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OUR CAFÉ WILL OPEN AGAIN FROM MONDAY 6th JULY.
TO START, WE WILL OFFER TAKEAWAY ONLY.
OUR OPENING HOURS WILL BE RESTRICTED
ALONG WITH A LIMITED MENU.
TO KEEP US ALL SAFE,
WE WILL BE USING THE CAFÉ ENTRANCE ONLY
AND RESTRICTING ACCESS TO 1 PERSON AT A TIME.
REGRETTABLY, THERE WILL BE NO TOILET FACILITIES.
CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO ADHERE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING,
ENSURING THAT THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS IN ONE GROUP DOES NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PERMITTED.
WE HAVE SHIELDING, EXTRA CLEANING & DISINFECTING PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO MINIMISE RISK.
REVISED OPENING HOURS
CAFÉ: Monday – Saturday 10:00-14:00 Sunday CLOSED SHOP: Monday – Saturday 8:00 – 16:00 Sunday 9:00 – 12:00
TAKEAWAY SERVICE INCLUDES
Pasties (including vegetarian)
Cheese & bacon turnovers
We still have the following frozen meals to take away in case you're missing your favourite lunchtime meals and would like to enjoy them at home:
Beef Lasagne Verdi
Chilli Con Carne
Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni
Chicken Tikka Masala
£3.00 per meal
NEW PROCEDURES TO KEEP US ALL AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE
The management team have worked out a new schedule to reduce overlap times in order to adhere as much as possible to social distancing. We hope this will in turn reduce the risk of spreading a virus to help keep Benenden's open as much as possible to meet residents' needs.
This will allow our reduced staff to work hard behind the scenes on cleaning and stocking up on our essentials so that we can provide the best service we can in this difficult period.
We are only allowing 2 customers in the shop at any one time and asking to please keep 2m between yourself and others.
TELEPHONE ORDERS FOR COLLECTION & HOME DELIVERIES
Many people have kindly volunteered to help take orders and deliver goods to our vulnerable residents, who cannot leave their homes. We have set up telephone card payments in order that your orders can be placed and paid for instantly and safely. We ask that orders are placed the day before the order is needed, unless especially URGENT. The cafe has frozen meals available to cook at home (see above).
Can you offer any help?
Are you local and able to offer any help to our community during this unusual and awkward time?
We will soon be offering a home delivery service to local and vulnerable residents, who cannot leave the house, and we are asking for helpers who can take orders and payments over the phone, pack orders, sort stock and deliver orders to residents in the area.
If you could help in just 1 of these areas, it would be a huge help to us during a time of a vast number of volunteer shortages. If your health allows for it and you are willing to offer any of the above things, we’d be ever so grateful....Please pop into the shop to fill in a quick contact form or message us here on messenger if you can offer any help in the next few weeks.
Thank you from all of us at Benenden’s