SMALL businesses throughout west Wiltshire are doing their best to survive the third Covid-19 pandemic lockdown and continue to offer a service to their customers.

While many businesses are unable to stay open because they offer non-essential products or services, some who can are having to adjust their opening hours and services.

In Trowbridge, Hilary Henley, of Henley’s Cake Company, said they would only open on Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 2pm and would offer a ‘click and collect’ service.

Hilary Henley said: “We will have stock of flours, dried yeast, free range eggs, cake mixes, Brownie mix, icings and baking equipment.

“We will not be open to walk in customers. Goods will have to be collected from our doorway only.

“Customers can drive-up to us for collection of pre-paid orders and contactless payment is available if required. We are looking into options of deliveries within Trowbridge.

“If you have pre-ordered a celebration cake with us we will still be able to fulfil your order for contactless collection, although if you wish to change anything please get in touch.

"If you require a small celebration cake we are able to do so, again with arranged contactless collection and pre-payment.

“We will be offering our cake-aways as a pre-ordered pre-boxed option. We will publish the cake selection available for that week and ask that you let us know by midday Friday which you would like in your box, we can then bake for pre-arranged collection on Saturday 10am -2pm.”

In Bradford on Avon, Christine Giles, of Christine’s Sustainable Supermarket, said: “After the government announcement at 8pm this evening, we have decided to go back to serving our customers through the shutter at the shop.

“The main reasons for this are to protect both customers and staff, to ensure that the most vulnerable and the most concerned are able to keep two metres from other shoppers at all times and to give food shoppers a safe environment to shop in.

“We have also lowered our online ordering from £50 to £25 and Max will again deliver free to anyone over 70, the vulnerable and anyone else who is having to shield.

“If you would like an order putting together so you can just come and collect, we will be offering this service free of charge again.

"Lastly, Thank you for your continued support. We will get through this together. We hope you all stay safe and keep well.”

In Warminster, Number Ten Interiors has been forced to close under the new lockdown restrictions but the business if offering a delivery service to its customers.

Owner, Adele Kammeyer, said: “Sadly my shop will be temporarily closed as from today. I am offering my local delivery service again from my shop to your doorstep during Lockdown 3, this service is complimentary.”

Mrs Kammeyer said customers can order through Facebook or message her at 07733 265795 to order locally sourced West Country gifts from honey to candles, antiques and vintage furniture.

This is the full list of businesses required to close under the new rules:

• Non-essential retail - such as clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic goods and mobile phone shops, auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment) and market stalls selling non-essential goods.

• Hospitality venues - such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs, with the exception of providing food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway until 11pm, click-and-collect and drive-through. All food and drink (including alcohol) can continue to be provided by delivery.

• Accommodation - such as hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites, except for specific circumstances, such as where these act as someone’s main residence, where the person cannot return home, for providing accommodation or support to the homeless, or where it is essential to stay there for work purposes.

• Leisure and sports facilities - such as leisure centres and gyms, swimming pools, sports courts,fitness and dance studios, riding arenas at riding centres, climbing walls, and golf courses.

• Entertainment venues - such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, amusement arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, skating rinks, go-karting venues, indoor play and soft play centres and areas (including inflatable parks and trampolining centres), circuses, fairgrounds, funfairs, water parks and theme parks.

• Animal attractions - such as zoos, safari parks, aquariums, and wildlife reserves.

• Indoor attractions at venues such as botanical gardens, heritage homes and landmarks, although outdoor grounds of these premises

• can stay open for outdoor exercise.

• Personal care facilities - such as hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons. Tattoo parlours, spas, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services must also close. These services should not be provided in other people’s homes.

• Community centres and halls must close except for a limited number of exempt activities.

Some businesses and places will be permitted to be open for a small number of exempt activities, including the following:

• Education and training – for schools to use sports, leisure and community facilities where that is part of their normal provision

• Childcare purposes and supervised activities for those children eligible to attend

• Hosting blood donation sessions and food banks

• To provide medical treatment

• For elite sports persons to train and compete, and professional dancers and choreographers to work

• For training and rehearsal without an audience

• For the purposes of film and TV filming

A limited number of businesses providing essential goods and services can stay open during lockdown. These include:

• Essential retail - such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, building merchants and suppliers of building products and off-licences

• Market stalls selling essential retail

• Businesses providing repair services

• Petrol stations, automatic (but not manual) car washes, vehicle repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses

• Banks, building societies, post offices, short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses

• Funeral directors

• Laundrettes and dry cleaners

• Medical and dental services

• Vets and retailers of products and food for the upkeep and welfare of animals

• Animal rescue centres, boarding facilities and animal groomers (may continue to be used for animal welfare, rather than aesthetic purposes)

• Agricultural supplies shops

• Mobility and disability support shops

• Storage and distribution facilities

• Car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas

• Outdoor playgrounds

• Outdoor parts of botanical gardens and heritage sites for exercise

• Places of worship

• Crematoriums and burial grounds