Bedford businesses still deliver service during coronavirus outbreak

Many have turned to deliveries and online service

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 3:30 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 3:31 pm

Bedford businesses have vowed to continue delivering a service - despite the coronavirus crisis.

Although bars and restaurants closed their doors on Friday, many remain open behind the scenes and have switched to deliveries.

People can even order kitchen appliances from Michael R Peters of Tavistock Street which at one point sold out of freezers due to demand - happily they were soon available again.

Michael R Peters

Although many services like hair, beauty and barbering took the decision to close, as well as large and small retail shops, many businesses are adapting their service to home delivery.

BedfordBID helped businesses and has even launched a new campaign #OnlineForBusiness this week.

Some long-standing businesses like Fleurettes of Harpur Street and Harrison & Simmonds of the High Street already have a well established online system. Other businesses are now gearing up to fill the loss of income by following their example.

“Now more than ever we need people to make a positive choice to support town centre businesses,” said a BedfordBID volunteer.

“This is the greatest challenge modern retailers have faced and if people want to prove they Love Bedford they need to back businesses online now.”

A full list of town centre businesses and their contact details can be found here