In this article, you’ll find new and constantly evolving resources which are available to help Portishead people through the Coronavirus pandemic.
I’ve included information on:-
– grocery shop opening hours
– where to eat in Portishead: which Portishead restaurants, cafes and bars are still open and details of their takeaway and delivery services, menus and how you can order
– free educational resources and ideas of activities for parents and kids
– links to essential websites where you can find the latest official COVID-19 guidelines and advice
Just click on the links in the menu below to go straight to the info you need!
DAYS OUT IN PORTISHEAD, BRISTOL, NORTH SOMERSET
WILD PLACE PROJECT, BRISTOL
|We are excited to announce…|
Wild Place Project is now open! We can’t wait to welcome you back.
We’ve missed seeing you over the past two months, and lots has happened while you’ve been away – keep your eyes peeled for zoo babies and watch our brown bears and wolves living side by side for the first time in Bear Wood!
When we last got in touch, we introduced several new guidelines and measures which will help us to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff.
All tickets MUST be purchased online ahead of coming to the site. No tickets are available to buy at Wild Place Project. If you do not have a ticket you will be turned away.We are operating a timed ticket system to stagger the arrival time of visitors throughout the day so that we can manage capacity and maintain social distancing.We have also limited the number of tickets available each day and have put in place a one-way system to aid social distancing. You can find a map here.We are operating on a completely cashless basis. No transactions will take place on site at the entrance – you will be required to show your booking confirmation number and where relevant, proof of discount, or Membership card / Annual Pass.More hand wash facilities have been installed throughout the park and we ask that you wash your hands regularly during your visit in line with Government guidance.Additional toilet blocks are in place with onsite cleaners and cleaning throughout the day, ensuring that the toilets are kept clean. We have enhanced our cleaning regime and cleaning checks.We ask that for your safety, that of other visitors, and our staff and volunteers, that you respect the signage on site and maintain a two-metre distance from others. This is vital to ensure everyone’s health and wellbeing.We have implemented a set of Site Rules, which explains The Ways we are Keeping You Safe and How You Can Help Keep Everyone Safe.‘High contact’, indoor areas and situations where social distancing is not currently possible are closed for your safety. A full list is available on our updates page.We look forward to seeing you soon! To book your visit please click here:
|Please do not visit if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are self- isolating.|
PORTISHEAD CORONAVIRUS REQUESTS AND OFFERS OF HELP
ENJOY CHURCH – EMERGENCY FOOD PARCELS, SHOPPING & PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION
During these times of uncertainty and isolation ‘Enjoy Church’ in Portishead recognise that many in our community need help. So, we have gathered volunteers to help those in need.
Visit Enjoy Church to see the services that are on offer to the community. These include the provision of Emergency Food Parcels, shopping for groceries or collecting prescriptions for those in self-isolation. In addition to providing assistance to those who need it, you could also either join our team of volunteers or make a donation.
We are here to help and if you prefer to have a chat then email us at with your request and one of our team will be more than happy to get in touch.
Enjoy Church email: COVID19Help@enjoychurch.co.uk
SHOPS IN OR DELIVERING TO PORTISHEAD DURING COVID-19
For full details of takeaway food for delivery or collection in Portishead, check out my new article: ULIMATE GUIDE TO PORTISHEAD TAKEAWAYS
Winnie’s Bakery in Weston -super-Mare delivers bread and other baked goods to Portishead on Tuesdays. Click website link below to order.
FILL GOOD PANTRY – SHOP
Zero waste shopping on Portishead High Street. Bring your empties and fill them up with a range of dry foods and cleaning products.
A new way of shopping today, we’ll serve you from the door 😊. You can still bring your empty containers and milk bottles for us to fill. See you soon (from a distance!). Vicki and Dioné ❤Fill Good Pantry
New opening hours of 10am-2pm, Monday – Sat
CLICK FOR Fill Good Pantry on Facebook
BUTCHERS BLOCK – SHOP & DELIVERY SERVICE
Butchers Block on the High Street is offering a home delivery service to include meat, bread, eggs, cheese, coffee, tea bags, pies and some home cooked ready meals. The store is still open too.
Due to demand, they ask that you place orders through the home delivery form on their website as they are unable to keep taking phone orders.
“We request that you place a minimum order of £25 so we can keep to FREE delivery. For deliveries outside of Portishead & Clapton a £30 order will help us to cover our delivery costs.
We are delivering to Portishead, Clapton, Portbury, Pill, Abbots Leigh, Failand, Nailsea & Clevedon.
Once you send your order we will respond to you within 12 hours and are aiming to have your delivery with you within 48 hours (We are currently receiving high demand so you may be given a delivery day longer than 48 hours from order). At present to make payment we will call you to take payment or send you an email with a link for payment.
Thank you for your patience”
CLICK FOR Butcher’s Block website
S & R BURCHILLS GREEN GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE
We understand that a few of you are asking why you cannot place individual orders with us anymore? Doing these individual orders takes a lot of time, and we can only take so many orders this way. This means we have to let so many people down as we cannot do any more per day. We have made the decision to only sell 3 types of boxes, to suit different needs, they are available to view on our website. Making only these boxes allows us to put them together quicker, giving us time to make more and therefore we can serve more people with our fresh produce. We thank you for your understanding. Please check our website to order the boxes www.burchills.co.uk
Phone or email to place your order, (minimum order £10).
We deliver to Nailsea, Clevedon, Yatton, Portishead and other local areas. We can accept cash or cards on delivery!
Burchill’s phone number – 01275 854977
TESCO – UPDATE
FOOD FOR ALL
Ensuring we support our most vulnerable customers is our priority. This week we have almost 1 million delivery slots, which is around 400,000 more than we had six weeks ago. We’ll increase this to 1.2 million deliveries per week in the next few weeks. The Government has given us a list of who they consider to be vulnerable people, and we’re offering those people priority access to delivery slots.
We’re also now actively working with the Government to see how we can increase our capacity to help an expanded list of people who might not be on their critical vulnerable list, but who might need our support. We want to continue to free up as many slots as possible, so if you can shop in-store or have someone do it for you, please do.
SAFETY FOR EVERYONE
As you know, we’ve introduced extensive safety measures in our stores, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signage, a one-way flow system, limits on the number of customers in-store, regular deep cleaning, hand sanitiser and cleaning stations.
As essential workers dealing with the general public, some of our colleagues also want to use masks and gloves. We’re providing these for colleagues, if they choose to use them, although this is still optional and the Public Health England advice is that they should not be mandatory.
We understand that some of our customers are anxious and, in a number of incidents, this has resulted in altercations with other customers or indeed our colleagues. We would ask everyone to be mindful of the difficult circumstances that we’re all operating in, and be considerate to each other and our colleagues in-store.
None of what we’re doing would be possible without the support of our colleagues, or the patience and understanding of our customers. There has been a huge amount of change in a very short time, and a lot for you and our colleagues to adjust to. Thank you once again for your support.
Take care and stay well. Together, we can do this.
WAITROSE – UPDATE
We’re just over a week into new national measures introduced to protect us against the spread of coronavirus and I wanted to update you on what we’ve been doing to help support you through these testing times.
We’ve all faced huge challenges and yet, we hope you’ll agree with us, there have been many moving moments to come out of this crisis too. Here, we have experienced a real sense of people, Partners and communities coming together to help one another.
It has been a timely reminder of why our business started. As the largest employee-owned organisation in the UK we are to all intents and purposes a social enterprise. Our constitution requires us to put our customers and Partners ahead of profit.
Over this last week, in our stores and through our online delivery service, we have seen the power of this common cause at work.
For example, we know of waitrose.com Partners who, when they heard about a frightened and upset couple confined to home through ill-health, not only arranged a home delivery for them but also included flowers and vouchers.
There are the 400 John Lewis drivers who have joined their Waitrose colleagues to make sure we can open more home delivery slots to those in need. And that’s not to forget the countless John Lewis shop Partners who are helping to stack shelves, serve customers and man checkouts to ensure our food shops run smoothly.
Then there are the initiatives introduced by Partners at heroic speed across Waitrose and John Lewis.
|Here are just some of them:|
– Dedicated shopping hours for the elderly, the vulnerable and those who care for them.
– Introducing priority home delivery slots on waitrose.com for the elderly and vulnerable.
– One-in, one-out limits on customers visiting Waitrose shops and visual aids to encourage social distancing.
– Limits on hard-to-buy items to help Partners restock our shelves and maintain a good service for you.
– Emergency packages for those in need and creation of a £1m fund to support our local communities.
– Priority tills and essential items reserved every hour and every day for NHS workers.
– Comfort packages, including pillows, hand cream and chocolates, delivered to NHS facilities.
– Additional protective equipment provided for our Partners, such as checkout screens.
– The creation of a hardship fund to support our Partners in the event of financial distress.
| We realise some of these measures will have caused you long waiting times in our shops, and there have been frustrations for customers online too. We want to be honest with you – we currently have far more demand than capacity and while we’re working round the clock to provide more home deliveries, it will take a little time to redress the balance. We are doing everything we can.|
For all of this, for your patience and support, for the great care, consideration and acts of kindness you have shown our Partners, we would like to say thank you. At a stressful time when everyone is working so hard, it means a great deal to us.
We’ll be back in touch over the coming days with more information and help.
In the meantime, we wish you and your family all the best.
Take good care, BÉRANGÈRE MICHELPartner & Executive Director, Customer Service
John Lewis Partnership
ICELAND SUPERMARKET – EXCLUSIVE OPENING HOURS FOR NHS WORKERS
Screwfix is offering click and collect and home delivery services with contactless collection at stores.
- SCREWFIX CLICK AND COLLECT
- We’ll provide a Click & Collect service for safe contactless pick up at store.
- Our stores will be open from 8am-5pm Mon-Sat, except Wed stores close at 4pm to support our colleague Wellness Hour, and 9am-4pm Sun (NI 1pm-6pm).
- When collecting your item from store, please respect the strict social distancing measures we’ve put in place for the safety of both our customers and colleagues.
- Please do not come to store unless you have received an SMS to let you know your item is ready, also check below to see if your local store is open before travelling.
- SCREWFIX HOME DELIVERY
We’ll continue to operate a Home Delivery service, but this may be subject to delays and ranges may be limited during the coming weeks.
- The best way to track progress of your order is to click the tracking link in your despatch email sent shortly after placing your order.
- Also, to keep you updated with your delivery progress, please ensure we have your mobile number in your account when placing an order so you can be updated by SMS.
Click to order from the Screwfix website
PUBS, RESTAURANTS, CAFES & TAKEAWAYS IN PORTISHEAD
(You can find our regular restaurant guide here:-Portishead Restaurants: Where to Eat in Portishead and Nearby)
APPLEBY’S FISH & CHIPS, WEST HILL – TAKEAWAY & DELIVERY
Applebys West Hill open 12 – 2 and 5.00 till 8.00 for takeaway and home delivery.
Minimum order £12.50
Appleby’s High Street – CLOSED
Appleby’s Facebook Page
Appleby’s West Hill 01275 848510
MASALA TAKEAWAY – DELIVERY AND COLLECTION
“MASALA will now be open for delivery and collection from 12 lunchtime to 11 pm during the covid19 outbreak.
Card & cash payments accepted & delivery service to be continued with full protection from drivers & members of staff on the premises.
Contact-free deliveries are now initiated for those who would be vulnerable.
We thank you all for your patience and service in these difficult times.”
GHANDI INDIAN RESTAURANT – COLLECTION AND DELIVERIES
Independent, family-run, Indian restaurant & takeaway in the heart of Portishead, serving traditional Curry to Portishead and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. Open for takeaway and deliveries.
NEW MUMBAI, WEST HILL – DELIVERY AND COLLECTION
Indian takeaway for delivery and collection.
New Mumbai Website
New Mumbai phone number 01275 818186
PIZZA PICANTE, AVON WAY – DELIVERY & COLLECTION
Offering pizzas, fish and chips etc for collection and delivery
COLLECTION – 15 MINUTES
PORTISHEAD DELIVERY – Minimum order £13.90
DELIVERY OUTSIDE PORTISHEAD – (Pill, Clevedon, Portbury, Weston in Gordano, Clapton in Gordano) – Minimum order £23.00
ORDER ON Pizza Picante’s website or
Telephone 01275 460505
Pizza Picante 113 Avon Way, Portishead BS20 6LT
THE PORT BAR IN THE PRECINCT – TAKEAWAY & DELIVERIES
- The Port Bar will be offering beer and pizzas for takeaway from 5 pm til 9 pm (Tues-Thurs), 5-10 pm (Fri and Sat) and 5-9pm on Sunday.
- ‘Drive-through’ style collection available too
- Or order via their website
- Free delivery
IMPORTANT UPDATE about our takeaway service:
As per the latest government guidelines we have taken the following strict measures:
• Maximum of 2 customers that are not of the same family can walk in at the same time.
• 2m distance should be kept in between customers and staff.
• Any physical contact with the bar surface area, doors, handles should be avoided.
• Toilets can no longer be used by customers.
• Payments only contactless (no cash).
• We will as always follow all necessary measures to keep our staff hygienic, healthy and safe
• We URGE you to use the convenience of our DRIVE-THROUGH service as the parking at the Precinct is available.
• If you need to collect your order, the front doors will be always kept open but please avoid any close physical contact.
Thank you 🙏
“Our delivery service will be as usual so we can deliver in all of you who are in safe-isolation or simply can’t come and collect.”The Port Bar Team
Port Bar Portishead phone number – 07526 636167
Port Bar Website
MOKOKO ON PORTISHEAD MARINA – COLLECTION ONLY
“Mokoko is making around 100 Sourdough loaves and pastries each morning for collection from 9am Tuesday to Saturday each week.Shannon, Mokoko Coffee and Bakery
Thanks and stay safe x”
Mokoko Cafe and Bakery phone number – 07990 113211
CAFE MARINA – TAKEAWAY & DELIVERY
We remain open but at this stage, on a takeaway basis only. We have reconfigured the layout to facilitate safe distancing.
Stay safe and comfort eat!The Cafe Marina Team
Breakfast, lunch and pizza menus are under the menu tab on the Facebook page. All of these are available to take away and for delivery within Portishead.
Tel 01275 390405, FB message or email – firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Cafe Marina Facebook page
SEAROCK FISH & CHIPS ON PORTISHEAD MARINA – TAKEAWAY ONLY
REVISED OPENING HOURS
FISH AND CHIPS – TAKEAWAY ONLY
TUES – SAT 4 PM- 8 PM
Wed is our gluten-free day for coeliacs (fried in separate fryers).
Gluten-free batter is available on other days, but not fried separately (suitable for intolerance).
PLEASE NOTE : LAST ORDERS WILL BE 15 MINS BEFORE ADVERTISED CLOSING TIMES.
THE ROYAL INN – TAKE AWAY & DRIVE THROUGH
“TAKE AWAY OPENING HOURS
Wednesday -Saturday 12-3 & 5-8 pm
Sunday 12-3 roast dinners only 5-8 pm normal menu
We are also adding to our bar list a takeaway guest ale £3 per pint
Thank you for your custom and support
Stay safe ❤️”
VENGA TAPAS BAR AND RESTAURANT – TAKEAWAY & DELIVERY
Now available new No Contact Home Delivery / Takeaway Menu. Thursday to Sunday 5pm – 10pm.
Menu for takeaway or delivery now available via Etsy from Thursday to Sunday, 5pm-10pm
Call Venga on 01275 814 391
SOW AND ARROW, CLEVEDON – TAKEAWAY & DELIVERY
“We have started a new local delivery service. We will be delivering to Clevedon Tuesday-Friday, Portishead on Tuesdays and Nailsea on Thursdays. Please call the store on 01275 870 762 with any orders you would like to place. The team will happily guide you with what we have, from freshly made quiche slices, Scotch eggs, sausage rolls to our range of cakes, biscuits and granola pots. We are trying to get as much onto our website as possible and are working hard so that the general public can see what we offer.
We are adapting in this changing climate and sincerely appreciate all local support.
To keep up to date on all of our news, blogs and developments, please sign up to the Sow & Arrow website or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
With much appreciation- Pauline, Gaz and team.Sow & Arrow, Clevedon
Open Monday-Friday 7-4 pm and Saturday 8-4 pm
SIREN’S CALLING PUB, PORTISHEAD MARINA – DRINKS DELIVERIES ONLY
“We are … doing deliveries on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Please place your orders before 1pm on those days. All our draft beers and ciders are available in 3 litre bag in boxes or 2 pint cartons.
Please see Beers/Ciders on tap for current availability and pricing.
All take away wines and bottled beers off our in-house menu are 20% less than the advertised price. Please order by calling 01275 268278, via the website contact page, facebook, or by emailing email@example.com.
Thank you to all our friends of the bar and please stay safe during these times.”
HOW TO KEEP THE FAMILY AMUSED – ON-LINE ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN AND GROWN UPS
Most of us are spending considerably more time at home than we’re used to, so here are a few ideas to keeping everyone entertained:-
CORONAVIRUS – A BOOK FOR CHILDREN – FREE DOWNLOAD
Read the free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
We want to make sure that this book is accessible to every child and family and so the book is offered totally free of charge to anyone who wants to read it. Down load your copy using the link below*
LOCAL HISTORY VIDEOS – FREE TO WATCH DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
I’m releasing weekly local interest videos which will be free for the duration of lockdown. I’m showing these as YouTube ‘premieres’ so we can watch along live together as they air. Popcorn is optional but recommended! 🍿🎥🍿🎥🍿
Subscribe here and click the bell to be notified of this week’s new release.
A HISTORY OF BRISTOL follows the development of Bristol, from small Anglo-Saxon settlement to a thriving metropolis.
BRISTOL AT WAR tells a comprehensive story of Bristol during World War II, from the preparations for war right up to the jubilation of VE Day. The film includes eye-witness accounts, extracts from personal diaries, wartime sound effects, historical artefacts, films and photographs which bring to life major events of the war and the effect it had on Bristolians and the city.
THE DOUGLAS STORY follows Douglas motorcycle history – the British bike from Bristol that took the world by storm. During the 1920s the Douglas Motorcycle Company of Bristol led the world in motorcycle design and manufacture, holding 150 World and British records!
Future videos will premiere on Thursdays at 11 am, so do subscribe and pop the date in your diary if you’d like to join us.
Visit this page for full details of the series of
Bristol History Videos – Free for Lockdown!
8 FREE AND CHEAP KIDS SPRING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS VIDEO
This short video includes some fun ideas of things to do with the kids – many of which you can do in or around the home.
The video was made long before the coronavirus outbreak so please follow the official guidance and don’t do anything which might put you or others at risk!
Take a look at this article which offers ideas for Easter crafting. You might have to be inventive with craft materials you already have around the house though!
PORTISHEAD YOUTH CENTRE – ONLINE HANGOUTS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
“Here at Portishead Youth Centre we are going digital!
Portishead Youth Centre is running daily virtual youth club sessions. Children and young people can join in using their phone, tablet or laptop every day for fun sessions from the safety of their homes (age 8+)
WEDNESDAYS 1pm-4pm: Craft along session
THURSDAYS 10am: Online Messy Makes preschool activities
Friday’s 4-6: Online dungeons and dragons games club (year 7+)
Think all the fun of cooking, arts and crafts, sports/exercise activities and support and advice from qualified Youth Workers alongside your friends, just via the internet!
“Whilst the regulations on organisations like ours mean that we need to cease our traditional youth work delivery, it doesn’t mean we can’t still be there for any child or young person who needs us!
This is a hugely worrying time for so many, and in particular children and young people so we are continuing our support with online or telephone-based 1:1 sessions for ANY child or young person who needs us. We are putting together a timetable of contact sessions that all children and young people in our community are able to access. Anything from a one-off phone call, to daily check-ins, we are here to be of as much help as possible.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01275 82461 if your child would appreciate someone to talk to.
All our online sessions are being run by qualified and experienced Youth Workers with our normal high standard of safeguarding.
Finally, if we can be of any help to anyone within the community please ask! We will do our best within our capacity and remits to help. The Office will be contactable on 01275 842461, 9am-5pm.
FREE HOME LEARNING RESOURCES
Twinkl is currently offering a selection of free home learning resources which parents can download for their children. You may need to sign up for a free account to access these educational resources. There are also paid subscriptions which pop up, however I was able to download some free resources for my eleven-year-old (year six) son by signing up for a free account then clicking on the link in their email.
FREE AUDIBLE STORIES FOR KIDS
For as long as schools are closed, Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
HEALTHCARE IN PORTISHEAD DURING COVID-19
HARBOURSIDE FAMILY PRACTICE
“In line with NHS England advice – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – we will convert all our appointments to telephone or video consultation. There will be no facility to book direct into a face to face appointment. We MUST limit footfall to the surgery to protect our patients and staff from potential infection. You will receive a call from a clinician who will manage all they can over the phone. After speaking with you, if absolutely necessary, they will offer you a face to face appointment. It is currently still possible to book appointments in advance for nurse-led clinics but availability will likely be reduced. PLEASE do not come to the surgery to manage anything routine.
If you need to order a prescription use online access, email (email@example.com), ask your pharmacy to order or write us a letter. If any patient is not able to order their repeat prescriptions as they do not have online access, during this pandemic, we will take prescription requests over the phone if absolutely necessary. Do not come to reception to order medication.
Please only come to the surgery in person if you have been invited by one of our staff.
We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time.
LOOKING AFTER MENTAL HEALTH & GETTING OUTDOORS
FREE HEADSPACE RESOURCES
During this time of crisis, Headspace, the mindfulness and meditation app, is offering access to some free meditation resources.
These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling.Headspace
CORONVIRUS PORTISHEAD AND NORTH SOMERSET RESOURCES
PORTISHEAD TOWN COUNCIL
Portishead Town Council has closed its Folk Hall office to the public until further notice, however, the office remains staffed. You can contact them by phone on 01275 847078 or find more information on the Portishead Town Council Coronavirus Information page.
NORTH SOMERSET COUNCIL
Find the latest news on Coronavirus on the North Somerset Town Council Coronavirus page.
PORTISHEAD CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT NETWORK FACEBOOK GROUP
North Somerset libraries are closed but existing loans will be extended to 2nd July and some on-line services will still be available.
Do NOT return borrowed items yet!
Harbourside Family Practice”
The Portishead Coronavirus Support Network Facebook group has been set up for residents of Portishead, to be able to reach out to each other for support during the Coronavirus crisis and to help elderly and vulnerable locals. Request to join using the link above. There are currently almost 3000 members (18th March).
“We have a lot of elderly and vulnerable people in Portishead, who won’t be able to get out for food, prescriptions and necessities, so it would be great if we could all discuss ways of helping each other and for those in need to be able to ask for help. 💕 It is a place for support and kindness”Portishead Coronavirus Support Betwork Facebook page
CORONAVIRUS NATIONAL RESOURCES
If you want to know more about the virus, there are lots of official resources. I link to a couple of useful websites below. Please comment below if there are others you think I should include here.
The Gov UK website offers information on Coronavirus, including articles on:-
- social distancing
- stay at home guidance
- guidance for employers, employees and businesses.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION WEBSITE
The World Health Organisation website offers information on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak including:-
- how to protect yourself
- travel advice
- situation reports
The NHS website gives an overview of coronavirus (COVID-19):-
- describes coronavirus symptoms
- explains when you should stay at home
- how long to stay at home
- when to contact NHS 111
- how to avoid spreading coronavirus
CLOSED …FOR NOW
ANTONIO’S TRATTORIA PIZZERIA – CLOSED
Antonio’s Portishead phone number – 01275 842674
HEAVEN ON THE HILL ON AVON WAY – CLOSED
“Thank you to everyone who has supported us – we are closed now until further notice – all cake orders will be fulfilled – stay safe everyone, see you on the other side x”Heaven on the Hill
AQUA ON THE MARINA – CLOSED
I hope you are keeping well.
It has taken me some time to gather my thoughts amidst responding to the threat of COVID19.
The latest update from the government means that there is at least a collective understanding of what the parameters for day to day living look like in the immediate future.
In addition to the temporary closure of all of our restaurants, our takeaway and delivery service will also cease with immediate effect.
I will be sharing ideas here, developing #myaqua and keeping you up to date with positive thoughts and stories during this time when we need to stay connected.
This is certainly the most significant crisis I have known in my lifetime, but I am determined to ensure that our mindset doesn’t contract, but that we continue to innovate, invest in our service and our processes, to ensure we improve how we serve you and others in the future.
I am sure that you join me in adding your positive thoughts and appreciation to everyone working on the frontlines of this crisis putting their lives at risk to help others, and also the scientists that are seeking to develop a solution.
Thank you for your continued patronage and your support of the Bristol and Bath hospitality industry.
THE WHITE HART, WESTON IN GORDANO – CLOSED
“Mother’s Day was lovely in the end. Our crew worked hard to bring the pub roasts to people houses around Portishead and Clevedon. What great customers. So much affection for our little place.
Then the team all sat down, had a drink, chatted. Chatted about the future. The known future and the unknown future. The hoped-for future
It’s so good to know the team will get government-backed salary support. More than a relief. They all want to stay. They are all wonderful. They all want to open again better & stronger.
Then the goodbyes but not farewells. Hugs (or elbows these strange days) Then we closed the door. For months, for years, forever, no one actually knows
I drove home. Along the High Street. Lounge closed. Poacher closed. Emotion got the better of me and I cried. Ridiculous. Get a grip
There’s so much good around this town and, of course so many worse problems than our tiny ones. Perspective.
Can we, the team at the WH wish you and your families all the very best and hope you keep safe
We hope to see you ‘on the other side’
Enough now. Wine calling 🍷🍷.”
The White Hart
White Hart Weston-in-Gordano Phone number – 01275 818702
BOTTELINOS RESTAURANT – CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
Unfortunately, we have come to the difficult decision to close our restaurant until the foreseeable future to protect our staff and customer’s health during these uncertain times. We will keep everyone updated to when we decide to open again and would like to thank you all for your continued support.
Stay safe and best wishes to you all, we will see you soon.
Bottelino’s Portishead xx
CORNER CAFE – CLOSED
Hi everyone 👋
Although we could have still operated as a T/A or delivery service, we have decided to close our doors…
We haven’t made this decision lightly but it is the best thing to do for the safety of our staff members.
We thank you for your ongoing custom and for supporting our family run business, it’s really appreciated.
We hope that you can understand, but we will remain closed until we feel it is safe to reopen.
Any updates will be posted here on our Facebook page, so please keep an eye out.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon 🤞
– Jim, Marianna and all the rest of us at The Corner Cafe
Corner Cafe phone number – 01275 817400
THE WINDMILL INN – CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
Windmill closed until further notice.
THE BLACK HORSE – THE KICKER,
CLAPTON IN GORDANO – CLOSED
The dictionary definition of a pub: A pub, or public house, is an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic drinks, which traditionally include beer (such as ale) and cider.
It’s so much more though.
It’s friendship, company, laughter, a place to meet at times of sadness, a workplace, a social lifeline, community. It’s so mech more than just a licensed premises.
We’ll ring the bell for time tonight and won’t know when we’ll open the doors again – along with every other vitally important premises around the country.
We will miss you. You will miss us. But we’ll be back. And when we are we’ll need you more than ever.
From the bottom of our hearts we’d like to thank you, our valued customers and friends, and our staff – they are family to us and to a person have been amazing throughout this period of uncertainty.
To our fellow Publican friends we wish you all well. We’ll all get through this. If we can help each other then we should and will.
Take care of yourselves everyone – these are scary times and the most important thing is that you look after each other.
We look forward to seeing you all on the other side.
Johnny & Allison xx
Black Horse In – The Kicker
THE PRIORY, PORTBURY: CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
We have been following the expert advice laid out by the government and Public Health officials on how businesses should prepare, react and operate in relation to any further spread of the COVID-19 virus. In line with the Government’s recent announcement, unfortunately, we are temporarily closed.
We want to thank our amazing team who have gone above and beyond and our guests for supporting us in this really difficult time. Keep in touch with us via our social channels – we can’t wait to welcome you back soon.
NORTH SOMERSET LIBRARIES CLOSED FOR COVID-19
North Somerset libraries are closed but existing loans will be extended to 2nd July and some on-line services available.
All North Somerset libraries, including the Mobile Library, will be closed from the end of Thursday 19 March until further notice. Congresbury Community Library, which is run by volunteers, will be closed from Monday 23 March. Extended Access will not be available at Portishead and Winscombe Libraries and Worle and Yatton Library and Children’s Centres.
While we recognise that libraries are important hubs of the communities which hundreds of people visit every day, our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff.
Existing loans will be automatically extended until Thursday 2 July. Please do not return items borrowed from the library during this time and please do not leave them on the doorstep, as they could be stolen or damaged.
Libraries are more than just a physical space and we aim to continue to deliver a range of services, including access to eBooks, eMagazines and eAudio (include links.
Some libraries share a building with children’s centres. If you are currently under midwifery care at one of the area’s children’s centres, keep attending at your usual location as these midwife appointments will continue.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01934 426834 if you have any queries. For the latest updates follow us on Twitter at @nsomlibraries or follow us on Facebook /NSlibraries
Online services and the Enquiry Service will still be available
JOHN LEWIS – STORES NOW CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
|To all our customers,|
Thank you for your continued loyalty and support, even during these uncertain times. Our thoughts go out to all of you who have been affected by this unprecedented situation.
We have kept our shops open as long as possible because we know how important a role they play to you and your local communities. Due to the unfolding situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re very sad to have to let you know we’ll be temporarily closing John Lewis shops from the end of the day on Monday 23 March.
For 155 years, our mission has been to serve you – and rest assured, that will continue. We may be closing our shop doors, but johnlewis.com will remain open and we will be keeping our Waitrose Food Halls open in as many locations as possible (excluding Bluewater, Southampton and Watford). You can still choose to have John Lewis orders delivered to your home, or via Click & Collect from your local Waitrose shop.
Our shop Partners will be joining their colleagues at Waitrose, as we play our part to help feed the nation during this time. Our Waitrose shops have introduced special opening hours and have announced a £1million Community support fund which will be used to help the most isolated and vulnerable members of our communities.
Our Customer Service Partners are on hand to answer any of your questions or you can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter where we’ll be sharing our latest news.
We know the coming days and weeks will be filled with uncertainty and we want to help support you and your families as best we can. We’ll be exploring ways to offer Partner-led services remotely, which could include nursery or wellbeing advice, and craft and cookery classes provided by Partners online, or on one to one calls.
When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming you back into our shops.
Take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your communities.
Partner & Executive Director, Customer Service
JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP
IKEA – NOW CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
IKEA UK and Ireland to temporarily close stores to customers by 6pm on Friday 20th March.
|To all our IKEA Family members, |
These are extraordinary times, and our absolute priority is to ensure the health and safety of our customers and co-workers.
As a precautionary measure against the ongoing risk of COVID-19, we have decided that, at 6pm on Friday 20th March, we will temporarily close all the IKEA stores across the UK and Ireland to customers.
|You will continue to be able to browse and purchase the majority of the range online at ikea.co.uk or through the app, and have our products delivered directly to you. You will also be able to request a contact-free delivery if you prefer. For people with pre-booked kitchen planning appointments, we will be in touch to discuss virtual or remote planning options.Co-workers are at the heart of the IKEA business and we are committed to supporting them in the best possible way during this complex and fast-evolving situation. We would like to thank our co-workers and partners for their dedication and hard work through these unprecedented times.We look forward to welcoming you back to our stores soon and we thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary circumstances. |
For the most up to date information about IKEA, please visit ikea.co.uk.
Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer, UK and Ireland
NEXT STORES – NOW CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
23/3/2020 – Next stores now closed – on-line business remains open
To all of our customers,
We have made the decision to close our stores from today, Monday 23rd March, at 6pm, temporarily until further notice.
We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our staff who continue to be incredibly supportive of NEXT and we would also like to let customers know that we do appreciate their loyal support.
Our online business remains open, with all home deliveries and returns now free. We are making every effort to deliver any uncollected parcels in store to your billing address. This will happen automatically and for FREE and there’s no need to contact us to arrange it. Any unsuccessful deliveries to your billing address will be automatically returned to us and you will be refunded. Again, there’s no need to contact us to arrange this.
If you have bought something from our store that needs to be returned, please hold on to your item with the receipt until the store reopens. We will honour any late returns within 14 days from the point at which stores reopen.
Our Customer Service team will be on hand to answer any urgent questions and you may find our online dedicated FAQs informative, or you can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter where we will be sharing any updates.
When the time is right we will look forward to welcoming you back into our stores.
Stay safe and look after each other.
NATIONAL TRUST – CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19
We’ve sadly taken the decision to close our parks and gardens, in addition to our houses, shops and cafés, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus. We know that people are likely to need space and fresh air in the coming weeks and months and we will do all we can to provide access wherever possible. Our countryside and coastal locations remain open with parking charges waived, but we encourage people to stay local and observe social distancing measures. Please find more information on this here: http://ow.ly/KXMw30qrDBH
FINAL NOTE ON CORONAVIRUS IN PORTISHEAD
The situation is constantly evolving so please double-check opening times directly with the businesses.
I’ve put this guide together to try and collect some of the resources, offers of support in Portishead and other useful information in one place, It in no way constitutes or takes the place of medical advice. If you have any concerns about your health or anything else to do with coronavirus, please consult the appropriate body.
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