Delivering for you: updated 1st April 2020
We are updating this Blog on a daily basis.
Please be aware of the new rules and guidelines that are affecting all those working in the food and drink sector. It means they are operating under very difficult conditions to protect their own teams as well as customers – and under very strict rules.
If they don’t adhere to them – they could be closed down … so please be considerate, be patient and allow extra time for planning, for ordering as well as for delivery/collection. More information can be found later in our Blog.
Coronavirus continues to impact heavily – and the Covid-19 restrictions look set to affect even more businesses and organisations in Cupar as the days pass. The most important role we can undertake – first and foremost – is to help the most vulnerable: to that end, we’ve created this Blog that details the businesses in town who are trying their very best to meet the ever-changing landscape. Please help by sharing this with friends, family and colleagues …
A new fresh food delivery service launched (22nd March 2020) in response to the current challenges, linking three of the town’s businesses – The Fish Tail (a new business that’s just been launched by the award-winning Central Cafe in Cupar) together with Fisher & Donaldson and Minick Butchers. We’ve helped to spread the word – a video created to launch the service was viewed more than 6,000 times on our Facebook page in the first 24hrs.
Each of the businesses listed below has a click-through to our Blog’s map to show their location, address details and any digital links that we have. This page and our work in Cupar supports all – large and small: all should be aware of the largest food stores – Aldi, Co-Op, Lidl, Poundstretcher and Tesco.
The following has three sections …
- Fresh Food & Grocery Delivery
- Home Delivery & Takeway
For ease of use, we have given the telephone number of each beneath their listing: please be aware that (at times) they will be busy/engaged – but that they are working very hard to meet all; the demands …
Fresh Food & Groceries – some with Home Delivery
07507863028 or 01334 659216
Via the App – Snappyshopper.co.uk
Fresh fruit & Veg boxes
Vegetable Box £15 / Fruit Box £15 / 4kg Fresh Chips £5.80 / 2kg Vegetable Soup Mix £5.10 / 2kg Leek & Potato Soup Mix £5.70. Order by 9pm on Wednesday for Friday/Saturday delivery. Please text orders to 07785797981. Please note: contents may vary depending on stock.
Predominantly, the following are the town’s bistros, cafes, restaurants and takeaways: many have run home delivery and takeaway services for years. Others are adapting to ensure they can still provide a service to their customers.
Home Delivery & Takeaway
The restaurant has launched a takeaway and home delivery menu – available from Wednesday to Saturday (4pm – 8pm).
Orders should be placed 24hrs out : please find more via our Blog.
If we have missed anyone, please let us know.
This Blog will be updated from time to time to try and keep the information as current for our readers as we possibly can.
New legal requirements for food businesses
Please be patient with businesses who are working very hard to ensure all orders and deliveries are met during these very challenging times. There are new rules and regulations that are placing significant restrictions on businesses to ensure all are adhering to new legal requirements. These include …
- All food businesses must stop all eat-in activity
- Wherever possible, remove any in-store / outside seating: if not possible, display clear signage to tell all that seating is NOT FOR USE
- Only takeaway and/or collection sales are allowed
- Businesses remaining open must enforce social distancing – and this applies for customers and staff: if you are asked to stand away from anyone, please listen to the advice and act on it.
There are also new guidelines covering food hygiene, packaging, cleaning and waste disposal as well as more detailed information for takeaways and eateries offering food collection services. In order for businesses to best manage their service, they are being asked to:
- Reduce the number of items on menus
- Only have essential staff on premises whenever possible
- Set up a collection area that enables customers to keep government-recommended distances
- Put clear signs on/near your entrance explaining precautions – asking that all keep at least two metres apart (in-store and queuing: if you run a business and need suitable wording – please feel free to use the poster at the food of this Blog: it also contains a link to the latest Scottish Government advice on Social Distancing.
Encourage customers to …
- Order online, by phone – or to order from the premises doorway
- Use contactless payment to avoid handling/exchange of cash
Support our local businesses – and please be aware …
Local councils are now tasked with ensuring all are implementing the official requirements. Whether a customer, essential supplier or member of staff, you must adhere to all rules – especially so regarding social distancing. This means keeping a distance of at least two metres (6.5 feet) between you and any other person.
Failure to comply could result in the council shutting down the business with immediate effect and/or potentially unlimited fines.
Thanks for reading.