Coronavirus: Local Businesses here to help

Businesses in Gainsborough and the surrounding area are here to help and are altering their services to provide reassurance for customers who are either in isolation or or just socially distancing.

As of 8.30pm on Monday 23 March 2020, new measures have been put in place meaning non-essential businesses will close until further notice. This is to ensure public safety and limiting the risk of spreading the disease.

We’ve been working behind the scenes to try and tell you which local businesses are still operating. Here’s a list of what we’ve found so far. If you’re a business or know of a business providing an extra service, please email [email protected] and we’ll update our list.

Food and Drink 

  • Adam’s Bay will continue to receive telephone orders. If you wish to place an order for collection please call 01427 611858 so that they can limit your waiting time. You can call ahead, pay over the phone and collect. Leaving you with limited waiting times and continued social distancing. A car park is also available so that you can place your order (in the Take Away) and then wait outside or in your car for your meals to be prepared. A limited Delivery Service is also Available.
  • The Clock House are offering a takeaway service for most items on their menu. They are also offering 10% discount off! To order your meals send us a message on Facebook or call them on 01427 238283 with as much notice as possible as everything is freshly made to order.
  • Uncle Henry’s have introduced additional services including a home delivery service and order and collect service. Bookable personal in-store shopping slots are also available for those feeling vulnerable and are limiting exposure to other people. The cafe remains open and they have made changes to the seating to separate people where possible. Their Mother’s Day Afternoon High Tea is also now available for takeaway. To find out how to order online visit the Uncle Henry’s website.
  • Blyton Ice Cream – will continue to offer a takeaway service for ice creams and milkshakes only. Delivery service will run 7 days a week, 3 to 10pm.
  • Greggs, Marshall’s Yard – is open as usual but for take out only.
  • Florentinos Gainsborough – offering fresh baked bread free of charge to anyone over 65 who is within a 2 miles radius and either self-isolating or unable to access bread. Online orders are still available and staff are happy to leave orders outside your door. Please ensure you pay online before delivery.
  • Marks and Spencers are reserving the first hour (8.30am to 9.30am) to the following customers on the below days:
    • Mondays and Thursdays – older and vulnerable shoppers
    • Tuesdays and Fridays – NHS workers
    • Items purchased from Frozen Food, Homeware, Grocery and eggs will be restricted to two items per person.
  • Reeds Coffee Shop – Food and Drink to go are open to continue to supply key workers are following the governments social distancing guidelines.
    • Only one customer in the shop at at any time
    • please sanitise your hands when entering
    • maintain a distance and only approach when making payment
    • please call to order where possible to ensure you are here for as little time as possible – 01427 679171

Other stores

  • Holland and Barrett are offering the first hour of trading (9am to 10am) each day reserved for older and vulnerable customers.

Across West Lindsey…

  • The Cross Keys, Grasby are offering a takeaway service and home delivery (within a 5 miles radius). Payment can also be made over the phone. Call 01652 628247.
  • Cote Hill Cheese, Market Rasen are open 6am to 6pm. They have milk, cheese, eggs & local jams. All to keep you enjoying your food, in these odd times. And it’s self service so good for physical distancing. They are also offering a delivery service for anyone self-isolating.
    • Place your order by emailing [email protected] with:
      • Your items for order – see the order form.
      • Your address
      • Preferred payment method
      • Free delivery for orders of £10 and over, £2 delivery charge on orders less than this.
    • Payment options:
      • Bank transfer
      • Cash or card upon delivery
    • Delivery Monday, Wednesday, Fridays to the following postcodes; LN2, LN3, LN6, LN7, LN8

For the latest news and advice about coronavirus please visit the website. You can also useful information about coronavirus on the nhs website.