Post updated 22 March 2020, am.
Resources and shops and help for Coronavirus days (with thanks to Jenny Newton who did something similar in Evercreech)
This is a list of various resources / offers of help from around Bruton and surrounding villages for people who are stuck at home or self-isolating, or need help in these strange days. I've collated it from Facebook posts and other sources. I hope I've put the right information down, and enough contact information for people to find things. It's not exhaustive. If anyone I've posted about needs me to change anything, do let me know. Please add others via the comments and I'll edit the main post when I can.
Thanks so much to everyone who's been making these posts and offering to help people in Bruton. Let's support our local producers, suppliers and other businesses.
The latest government advice on coronavirus can be found at https://www.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-res…. This includes guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people, stay at home guidance and travel advice.
NHS information about coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. Use use 111 online https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
It goes without saying that coronavirus is contagious and take every precaution to ensure we are only spreading kindness.
Bruton Buddies The Town Council is relaunching the 'Bruton Buddies' volunteer scheme to help the most vulnerable in Bruton. See https://brutontowncouncil.gov.uk/…/council-calls-for-volun…/.
Bruton Pharmacy - open as usual (01749 812342) Deliveries to over 70s per this post:
Bruton Surgery - See their Facebook page for latest details (01749 812310 or http://www.brutonsurgery.nhs.uk/news,55770.htm)
Bruton Food Larder / food bank - organised by @janeshakti. Donation points for non-perishable dry goods at Bruton Wholefoods and Hunter French (9 High Street). Open Fridays 8.30am - 9.45am at Unionist Hall. Extra times coming soon. Contact @janeshakti if you can help
FOOD SHOPPING / RESTAURANTS
As far as I'm aware, shops and restaurants are taking extra precautions and following advice to reduce the risk of infection. Payment by card is preferred. On 20 March 2020, the Government introduced measures to close entertainment, hospitality and indoor leisure premises across the country to limit spread of coronavirus. Many of Bruton's restaurants offer takeaway and deliveries. See below.
Akbar's Kitchen at the Sun Inn - Closed. Takeaway and deliveries of food (01749 813777 / 07888 704515 / www.AkbarsKitchen.com)
At The Chapel - Restaurant and event room closed. Wine shop, bakery and takeaway open as usual. Preorder by phone. Deliveries coming soon. (01749 814070 /www.atthechapel.co.uk)
Bridge Stores - Open as usual. Deliveries being introduced (01749 812339)
Brixham fish (Fridays by Godminster) - (Jon - 07971 163247)
Bruton Castle - Closed (01749 812104)
Bruton Wholefoods - Open as usual (01749 814811)
Budgens - Open as usual (01749 812832)
Cat's cafe - Closed (07792 063947)
Gilcombe farm shop - Open as usual. Milk station available 24 hrs Orders can be collected from farmshop (01749 813825 / )
Godminster Cheese - Open as usual (01749 813733 / www.godminster.com)
Kimbers' Farm Shop - Restaurant closed. Shop open. Also doing deliveries, see below (01963 33177)
Matts Kitchen - Closed for meals. Open for takeaway. See below (01879 812027)
On The Brook - Open for takeaway. Also doing deliveries, see below. (01749 813 048 / www.onthebrook.co.uk)
Osip - Open for takeaway. See below (01749 813322 / www.osiprestaurant.com)
Premier Convenience Store - Open as usual. Great homemade frozen curries (01749 812308)
Rickshaw - Deliveries only (01749 812188)
Roth Bar and Grill - Restaurant closed. Takeaway and delivery. Pop-up shop opening on 25 March 2020 (01749 814700 / www.rothbarandgrill.co.uk)
Spar - Open as usual. Deliveries as below. (01749 812388)
Have I missed anyone?
Akbar's Kitchen at the Sun Inn - Takeaway and deliveries of food (01749 813777 / 07888 704515 / www.AkbarsKitchen.com)
Annie Austin - pausing deliveries for a week
Jane Hodson - Order by Tuesday for Thursday delivery. Menu changes weekly. PM Jane or email email@example.com
Kimber Farm Shop - Delivery service with a weekly variety of ready meals made in the kitchen. Delivery of groceries too. (01963 33177 / 07813 989839 / www.kimbersfarmshop.co.uk)
Matts Kitchen - Takeaway and delivery to self-isolating people. See website for menu. Meals are available for collection between 5 - 7pm, Wed to Sat. Also doing deliveries to those who genuinely need it. See website for menu (01879 812027 / www.mattskitchen.co.uk)
On The Brook - Deliveries from Mon 23 March. See menu on website. Call to order and pay by 11am. Delivery or pick up between 5 - 6pm same day (01749 813 048 / www.onthebrook.co.uk/)
Osip - Orders placed by 6pm will be available for collection the following day between 3pm and 6pm. Menu posted on Instagram. Delivery for minimum order of £50. (Call 07783 593849 to order)
Rickshaw - delivery only (01749 812188)
Roth Bar and Grill - Collection each week from Wednesday to Sunday, between 12 – 6pm,
for both lunch and dinner. Deliveries available between 2 – 3pm. Order via online form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx…
Somerset Local Food - www.localfooddirect.co.uk Locally sourced food deliveries. Order on Monday and delivery is on Thursday.
Spar - Deliveries to people who can't get to the shop. (01749 812388)
MoreWine - www.morewine.co.uk
Wild Beer Co / Westcombe - will deliver "ultimate care packages" of beer, gin, local cheese and meats for people stuck at home. www.wildbeerco.com
Bruton Country Centre - Open as usual. Delivering anything they sell: hardware, pet or garden items (01749 812743)
Bruton Motor Services - open as usual (01749 812992)
West End Garage - open as usual. Card only, no cash. (01749 813655)
HMRC - Coronavirus helpline (for self-employed and businesses) - 0300 456 3565
South Somerset District Council - www.southsomerset.gov.uk/…/coronavirus-covid-19-informatio…/
Somerset County Council - www.somerset.gov.uk/…/covid-19-well-prepared-plans-in-place/
Spark Somerset - info for community groups and charities - www.sparksomerset.org.uk/covid-19
WARNINGS - beware people offering / suggesting these things
Door-to-door Covid-19 testing - there's no such thing, don't trust anyone who comes around suggestng there is.
Current phone scam saying money (£600) has been taken from a Mastercard account and needs to be sorted out.