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Covid-19 in Chesham

A guide, particularly for the elderly & self-isolating. To register as a vulnerable person, see this page ... and then ??

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Medical

Garlicks Chemist
Garlicks Chemist have updated their opening hours for the foreseeable future. They will now be *shut from 12pm to 2pm and CLOSE at 5:30pm*
York House (Dental)
 We will be running a daily emergency service by appointment only between the hours of 11am - 1pm for existing patients.
If you have any dental questions or non urgent dental pain which doesn’t require you to leave the house, whether you are a patient of ours or not, please feel free to message me privately
Chess House (dental)
We regret to inform you that we are now completely CLOSED, and unable to see any patients at the practice. See post for emergency numbers etc.
 
Specsavers
Yes we will be open on limited hours for emergency appointments and glasses collections. Give the store a call at about 10.30 to check if its open yet.

Supermarkets

Waitrose
"Waitrose stores will dedicate the first hour of opening as a priority shopping time for the elderly, the vulnerable and those who look after them." (Email, 19/3/20 )
That would be 07:30-08:30, Monday-Saturday - see Branch page - also - Coronavirus page.
NHS Staff
Daily Essentials will be kept aside, just for you.Once you get to the checkout, you'll have priority treatment -
(25-Mar) Just so you are aware if you are a NHS worker we do NOT expect you to join the queue at Waitrose Chesham (Please avoid the first hour as that is for the elderly ONLY.)
Please do make yourself known and come straight to the front of the queue, we also are keeping essentials ... 
 
 
Sainsbury's
See News page;
  • We would like customers to pay by card. If you would like to pay by cash, please use our self-service tills.
  • Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all our supermarkets will dedicate 08.00 to 09.00 to serving elderly customers, disabled customers and carers
  • NHS and social care workers will be able to shop in our supermarkets for half an hour before they open, from Monday to Saturday. Anyone with NHS ID will be able to shop from 07.30 to 08.00 on these days
Tesco (Amersham)
From Thursday 19 March we will start to implement the following changes:
  • To ensure more people have access to everyday essentials, we are introducing a storewide restriction of only 3 items per customer on every product line, and removing multi-buy promotions.
  • In order to allow Tesco colleagues to focus on stocking shelves, helping to provide the essential groceries you are looking for and to avoid waste, we will close all meat, fish, deli counters and salad bars.
  • To be able to ensure our stores are clean, that we can replenish stock, and allow our colleagues to rest, we will change our trading hours with all stores closing at 10pm.
  • To ensure we are doing everything possible to reduce the risk of infection for both our customers and colleagues, we will be introducing some distancing measures at the checkout and, to make it swifter, invite customers who can, to pay by card.
  • To help free up slots for the more vulnerable, such as our elderly customers and those who are self-isolating, we are encouraging customers who shop online or choose Click+Collect for their grocery home shopping, to prioritise shopping in-store where possible.
  • To ensure our more vulnerable and elderly customers can shop in-store, we will prioritise one hour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning between 9-10am (except in our Express stores) and ask that you respect this.

Local Shops

'Lock-down' announced by the Prime Minister -

"To ensure compliance with the Government’s instruction to stay at home, we will immediately:

See this article for a list of non-essential shops, or the official announcement.

Support our Local Shops ! Costa will most likely survive the outbreak without your custom, others may not. Parking Charges are suspended !

Chesham Market
pleased to advise that we have permission for a limited market to continue to open. We can provide fresh fruit and veg and some foods. All non-essential stalls have temporarily closed in line with the recent government announcement. (Danny)
Due to government guidelines we are introducing a delivery service for those who are self-isolating and cannot make it out.
Darvells Bakery
For now, our shops remain open but with revised opening times - Chesham Mon-Sat 8.30am - 3pm
Please ring your local shop to place an order. We will take payment at the time of ordering so that you can just pop by to collect your bread (at a safe distance from other shoppers and our staff).
Chesham 01494 774974
 
The Post Office
New opening hours - 9:00 - 13:00, Mon-Sat
Wenzels
(As from 26-Mar) We are opening at 7:00am and we close at 4:00pm; card payments only.
The Pet Shop
We are open tomorrow on reduced hours 9-3 . We will also be asking people to ring up to place an order and pay over the phone ( 01494 793344 ) 
Wheelhouse Vets
Our Beaconsfield and Amersham surgeries will be closing temporarily on Wednesday 25th March at the end of the business day. Chesham and Chalfont St Giles WILL remain OPEN. See this link for more details
Bulldog News
Bulldog News is still open everyday from 6am to 12pm. Not accepting Hermes parcels at this time
Simply the Best (Dry Cleaners)
all our branches are open for customers to collect and drop off but we are reducing our hours ...
 
J & R van hire
We are still open and intend to remain open while possible
If any NHS Staff need to hire a car, We will offer any of our cars for £10.00 a day, during the current situation.
Click Mechanic
ClickMechanic remains open in line with government guidelines to ensure your car stays safe and roadworthy 
Screwfix
Screwfix has been deemed an essential retailer and will be open 8-4 Monday to Saturday and 10-4 Sunday it will be using online click and collect orders only and will be used as a collection point

Local Restaurants, Takeaway, delivery

(Pre-lockdown announcements are probably still valid)

Spot On Wholesale Foods
This is an established food wholesale business that normally supplies the catering trade. Living locally I am offering this service to a 3 mile radius of Chesham to begin with.
Veg boxes, & we are also now delivering local bakers, Darvell's, Fresh Bread and Cakes daily.
Lewis Twydle
Now operating a local delivery service - see menu
Peri-Peri
peri peri original Chesham is open as usual doing delivery’s and collections only
Bejing Gourmet
Mon to Sun (CLOSED Tuesdays): 5pm – 10pm, with last delivery orders to be taken at 9:30pm. We have implemented a *contact-free delivery service* (see post)
Abra-Kebabra (Broad St)
20% Discount for NHS staff
Gourmet Food Direct
 
Free delivery to Prestwood & Great Missenden but we will have to start charging a small delivery fee for further away
Chiltern Fish & Game
 ... a home delivery service. We are offering £40 and £30 boxes. 
Leon / Rossco Fresh (Watford)
Free Home Delivery

Other open shops

(as of 1st April, between Broadway & Market Square; opening hours may vary from usual )

Food
Darvells (Bakers)
Hardware
Pearces, Circle K
Finance
Halifax
Opticians - offering emergency repairs (only)
Ultimate Eyewear, Turner and Browning, Specsavers
Other
Pet essentials, Holland and Barret
The Flower Box (01494 778283) are closed for normal business, but will provide flowers etc for Funerals

What is Closed ?

These businesses have announced that they are closed by the epidemic, but others may (should ?) also be ...

Coral (Bookmakers), Greggs, Poppins (Restaurant), Chatagon (to 20th April), Rumbles Pantry, Face Facts (Beauty Treatments), Gentlemen's Lounge (Barber), The Griffin (Pub), M&Co (Clothes), Mels Barber Shop, Amersham Auction Rooms, Sharry's Store (Waterside; Asheridge Road is open), Halo Hair, Millets, Chapter Two, Colton Footware, The Refill Project, Blue Haze, Motor Parts Direct

H&B Motors - I will be running a skeleton staff to continue to service key-workers & roadside breakdowns

Charity Shops closed ?

Please DO NOT leave donations outside closed shops !

Shaw Trust, Cancer Research (all unconfirmed), Sue Ryder, RSPCA, Oxfam

 

Local Shops - Pre Lockdown

This information was posted prior to the 'Lockdown' announcement (20:30 on 23-Mar) and so may not be valid. When confirmed, we will move it to the current section above. Food retailers and Pharmacies should continue as before.

Darvell's (Bakers)
Will deliver to elderly or self isolating
Chesham Cottage
offering to deliver meals for free for all customers within 3 miles. All NHS staff members are welcome to choose one complimentary main dish when ordering for collection on presentation of a valid ID.
Chesham Market
 We need you, our customers, to ensure that you are please being sensible in queues and keeping a safe distance from each other
 

Local Pubs/Restaurants

Offering take-away service -

The Bell, Chartridge
Takeaway service available, Deliveries possible in Chartridge and Chartridge Lane.
Ring us on 01494 782878
The Old Swan, The Lee
we will continue to offer our takeaway service [which] will launch on Mothering Sunday 22nd March where we will be offering our Mother's day menu at a reduced rate for you to take home.
Red Lion (Little Missenden)
Starting as of NOW, we will be delivering your favourite scrumptious selected meals to YOUR door.
The Blue Ball (Asheridge)
As from the 25th of March, the Blue Ball will be offering a takeaway service. Wednesday to Saturday from 12pm till 8pm.
The Drawing Room (via Email)
Frontline Health Workers, in whatever capacity, porters, nurses, doctors in Chesham I am making this offer. There will be a takeaway meal for you(+1) here, free. Anything/everything is available, phone me as you are leaving work, let me know what you fancy, how soon you will be here; pull into the Francis Yard and I will have it ready for you.
I will be putting a short menu together over the coming days and plan to offer a take-away collect/delivery service.
Brown Sugar
Takeaway only
Papad
 we would like to let our customers know that we are still open for business but for take-away and deliveries only
Chesham Tandoori
We at chesham tandoori would like everyone to know that we will be open for business but for deliveries and takeaways only
Sizzler Express
Starting today, any orders above £8 we will deliver free of charge to you
 
Costa Coffee
Provision is made under that statement for establishments such as ours to continue to trade on a takeaway-only basis. As such, we plan to open tomorrow and for the foreseeable future under these conditions.
To thank all our NHS workers that are working hard at this difficult time we are offering them a free drink when they come into our shop over the next 2weeks
Gourmet Food Direct
All being well we will be running a limited menu from next week where we aim to deliver our premium meals on Tuesdays & Fridays. All orders and enquiries welcome with priority given to the 70+ and vulnerable where required
 

 

Transport 

Met Line

(25-Mar) "Metropolitan Line: A 15 minute special service is operating on the line between Aldgate and Uxbridge and Baker Street to Watford and a 60 minute service between Baker Street to Amersham / Chesham. Due to operational restrictions Public transport should only be used for essential journeys"
(Advise you check the webpage before travelling)

(26-Mar) See this post, which differs from the current service advertised on the TfL webpage

TfL Corona Virus page ;

You can apply for a refund for your season ticket if you're self-isolating or not travelling due to concerns about Coronavirus. 

Bucks CC

COVID-19 Changes to Bus Services

Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways will be moving to a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running through a prolonged Coronavirus outbreak. 

We understand that people will be changing their plans and we will be increasing support for our customers who decide against travelling as originally intended. From Monday 16 March, customers can get 100% of their fare back on Off-Peak and Anytime tickets with no admin fees.

Arriva

Service changes, see their Covid update

Red Eagle Busses

Red Eagle will be removing all restrictions for concessionary passengers as of Friday 20th March. Passengers with an ENCTS card will be allowed to travel without charge throughout the day including before 0900.

Clarkes of Amersham (Removals)

Are open - We are also reaching out to the local community and helping where we can with local emergency deliveries, collecting of groceries, medication and other essentials.