What we’re still doing differently
Now that the shop has been extended, we are finding little need to regulate customer numbers. However we’ll be keeping a close eye on this and may bring back limits if and when needed, especially around Christmas.
The shop is cleaned frequently throughout the day using an alcohol-based disinfectant. Hand and trolley sanitiser is available at the door.
We have a good flow of air through the shop, with all windows and doors that can be opened, open!
If you’d like to shop at a quieter time, Wednesdays, especially afternoons, are a good bet. Feel free to give us a ring for the most up-to-date information.
What we’re asking of you
We encourage you to wear a face covering while you’re in the shop, and move through as quickly as you can. If possible, pay by card. Be aware that other people may feel more vulnerable than you – especially as the situation fluctuates – and give people space.
Shop & Drop for shielders
For people who are shielding or unable to get out for other reasons, we have helped subsidise a temporary Shop & Drop service from Chorlton Bike Deliveries co-operative. So if you live within 3 miles of the shop, you can get your shopping done and delivered! This is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You just send them a shopping list (at least a day in advance), with your preferred delivery day, your phone number and address to email@example.com (please contact them directly rather than us, as they are running the scheme). Capacity is limited, but they will do their best to help people who need it. The service does not incur a charge but you are welcome to make a donation to CBD if you would like. Most of their work is carried out in volunteer time.
Looking after each other
If you know of elderly or vulnerable people in our community, please think about whether you can offer to help them out with shopping or other essential needs.