Coronavirus and Loaf

Updated: 30th March 2020

We want our customers to know we are taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously and to let you know the procedures we have put in place for the foreseeable future.

Loaf opening again, Thursday 2nd April

From this week we will be open Thursday – Saturday for collections and will be making deliveries to the Stirchley area. Orders can be placed online from Tuesday. Full details to follow very soon.

Visiting the Shop

If you are feeling unwell, or believe you could be at risk of carrying coronavirus, please do not visit us at this time.

We rearranged the shop, moving the counter to the door and serving one customer in at a time. The counter and other areas of customer contact are disinfected regularly.

We will be encouraging you all to keep your distance from each other in the queue, the advice is a two metre gap.

We ask that customers pay by contactless card where possible. We will of course still accept cash if that’s all you have. We will change gloves / wash hands after handling any cash.

We already maintain a high standard of hygiene in our bakery and shop and are confident our procedures match those recommended for coronavirus. We will continually review these.

Staffing Loaf

In the event of a member of staff needing to self-isolate they will be paid their normal wage. There is no need for them to come in. We have a plan in place for how to manage if someone were to come down with symptoms while at work.

Cookery School Classes

Following government instruction all classes are cancelled for the forseeable future. We will be in touch with anyone who has bookings or a voucher once we have time. We ask for your patience in these extraordinary curcumstances.

What else are we doing?

We hope to offer a free delivery service in our local area for homebound and vulnerable people. More on this soon.

We will work with other local co-operatives so we can support each other in challenging circumstances and still keep you supplied with bread.

We are now a collection point for the Foodbank B30 who are in desperate need of supplies in the midst of this crisis, and are planning to pro-actively bake for them.

If you have any questions please get in touch.