Hertfordshire - still open for business

PUBLISHED: 16:12 23 March 2020 | UPDATED: 16:06 03 April 2020

The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on local businesses

The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on local businesses


We’re compiling a guide to the businesses that still need your custom to survive, the companies introducing special schemes to help people in the community, services that will help you adjust to working from home or being isolated from others.

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Lussmanns Weekend Ready-Made Meals

Lussmanns have launched a new delivery service of ready-made meals so that you can enjoy a touch of Lussmanns from the comfort of your own home.

They will post a new weekly menu every Monday on their website and social media channels and are covering the St Albans and Harpenden areas, with a click and collet service for those further afield.

For details go to lussmanns.com/lussmanns-to-go


Fine Dining takeaway in St Albans

Chez Mumtaj in St Albans have introduced a takeaway menu service so you can enjoy fine dining cuisine in the comfort of your own home.

Many of the dishes prepared in the kitchens may contain allergens nut and dairy traces, so please ask the server if you have allergies or dietary requirements. All curries are gluten free.

This is available Tuesday - Saturday, 12noon - 2.30pm and 6pm - 11pm. Minimum delivery order £20.

To order call 01727 800033

Deliveries available, within a 3 mile radius of Chez Mumtaj only.

Chez Mumtaj, 136-142 London Road, St Albans, AL1 1PQ

View the takeaway menu at chezmumtaj.com


Foods and Tapas delivery service in Kings Langsley

Dallings & Co are offering a delivery service to the local area with a daily menu of specials that will be delivered during the evenings between 6.30-8.30pm.

Phone 01923 265574 to order & pay over the phone by 4.30pm They will post updates on their menu on social media.



Gas Engineers

You may still need to call upon the services of a gas engineer inthe next few weeks.

Fireplaces and Heating Ltd in Luton are taking precautions so they can help their staff and customers stay safe if they need a home visit.

They are calling clients on the morning of our visit to confirm that their staff are healthy and able to attend the callout and ensure the customer is not in self-isolation.

They will be minimising contact by observing social distancing, asking clients to stay out of the room when they are in attendance and making sure the workspace is cleaned up and will use antiseptic wipes between visits.

www.facebook.com/fireandheatdirect www.fireandheat.co.uk


Online boutique

Froxx of Kings Langley have closed their shop on High Street for the time being to ensure the safety of their staff and customers, but you can still browse the latest fashionable designer plus size clothing on their website.

They are also offering a delivery service within a 10 mile radius of Kings Langley.

Visit the website to browse their collection froxx.co.uk


Gin with free home delivery

Still get access to your favourite gin whilst at home....

Puddingstone Distillery are offering free delivery on all 50cl bottles of Campfire Gin and our 3 x 10cl Gift Packs.

Please use code SPRING20 for free delivery.

See website for more details puddingstonedistillery.com


Stevenage Helps

Stevenage Borough Council is working in partnership with a range of local charities to help people to donate goods or volunteer time.

The council has also worked with Stevenage Community Trust to launch an online giving platform to support vulnerable people and groups impacted by the coronavirus.



Wilko at The Maltings

As most retailers have now been ordred to close, Wilko remains the only location open in The Maltings as they sell essential items.

To help give everyone access to essential items, we’re limiting quantities on selected items:

Pain relief, cough and cold products, children’s medicine, thermometers, toilet rolls, tissues and wipes, hand sanitisers, soap and hand-wash, cleaning and antibacterial products.

The store will close at 5pm every Monday – Saturday to allow essential cleaning to take place


Salads delivery in Harpenden

are operating a free delivery service in Harpenden for orders over £20 for their individual & family sized salad pots.

Deliveries will run once a day in the afternoon or customers can do a drive past to collect pre ordered food

You can find the daily menu on their website at www.parkerandvine.com


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