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Spalding area firms are continuing to operate as normal despite coronavirus

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It is business as usual for a number of organisations across South Holland who are continuing to trade and provide vital services despite the coronavirus.

While many people are following the Government advice of working from home or going into self isolation, there are many business who are remaining open to provide services.

Supermarkets across the area are continuing to serve our needs while postal workers are continuing to deliver mail and utility companies are making sure our networks are running.

Paula Leverton with Auroria at Four Winds Equestrian, West Pinchbeck (30782100)
Paula Leverton with Auroria at Four Winds Equestrian, West Pinchbeck (30782100)


Staff at Four Winds Equestrian Centre are continuing to care for the needs of their horses and taking precautions to continue to provide riding lessons.

All riders must wear gloves and tack will be disinfected after every lesson. There is no direct contact between people. Horses are unaffected by coronavirus.

People are also able to pay via contactless methods so they do not have to go into the office and lessons are being spaced out over weekends to ensure that are limited number of people in the yard. Spectactors are also asked not to attend.

Owner Paula Leverton said: "It is business as usual here as we have more than 40 horses to care for. We are hoping to ride out the storm and keep everyone in jobs as the guys here depend on people coming for lessons.

"Horses will make a big difference to people's health and wellbeing."

A number of hairdressers in the area are continuing to operate. Sharon Tear, of Strands in Wygate Park, said they are using a high grade disinfectant in the salon along with using hand sanitiser and hand washing.

She said: "Clients are still ringing up and we will carry on as normal."

Anglian Water also says it is continuing to operate.

A spokesperson said: “We know everything feels a little uncertain at the moment, so we want to offer customers the reassurance we’re doing everything we can to keep taps running, toilets flushing, and to help those most in need.

“Our staff are out and about working on our pipes, pumps and equipment but they are limiting direct contact with customers unless it’s an emergency. Where possible our staff from our larger offices are working from home.

“We’re still looking at what we can do longer term to help our customers through this tough time. We have lots of measures in place for those who might be struggling to pay, from special tariffs to short-term support. Anyone who is having difficulty paying should contact us directly on 0800 169 3630 to discuss their circumstances or visit anglianwater.co.uk/watercare for more information.”

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