Update from the Management Team regarding the COVID-19 situation

 
To all of our valued customers,
 
In light of recent developments and instructions from government, it is with great regret that we have been forced to make the difficult decision to temporarily close The Plough at Shenstone with immediate effect. Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers. With the spread of the virus showing no signs of slowing, we have decided to shut the pub for the next three weeks in line with government guidance. For absolute clarity of the situation, takeaway food will not be served during this time. 
 
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers, suppliers, friends, family and co-workers the very best of health and well-being in these uncertain times and we will look forward to greeting you back to the Plough when we reopen very soon.
 
Many thanks for your support,
 
Pete, Kate and the team

Below is a summary of Guidance from the UK Government on how to deal with Coronavirus and Covid-19. Further information can be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who are:

Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this category, next week the NHS in England will directly contact you with advice the more stringent measures you should take in order to keep yourself and others safe. For now, you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full, outlined below.

People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health problems such as:

  • people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
  • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
  • people with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
  • people with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)