Local eateries move towards delivery and takeaway as the country adapts to stop the spread of coronavirus

ADAPTING TO CHANGE: The Cottage Scone owners Colin and Tammy Selwood and the Belmore Hotel Scone's Romy and Andrew Kelaher have had to make some quick decisions to adapt to the unprecedented and ever-changing times.
ADAPTING TO CHANGE: The Cottage Scone owners Colin and Tammy Selwood and the Belmore Hotel Scone's Romy and Andrew Kelaher have had to make some quick decisions to adapt to the unprecedented and ever-changing times.

LOCAL cafes, restaurants and pubs have been forced to make quick changes to the way they trade to help keep the coronavirus from spreading.

Tougher social distancing measures introduced by the government means they must move to takeaway and delivery services in order to survive the coming months.

However, many are aware that this is a constantly changing situation and measures they put in place now may have to change in the coming weeks or days.

The Belmore Hotel's Romy Kelaher said the best way to keep up to date with the ever-evolving situation the local hospitality industry is facing is through their individual Facebook pages and social media channels.

The local pub has collaborated with The Cottage Scone to launch their own home delivery service called 'Plate2Gate' on Tuesday.

With the current chaos hitting our supermarket shelves, local eateries want to remind people that they can still get their favourite burgers, snitzels, their cakes and coffees and the more luxury food items delivered straight to your door for a nice night, or day, in.

Romy is also reminding residents they can order bottled alcohol to be delivered to your door as an alternative to heading to the crowded supermarkets.

"We are offering takeaway alcohol and delivery alcohol and the accomodation is still open as well," she said.

"Most of our menu is also available for takeaway so call ahead and place your order and pay over the phone.

"Our menus will continue to change so it's best to continue to keep updated through our social media pages to stay up to date."

The Cottage also has a designated pick up zone in their rear car-park which they are urging people to use and call ahead.

SOCIAL DISTANCING: Helen at the Thoroughbred Scone passing a takeaway coffee to customers. The hotel is still open for takeaway orders.

SOCIAL DISTANCING: Helen at the Thoroughbred Scone passing a takeaway coffee to customers. The hotel is still open for takeaway orders.

At The Thoroughbred, Scone, some quick thinking has seen them invent the 'Thoroughbred Tuck Shop' which will operate from 6am to 2pm for coffee, breakfast, lunch with call or prepay ahead of time options available.

Many local businesses are also moving towards eftpos only to stop the spread of germs through touching money and following very strict social distancing rules.

While the Scone RSL can no longer take sit down meals, the Doncaster Bistro is open for takeaway meals and local cafes such as Asser House and Crowded House are also still offering takeaway.

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