridays.

Delivery will be free of charge, with customers being able to choose between a selection of bundles of essential items, which will be limited to one per order.

The spokesman added: "Call our central team on 0800 2218086, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm to place your order and pay over the telephone, which will be delivered the next day if possible.

"If we are unable to deliver the following day we’ll advise you of the next date we can deliver."

The company will not be able to offer customers specific delivery time slots.

All deliveries will be made following social distancing guidelines, with teams leaving the delivery at the door, ringing or knocking and then retreating to a safe distance before checking that the delivery is collected.

Prices start at £10 and there are a selection of bundles to choose from, including: essentials, fruit and vegetables, meat, grocery and ready meals.

The bundles come in two sizes, designed for either two people or four.