In one north-east town, two teenagers have taken it upon themselves to deliver shopping to those in need.
Jamie, 18, and Harry, 16, Sayers deliver Press and Journals across Dyce.
Together, they came up with the idea to deliver notes through their client’s doors – offering to pick up any items from the local shops.
The Dyce Academy pupils finished school this week – and were keen to fill their time doing something good.
Harry said: “There’s quite a lot of older people on our rounds, so we put a note through their doors offering to help with any shopping.
“They’re used to us coming by and trust us, and most sent a note back or texted to say thanks, but they already had a family member providing for them.
“We’re hoping to reach the people who don’t have that.”
Jamie added: “Last week when we knew school was closing, we thought we’d try do our bit.
“The people have all been thankful so far which is really nice.”
On the boys’ first delivery, on Saturday, they picked up the shopping list left for them on the doorstep, before picking up the items from a nearby supermarket and leaving the items in a box outside the property, to avoid interacting with the older recipient.
Mum Kirsteen Sayers, a teacher, added she was “proud” of her boys.
She said: “They know there are a few older people on their own on the rounds.
“I’m really glad they’ve decided to do this, and as more people self-isolate maybe this will be needed even more.”
One of the ladies in Dyce who received a note was Christine Smith.
The 69-year-old had visited ASDA in Dyce on Thursday morning, arriving early with many other people from vulnerable groups promised an hour of time to shop.
But she was “really disappointed” to find the shelves were near bare of essentials such as toilet roll.
She said: “We’d got our hopes up for some peaceful shopping and the chance to buy things that have been flying off the shelves due to panic buying.
“My husband and I have health issues and were really disappointed when we couldn’t find the essentials like toilet roll.
“There was nothing.”
However, Mrs Smith added that arriving home to the note from the Sayers brothers had “made her day”.
She added: “But the same day my Press and Journal paperboy put a note through the door with his phone number if we needed any shopping done.
“That really cheered me up.”