How often can I go shopping and what counts as an essential item? Ask our expert

Following the Government’s latest lockdown advice, police officers have been accused of an ‘overzealous’ crack down over non-essential purchases. With reports of consumers being stopped by officers during trips to the supermarket, what rights do you have as a consumer and how often should you be shopping for food? 

And as current restrictions look set to be extended beyond the original three week proposal, how can you secure delivery slots and what extra rights do key workers and the vulnerable have? 

At 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the Telegraph’s Consumer Champion, Katie Morley, will be answering all of your questions on how to shop during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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*DISCLAIMERNone of the information provided in this Q&A constitutes or is a substitute for medical advice.  If you believe you may have been exposed to the virus or have any other concerns then you should follow government advice.