Well, who would have though that this is how 2020 was going to pan out hey. People might be feeling pretty scared right now and it’s important that we all support each other as best we can. Liverpool Coronavirus confirmed cases are still pretty low but we also need to take the outbreak seriously and follow government guidelines.
With more Liverpool bars, restuarants and shops having to make the difficult decision to close their doors for the forseeable future, we’re looking at the ways that you can still support them.
Even though many restuarants and cafes have had to close their doors to sit in customers they can still safely operate a takeaway and delivery service. We’ve listed below the restaurants currently offering delivery:
One Percent Forest
Dead Crafty Beer Company
Gusto, Albert Dock
Lunya & Lunyalita
The Rotisserie Hub
The Egg Cafe
Woo Tan Scran
Maggie Fu, Smithdown Road
Free State Kitchen
The Baltic Social
Spitroast, Crosby & Smithdown Road
Buy gift vouchers
One of the best ways that you can help local businesses right now is by buying gift vouchers, so think ahead to people’s birthdays later in the year and even Christmas. By buying the vouchers now we can give cash flow to those businesses that have to close for the time being. Check the websites of your favourite places as most are stepping up their offering of gift vouchers on their sites.
Shop at Independent Etsy Stores/Online Stores
Again, if you can think ahead to buy gifts for people now, it will make the next few months much more bearable for small independent online shops.
Sells enamel pins from Liverpool and Everton themed pins and popular Liverpool landmarks, there’s also pins based on your favourite film and tv shows.
Selling illustrations and prints, their colouring in sheets are a perfect cure for boredom during self-isolation.
Dorothy are based in the Baltic Triangle and their online shop sells amazing, unique and stylish prints. Isolation could be a great time to work on your home decor!
Buy books online from News From Nowhere
News From Nowhere have an online shop and they can request any book you’re looking for so you don’t have to worry about leaving the house.
Stream and buy your favourite local band’s music
We created our very own Self-Isolation Spotify Playlist with the best music from the local scene and we’ll continue to add to this. But, we’d also encourage you, where possible to buy music to support these bands through what will be an extremely difficult period for them.
Smithdown Road Virtual Festival
From Monday 23rd March the team behind Smithdown Raod Festival will be hosting Smithdown Virtual Festival with musicians around the city and beyond playing live sets which they’ll be streaming via their Facebook page every day for the next couple of weeks!
Discounts for Health, Social, Emergency Services and NHS Workers
We are completely overwhelmed by the amazing work of NHS staff right now and rightly so they are being recognised by loads of cafes and restaurants too. Find all the offers below:
Greggs are giving out FREE hot drinks to health, social and emergency service workers. Just call into your local shop and show a member of the team your badge.
Pret are giving free hot drinks and 50% off everything else for NHS workers.
Las Iguanas are offering 40% off food for NHS staff.
Wahaca are offering 50% off food for NHS and emergency services workers.
Nandos are giving members of the NHS 50% off food.
During this period of uncertainty we want to support everyone who’s suffering as best as we can so if you know of any initiatives happening in Liverpool please get in touch or leave a comment below so that we can add the news to our Liverpool Coronavirus guides.