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Coronavirus: Calls for restaurants to turn into takeaways for office workers during potential outbreak

With staff in large office buildings being advised by their bosses to restrict movements under the threat of a coronavirus outbreak, an online company is calling on local restaurants to step up and switch to providing takeaway food.

Published: March 5, 2020
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Over the next month or two, to reduce the chances of bringing coronavirus into their workplaces, staff are being asked to try to reduce how much time they spend in public spaces where the chances of being infected are greater.

However, staff still need to eat and so national office provider Offices.co.uk is asking local restaurants to help by changing up their offering and getting in touch with their local offices to offer a takeaway service.

Jonathan Ratcliffe from the specialist website said: “All the staff in our buildings across the UK still need feeding, and we are asking local restaurants to contact their neighbouring office buildings to help provide takeaway food during the coronavirus shut down."

One of the main concerns in the food and drink industry is that coronavirus has the potential to cause huge financial damage to businesses which thrive on busy environments, which people are now actively avoiding.

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“We don’t want to see any of our restaurant neighbours hurt financially through this crisis, and therefore ask local food outlets to step up and provide food to people directly – we need to work together."

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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