Keep up to date with the government advice and updates concerning COVID-19

24/03/2020  Sadly The Motte and Bailey have decided to close the kitchen so are no longer offering takeaway. We will let you know if this changes.

19/03/2020  If you are struggling to get out for your food shopping, here are a couple of local pubs who are offering takeaway meals with delivery available. It also helps them out a lot in these times!

    18/03/2020 – The NHS has changed their advice concerning the use of Ibuprofen if you have coronavirus. More information can be found in this report by the BBC:

      17/03/2020 – The latest government advice from the PM is as follows:

        • Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres.
        • Everyone should work from home if they are able to.
        • All ‘unnecessary’ visits to friends and relatives in care homes should cease.
        • People should only use the NHS “where we really need to” – and can reduce the burden on workers by getting advice on the NHS website where possible.
        • By next weekend, those with the most serious health conditions must be ‘largely shielded from social contact for around 12 weeks.
        • The UK is now three weeks behind Italy – the worst-hit country in Europe.
        • If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days.
        • Those people should, if possible, avoid leaving the house “even to buy food or essentials”- but they may leave the house “for exercise and, in that case, at a safe distance from others.
        • Schools will not be closed for the moment.
        Chief medical adviser Prof Chris Whitty said the group of people who should take “particular care to minimise their social contact” were:
        • People over the age of 70
        • Other adults who would normally be advised to have the flu vaccine (such as those with chronic diseases)
        • Pregnant women

        Have a look on the Government website here ( for information on how you can minimise your chance of catching the virus, travel information and more.

        We’ll be updating this page as and when new information is released.

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