Coronavirus - All the information Boston needs

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Last updated Tuesday 26th May 2020 11:03am

Government Coronavirus Changes and Roadmap Ahead

  • Face masks to be worn in enclosed spaces, eg supermarkets and public transport 
  • Exercise outside as much as you like
  • Sunbathe, play sports, but only with your own household 
  • Air passengers arriving in UK to be quarantined (with the exception of travelers from Ireland who have the same system in place)
  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with others 
  • Keep your 2m distance 
  • Wash your hands
  • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
  • By June, schools and shops may start reopening 
  • By July, restaurants may start reopening

Advice for members of the community that may require help.


1) Home Delivery/Special Services

2) Facebook Groups and Coordinators

3) Boston Borough Council & Lincs County Council Info

4) Community Information

5) Boston businesses and organisations

6) Travel

1) Shops offering Home Delivery or special services

Cooplands Bakery is offering 20% discount to NHS, Careworkers and Emergency Services.

Merrimans, meals and Sunday lunches to collect. Call 01205 362378 after 1pm.

Delfino Café, Dolphin Lane open for takeaway(collection only) Mon-Fri 9:00am-2:30pm

Pilgrim Foods, home delivery, food store and click & collect. 01205 312700

The Ridge Rooms, Main Ridge West, Boston 07734 454366

Black Sluice Riverside Cafe, London Road Boston 01205 310006 (Sunday Lunch home delivery service)

Shepard’s Bakery (£5 minimum spend.) Wide Bargate, Boston 01205 362796

Langrick Cafe, Main Road, Boston 01205 280023

Bell's Gardening Outlet. Order online at Delivery is free within 15 miles. Or Place orders by calling 07950859761.

Boston Sausage (£20 minimum spend.) High Street, Boston 01205 362167

The Castle Inn, Haltoft End, Boston 01205 760393

Bycrofts of Boston. Dolphin Lane 01205 362625

Ask Chemist - free collection and delivery of prescriptions. Redstone Industrial Estate, Boston 01205 352778

Dawson's Butchers. Market Place, Boston 01205 362332

London Road Bakery. Boston 01205 363400

Bubbles and Snuggles Pet Services. Wigtoft Road, Sutterton 07546 547232

DA Window Cleaning Services - a collect and deliver service. Boston 07514 389034

Butterwick Stores. Butterwick 01205 761764

South Lincs Food Services. Visit the website at or call 01205 460700.

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire. 21 meals for £20. Boston 01205 364161

East Lincs Seafood, London Road, Boston. Everything back in stock both fresh and frozen. Home Delivery or order and collect at store.
For products search east lincolnshire seafoods on Facebook or call (01205) 364372

The Mill Inn, Spilsby Road, Boston. Collections and deliveries. (01205) 352874

Andrew Stubbs. Basic grocery items; bread, milk, eggs etc from the local shop. Price list is on Facebook or call 01205 280338Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (leave message and we will ring back)

2) Facebook Groups and Coordinators

If you live in any of the following areas and need help with shopping, posting or need an errand doing, you can call the following people.

Butterwick - Rebecca Gardner (07832 240213)
Freiston - Emma Rolfe (07793 189905)
Leverton - Judy Reid (07554 424501)
Benington - Sharon Pinner (07887 842481)
Fishtoft - Steve Meeds (07951 858983)
Wrangle - Kelly Joy Game (07474 398295)
Old Leake - John Robert Baxter (07815 545249) and Lisa Dolby (07983 406443)
Swineshead - Search "Swineshead Support Page" on Facebook, call 07984 923383 or email
Boston - Witham & Fenside - Neill John Hastie (07494 260453)
Boston - Central - Chris Skinner (07946 807477) Available to post mail and grab urgent supplies (First Aider)

Boston - Covid19 lockdown/isolation assistance for Boston and surrounding area - Ella Samson

Five Villages CV Volunteers

Boston Wheelers Volunteers - Paul Winrow 07979 506046 Available to take small deliveries in a 15 mile radius of Boston town.

3a) Boston Borough Council Info

Covid-19 updates at where you will find useful help, support and guidance along with the Small Business Grants and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure application forms.

Boston Crematorium and Cemetery – open for funerals, burials and visiting loved ones.

Municipal Buildings, West Street – CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – phone calls can still be made by calling 01205 314200

All Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) – You MUST book a time slot in order to use the recycling centre. You will be turned away unless you have a booking. The recycling centre is only taking garden waste, wood, cardboard, paper and glass at the moment. This is expected to open up from June 1st. Please bear in mind they have a number of restrictions in place including vehicle restrictions. For more information, visit the Lincolnshire County Council's Click and Tip page:

Children’s play areas and the whole of Central Park – Open to exercise in only. Play areas are still CLOSED!

Boston Market will continue to run in line with essential traders only.

Bulky Waste Service has returned with minor changes. These are NO cash payments, ADHERE to social distancing, and WASH YOUR HANDS for twenty seconds prior to putting items out for collection. To arrange a bulky collection, ring 01205 314200 where payment will have to be made by debit/credit card. Please note they CANNOT collect building materials, asbestos, hazardous waste, medical waste. Pricing for collections can be viewed at

Anyone who is actually homeless or threatened with homelessness should contact the housing team at Boston Borough Council on 01205 314200 or

Waste collections - personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your green household waste bin (please avoid putting these in any of your recycling bins). Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

3b) Lincolnshire Country Council Info

If you are a member of the community that requires support you can request help online: or dial 01522 782189 for assistance.

Minimum face to face contact, residents advised to phone/email where possible.

All Council run youth clubs are now closed.

4) Community Information

ASDA Pharmacy Call and Collect Service - go to store when prescription is ready, park in the designated bay, remain in car and call the in store pharmacy directly. A colleague will deliver straight to your car.

Hearing Aid Clinics

Lincolnshire Sensory Services are not running these at the moment.

Should anybody need hearing aid batteries please call 03333 202667 and they can be posted out.

You need to know the size of batteries (this is on the packets you have, for example P13) give your NHS number as well as the name, address, postcode and date of birth of the person who will be using them.

GP Services in Boston

Please note that all GP practices offer a range of ways that you can contact them; via telephone, email, or online consultation.
Patients should not go to their GP Practice unless they are invited to do so.
Patients with COVID-19 symptoms should continue to use NHS111 online as the first port of call.
In addition there are a range of services available including; your local community pharmacy, NHS111, and ASAPLincs App.

For information about your local pharmacies please visit the pharmacy website or

The Butterfly Hospice is now closed temporarily.

Pat's Pantry, Old Leake's food bank. Donations can be taken to the Old Leake Co-op, items including non perishable food, books, games, jigsaws, greetings cards and more.

5) Boston businesses and organisations update

RSPB Frampton Marsh - The paths have re-opened, although the Visitor Centre and hides are still closed.

Pilgrim Hospital Visiting patients has been suspended.

Gliderdrome Closed

Blackfriars Theatre is closed until further notice

Savoy Cinema Closed

Boston Marathon UK Postponed until September

Boston May Fair Postponed (New dates to be arranged)

Boston Guildhall Museum is closed until further notice

2nd Best Sales/Cerberus Computing Repair is closed until further notice, but available for call and collect repair with distancing measures in place.

6) Travel

East Midlands Railways are no longer selling tickets on trains these need to be got from machines or via the EMR app. Passengers can claim ticket refunds on advance tickets or unused season tickets.

They are running approximately 80% of services, which can be found on the below link.

Brylaine Travel Buses only running Monday - Friday. School buses no longer running. If your children need school transport please contact Call Connect:-

The current advice from the government is not to travel abroad unless absolutely necessary.


Visit the following Websites for the latest:-



Public Health England


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