A NUMBER of businesses in Cirencester are looking to overcome the coronavirus pandemic by altering their services.

Cirencester’s Corn Hall Deli and restaurant MBB Brasserie have transformed into a unique indoor market and delivery service.

As the coronavirus continues to affect supplies and supermarket stock and offerings, MBB executive chef Ethan Rodgers has pulled on and utilised his trusted suppliers to provide essentials like bread, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables.

There is also the usual mix of world fromagerie and charcuterie on offer.

“There are even portioned up baked beans available to purchase as well as store cupboard ingredients like flour and butter,” Ethan said.

The restaurant is launching a take away and delivery service as of today and production has already began on the packaged dishes including a Coq Au Vin that is ready to go now at the Corn Hall makeshift-market.

“People are used to the quality of MBB and The Deli and we want to replicate that even in these difficult times," Ethan added.

"I would also like to offer NHS staff free delivery as well as 20 percent off products in accordance with the Blue Light Card initiative.”

Cirencester-based bespoke tailor - Barrington Ayre is offering video appointments to customers old and new to combat Covid-19.

“We are keeping open as usual," said Barrington Ayre’s principle tailor Tom Wharton.

“Due to the set up here with myself on one floor and Sian on the other we keep well within the proximity guidelines and we have full hand washing facilities as well as military grade hand sanitiser, kindly provided by a customer.

"We are also still operating our visiting tailor service and are also making people in the UK aware of our video appointment service that we currently use for our customers around the world.

"This is where we send samples of fabrics that they are interested in, a tape measure and then conduct a full classic appointment via Skype, or FaceTime video services.

"We are also still manufacturing our own ‘Made in Cirencester’ jackets from our workrooms above our Market Place, Showroom and will keep doing until told otherwise.

"This is a time for small businesses and communities to pull tougher, support each other and keep the local economy buoyant.”

The Gateway Cafe and Information Centre has closed for public access under government advice to help stop spread Covid-19 but they have decided to open ‘The Hatch’ to help assist the residents of the South Cerney Lakes as well as lake staff and few walkers.

Corn Hall Deli is situated opposite MBB Brasserie in Cirencester’s Corn Hall. It is open Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 5.30pm subject to change based on regulations and incoming laws.

Barrington Ayre can be found above Goldsmiths in the Cirencester Market Place. You can call the Cirencester Showroom on 01285 689431 or 0845 300 9014.