Time to deliver ⏰
This is an incredibly difficult time for small businesses everywhere who are caught in a very tricky position 😔
Not only are they losing customers because people are being told not to venture out to restaurants / pubs, but they’re also being told by the government that they’re not being forced to close, which means that they’re expected to pay rent, pay staff and keep the business running but they’re not legally able to claim any insurance 💰
Even if they were forced to close, many wouldn’t have the right kind of insurance to cover for this type of situation anyway.
Please see my previous post for tips on how you can help these businesses and please remember that these people are not being greedy or selfish by staying open for delivery, they’re struggling to survive and are trying to keep their business running out of absolute necessity. This is new territory for all of us and we’re all doing our best to navigate the space.
I’ve been updating my story (all saved in a story highlight) with information from as many small businesses as I can to try and keep people up to date with their current situation – open hours, deliveries etc.
I’m supporting local restaurants by ordering takeaways from them. Pictured is the meal we ordered from the beautiful Asia from @smashingkitchen yesterday – a fresh, hearty salad and a warming chilli. If you are able to support, please do 🙏🏻
If you’re not able to spend money right now, there are lots of things you can do which don’t cost anything:
♥️Share their posts – The more exposure they get, the better
♥️Sign the petition to encourage the delivery apps to reduce their commission (link is in my bio)
♥️Post a picture about your favourite restaurant and let people know how they can help them
♥️Leave a review – they need your support at a time like this
♥️Comment on their posts. This community is amazing and I know we’ll all support where we can
♥️Sign other petitions supporting the hospitality industry (can be found on change.com)
If you have any more suggestions, please leave them below. Let’s put our heads together to help as much as we can.