A restaurateur is joining the effort to help members of the community amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Alex Clayton, who owns Spanish restaurants Flamenco and Tasca Dali in Warwick, is launching care packages, including cleaning and food shopping services.
While available to everyone, the new pick and mix-style packages have been designed to particularly support the elderly and vulnerable who are being asked by the government to self-isolate for three months.
From Monday, food can be ordered by all customers direct from the restaurant as well as through Uber Eats – with free delivery in Warwick.
But vulnerable members of society can also ask for weekly cleans as well as free grocery shopping delivery.
An additional 10 per cent discount is being offered on any orders placed by those ages over 70 and for NHS staff (with ID).
Alex said: “As a local business that provides amazing food and service to those who live nearby, we want to give back as much as we can to people in these trying times and for that reason we are now offering a full delivery service so people can still enjoy our food from home.
“We are trying to adapt in a complex environment and help those loyal customers who have supported us over the years.”
Alex is also reassuring people that strict hygiene measures have been implemented at both restaurants.
He said: “In this time when there is much worry about the effects of COVID19, I would just like to reassure everyone that at Flame’nCo and Tasca Dali, we follow a strict cleaning regime disinfecting all tables before and after use as well as all cutlery, glassware and plates.
"We go above and beyond current WHO guidelines.
"The air in our restaurants is filtered via a UV recirculation filter which is the same technology as that used in hospitals. We also have reduced the maximum capacity of the restaurant by 50 per cent so that there is plenty of space between diners.
“I am personally here to look after you. We have been here now seven years, were awarded Best Spanish Restaurant of The Year and I do hope, with your support, we shall be here another seven years at least."
In a bid to try and sustain business, customers are being encouraged to support the restaurants by buying gift vouchers. As an incentive, a 10 per cent discount is also being offered on vouchers purchased until April 30.