Cheshire - still open for business

The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on local businesses

The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on local businesses - Credit: Archant

We’re compiling a guide to the businesses that still need your custom to survive, the companies introducing special schemes to help people in the community, services that will help you adjust to working from home or being isolated from others.

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Booths to introduce shopping hour for vulnerable / share the shopping

The local retailer is introducing a priority shopping time for the elderly and vulnerable between 9.30am - 11am to allow their vulnerable and elderly customers time to shop.

The elderly are classed as those 70+ in line with government guidelines.

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Vulnerable refers to those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus as per government advice.

Booths have stores in Knutsford, Hale Barns and MediaCity Salford.


La Boheme in Lymm launches takeaway service

The famous French restaurant is introducing a special menu of La Boheme dishes will be available to take away.

You will be able to place your order over the phone for collection and are hopeful of providing a delivery service to locations within a five-mile radius (with some flexibility).


Online Yoga classes

When you’re stuck in confinememt at home with a lack of exercise and social interaction, practising yoga could be beneficial for you.

Warrington based Sylvie Ball Yoga is currently offering seven weekly online yoga classes for those looking for an hour to move, relax and refocus from home. There are options to pay what you can and more classes will be added in the coming days.

Get in touch through Sylvie’s Facebook page @SylvieBallYoga or via her website


#PayitForward discounted voucher scheme to support Manchester hospitality sector

The campaign will encourage the people of Greater Manchester and further afield to buy discounted vouchers at participating restaurants between now and Easter, with a view to redeeming them from May onwards.

For each voucher purchased, restaurants will make a £1 donation to Hospitality Action, the charity which offers vital assistance to all who work within hospitality in the UK.

The initiative has been launched by Roland Dransfield and Sacha Lord, and is backed by Northern Restaurant and Bar (NRB), chef Aiden Byrne, Manchester Hoteliers’ Association, Manchester Hospitality Network and more.


Get your coffee fix

We thought Abda was one of the best places to get coffee in Cheshire and thankfully the coronavirus won’t deny you of a good bit of caffeine intake.

They have just launched a delivery service with cashless payments and contactless drop off for a breakfast/snack menu as well as freezable food items and they are also selling tea and coffee at wholesale so you can stock up.


Ordering gifts online

Congleton based Serenity Designs are launching their new web soon where you’ll be able to order gifts and goodies with the option of fast track Click and Collect or free delivery. As with many retailers, you can order gift vouchers which can be enjoyed at future time.


Foodbank Drop Off Place in Chester

Local residents interested in supporting members of the local community who may need extra help in the coming weeks and months can drop off food at the Holiday Inn Express at Chester Racecourse which then be passed onto West Cheshire Foodbank

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bents Food Store  The Food Store will be stocked with all the essentials, from fresh food and meat to tinned products, household goods and pet supplies, opening early (8am) for those working within the NHS and emergency services, followed by time for the elderly and vulnerable (8.30 – 10.00am) and throughout the day. The remainder of our store will be temporarily closed for the foreseeable future to ensure the continued safety of staff and customers. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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