Bristol Resources: Covid Crisis 

This is a time unknown to us all.  In such a time people as individual, groups and organisations gather to offer and provide support. 

What’s available here, in Bristol, is truly impressive and testament to the values shared by the majority of people in a diverse, innovative and modern city.  Thank you, all who engage in these activities.

Below, see the name of the person/organisation; the primary focus of activity; the contact information and any available extra information:


Delivery or collection from independent retailers in the locality; if you need someone else to collect an order, they'll need to see your confirmation email upon arrival.


Some 'Click & Collect' services available - log on regularly to see slots as they appear
NB. A third party can collect other people's online orders, but they must bring the booking confirmation with them - either on their phone or a print out. The person collecting the order must be age 18 or over

Christina Robino

Story telling/Reading
Has volunteered to read to people.  If you would like to listen to a novel or know of someone who would, contact  to arrange suitable texts and times


0117 925 0754
Family run Indian restaurant on Jacob Wells Road. Providing free meals to BRI front-line workers; ALSO providing free meals (collection service) to the elderly and the self isolating in the neighbourhood. Get in touch if you know of anyone who can benefit from this. Call before 11am on the day of collection and they will have the food ready
31/3 - when logging on @ 16:20 appeared to be closed - not sure if this is the time of day, or if closed completely now.....

PPE donations
An appeal from The National Builders Federation - see link on NHS website, for people to donate money &/or equipment

Lindsay Cole

Story telling
An adventurer/writer; shares her stories in schools in assemblies
Currently providing adventure story videos to give parents a break from homeschooling and to help old people who are cooped up indoors too. Her adventures have included:
walked across Australia / cycled the length of Africa / mermaided the river Thames for an environmental campaign / rollerskated to Bude in a nude suit (because it rhymed) / embedded myself with a Kenyan running troop/ ran across Britain with a ukulele

Jemma Corbett

Advisory (tenants/landlords)
Offering free professional support to any tenants or landlords that need advice about housing

Graeme Clifford - Christie and Co.

Advisory (food retail sector)
Helps business owners of licenced premises as well as bars, cafes and restaurants.  He would be happy to support anyone working in this sector who needs advice or just a friendly ear. Willing to liase with restaurants and food networks who are providing links to key workers


Download the app. & the Deliveroo service provides some takeaways (getting more limited by the day in Bristol), but also some Grocery deliveries - seem to be mainly via Co-op; quite a high delivery charge, but at least they do it!

We Are Bristol (Bristol City Council)

General Information
0800 694 0184 (freephone);
08:30-17:00 Mon-Fri (currently): a FREEPHONE telephone hotline called 'We Are Bristol' has been launched by Bristol City Council to help the city’s most vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus pandemic - particularly those who don't use the internet. Offering various info on a variety of topics. You can also contact via the dedicated coronavirus email address.

BBC Radio Bristol

General Information

BBC Radio Bristol has a really helpful and informative program from 6am-10am full of local information, regularly broadcasting their own number for people to ring, so they can be given the telephone numbers for the helplines of different local authorities in the Radio Bristol area. The FM frequencies are 94.9 MHz (Dundry), 104.6 MHz (Bath), 103.6 MHz (Weston-super-Mare), and look for BBC Radio Bristol on DAB. You can listen via BBC Sounds via
94.9 MHz (Dundry), 104.6 MHz (Bath), 103.6 MHz (Weston-super-Mare), and on DAB (BBC Radio Bristol)


Online ordering portal - was for professional chefs/restaurants; now open to all after registering.  From the Home page, click on 'Request Access' to register

The Bristol Lockdown Economy

Food/General Produce/Health & Wellbeing

Bristol Food Union

An informal collective of restaurants, food businesses and community organisations that have come together across-sectors to ensure that the city of Bristol stays fed during the Covid-19 crisis.  Organised by Aine Morris of Food Union Media, Josh Eggleton of the Pony & Trap group and Steph Wetherell of Bristol Food Producers, this unique collaboration brings together the city’s best independent restaurants, with local farmers, food retailers and community food infrastructure, to support Bristol city council’s emergency food provision. 


Eat, drink, produce, shop…...Helping Bristolians find out where they can get food, drink and other goods delivered from independent businesses during the Covid-19 crisis.

Government advice for the extremely vulnerable

Government coronavirus support for clinically extremely vulnerable people

Bristol Independent Businesses

Food/Information/Health & Wellbeing
A map of Bristol's independent businesses providing remote services during Coronavirus lockdown.  It is being updated by volunteers and at time of writing lists over 90 businesses, e.g. greengrocers, restaurants, breweries, pet shops, places of worship

Age UK 'Silver Line'

Phone support
0800 470 80 90
freephone line run by Age UK - for a cheerful (free) phone chat, day or night

Age UK Advice

0800 169 65 65
Practical information & advice