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Rushden Town Council has set up this page in order to help signpost the local community, to local and national help/advice in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We will be updating this page regularly, as and when new information comes in.

If you are aware of any other local support group which we can share contacts for, then please email information to

Local Community Support Groups and Services

Service Northamptonshire's Community Resilience Service - Coronavirus Support Line

The support line allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require. The new support line number is 0300 126 1000 (option 5)

Helping Out Higham and Rushden - a 500 strong, volunteer group set up as a response to the Coronavirus: This group is for community members to come together and help those in vulnerable positions: Shopping, Dog Walking, collecting prescriptions and running local errands. If you are in need of assistance, then please contact them via Facebook or email. If you are willing to volunteer your time and help others, then please get in touch with them through their Facebook or email below.

Delivering in Rushden and Higham - a one stop shop for local delivery services Many local businesses are doing their very best to keep serving the community of Rushden and Higham Ferrers during the uncertainty of the Coronavirus outbreak. While their doors may be closing to help keep customers safe, many are offering delivery and collection services, which could really help at a time when we're all being encouraged to take part in some social distancing. If you are offering a delivery/collection service or any other service that you feel may help out the local community during this time, please contact them via their Facebook page below.

The Swivel Club - providing a service free of charge which will include shopping etc Monday - Friday for those who are isolated in their homes during this period of Covid-19. The number to call is 01933 270646 and ask for Carol, between the hours 10am-6pm.

Rushden Mind - Have now published new virtual services for anyone wishing to stay connected and access a variety of handpicked resources. Daily Zoom opportunities where staff will be checking in to see how everyone is, and a whole new schedule of activities from Mindfulness, Creative Writing, Art Classes and Emotional Support. All services are free.

Rushden Foodbank - ENCS

c/o Full Gospel Church 60 High Street South Rushden Northants NN10 0QX

Tel: 01933 733001

The food bank have recently appealed for donations and 'bag for life' carrier bags so that they can continue to provide food packages to those in need.

COVID-19 Rushden & Higham Lockdown Group - If you need some help in this tough time, you can use this group to reach out. For example if your struggling for food or need a lift to the Doctors.

Gladwells Pet & Country Stores We offer a delivery service which may useful to anyone that is currently unable to shop with us in store. To arrange a delivery please call the store directly on 01933 317444.

Tune in to Rushden's own Beat Route Radio to keep up to date with local services during this Covid-19 outbreak. Are you a local business, charity or other good cause and want to get your message out? Its TOTALLY FREE OF CHARGE, just email your information including contact details to and we'll promote for you or call us on 01933 412251

Local Council Advice and Support

Homes Direct - During the current Coronavirus pandemic, please contact Homes Direct by telephone in the first instance if you require housing advice.

If you have an enquiry regarding homelessness, then please call 07500 785 142 or email[/link] between 9am – 5pm.

East Northamptonshire Council - Help with Council Tax Payments

To help residents who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ENC is offering the opportunity to stretch Council Tax payments over a 12 month period, rather than the normal 10 months.

If you would like to apply for this, please email, but please note that due to the high volume of interest, a reply may take up to and over 14 days. If you know anyone not on email, please ask them to call 01832 742000, but anyone with access to email should apply this way to free up their phones for anyone not online.

Local Business Help & Advice

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) Business Support Funds - to provide financial grants to those companies in need.

The Council is urging business owners to come forward. The grants are in in addition to the £12m Expanded Retail Relief that ENC has already awarded to businesses across East Northants.

If a business in the district hasn't already been contacted by ENC, then they are advised to contact for further details and assistance.

SEMLEP Growth Hub - Support and advice for local businesses

Is #Coronavirus impacting your business?

As always, @SEMLEPGrowthHub is ready to help. If you need further clarification & support on the government guidance, or if you have a question about #COVID_19 & your business, get in touch.0300 01234 35

Rushden Business and Community Hub - Rushden Town Council has created the 'Rushden Business and Community Hub' where we will share useful information for and about our local businesses and community organisations. Please join us!

Beat Route Radio - Are you a local business, charity or other good cause and want to get your message out? Its TOTALLY FREE OF CHARGE, just email your information including contact details to and we'll promote for you or call us on 01933 412251

Local Parents & Children Help and Advice

Rushden and Higham Parents and Carers Group

Rush 2 The Den - Independent Youth Centre & Youth Club for families in & around Rushden - To help you all at home, Rush 2 The Den have been working hard to gather home packs. They will post challenges and snippets for you all on the page and their groups.

If you are not already on our RUSH 2The DEN Tots and Adults group or RUSH 2The DEN Youth Club group please click to join them

Government Information and Guidance

Latest Government advice - Regularly updated information for the public on the outbreak, including the current situation in the UK and advice about the virus and its symptoms, as well as statements from the Chief Medical Officer on confirmed cases in the UK. The Government has published its Coronavirus action plan, which outlines what the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the outbreak, and what it plans to do next.

Public Health England has produced a dashboard with information on confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The Government has published its Coronavirus action plan - outlining what the health and social care system across the UK has done to tackle the outbreak, and what it plans to do next.

Government guidance for employees, employers and businesses- This guidance also provides details of support available to businesses

Government information about coronavirus and claiming benefits – including information on Universal Credit and Statutory Sick Pay claims

Rushden & Higham Shops and Services that are open for business during the Covid-19 Lockdown.

Please note these are the places we are aware of, if you know of other businesses that are open let us know and we will update our list, please contact

Please check with individual businesses for opening hours.


Boots The chemist - High Street


Boots The Chemist -Rushden Lakes


Cherrys Pharmacy



Emergencies only - please check with your dental practice

Harborough Field Pharmacy
Newton Road


My Dentist
High Street, Higham Ferrers

Emergencies only
‭01933 411499‬

TG's Dental Suite
Higham Ferrers

Emergencies only

Lloyds Chemist Ltd
Higham Ferrers

From 20th March 2020, our stores will open an hour later than usual, which for many stores will be 10am, and will close for the last hour of the day, which is typically between 5pm-6pm, however, stores with late opening will differ. These changes are to enable pharmacy teams to prepare prescriptions. To enable the healthcare teams to have a scheduled break, all stores will also close for a lunchbreak, typically between 1pm and 2pm.

Higham Ferrers Surgery

Essential appointments only, please telephone 01933 412777

Higham Eye Care

Open for essential & emergency care. Please call 01933 317000 & either leave a message or follow instructions for emergency contact.

Local Produce, Supermarkets and Convienience Stores

Rushden Minimarket


Tesco Express


Sainsbury Local




Delivery Service - Check Availability

Premier Stores


Delivery Service Available





Delivery Service & Click and Collect, Check Availability

Marks and Spencer Food Hall -Rushden Lakes


J&P Fruit & Veg -
Rushden High Street
Higham High Street


Delivery Service Available

T E Brown - Rushden High Street


01933 359866

Delivery Service Available

Hollis Brothers - Butchers






Delivery service available

Co-op (Rushden & Higham)


Bobby & Son Butcher


New delivery service

Market Square Bakery
Higham Ferrers


Delivery service available

Adams Apple Fresh Produce Ltd.

Suppliers of quality fruit & veg.

01933 626611
Allow 1-2 days delivery time for online orders

Deliveries across various Northamptonshire towns/villages

The Bakehouse

delivery and pick up service.

Animal Care

Northlands Vets

Closed until further notice, please call 01536 485543 for advice

Rushden Vets

Emergency appointments only

Gladwells Pet Supplies

Delivery Service Available

Pets at Home


House of Venom

Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30
Sat 9-5
Sun 10-4

Delivery Service Available

Higham Vets

Open for emergencies

Bertie's Pet Store and Grooming
Higham Ferrers

Open 9am to 11am
and free delivery.

Delivery Service Available

Food and Drink Takeaway Service

La Estrella Tapas Bar

Collection service

Pizzeria Venezia

Pay online

Delivery only

Hopmaster General, College Street

Order online via

Delivery only service

Dominos Pizza

Order online

Delivery only

Debs Fish Bar

Delivery & Collection service

Red Cafe

Click and collect and delivery service

Lords High Street Chippy

Takeaway service

Giuseppe’s, Rushden

Delivery service

Evergreen Fish Bar

Takeaway service

Ocean Blue Fish & Chips Wellingborough Road

Now reopen for evenings during the week and lunchtime and evenings at the weekend. 01933 410315 to pre-order for collection or order inside and wait outside whilst they prepare your food!

Rushden Café

opens this Friday 1 May 8.30am to 4pm for takeaway. Phone orders through on 01933 411424

Takeaway service

Garages - Auto Repairs

Too Wheels or More is open for mechanical problems, motorbikes, vans etc

One Stop Autocentre

Monday-Friday 8.30-5.30 no weekend working and certain restrictions apply.

Templetons Garage


your vehicle needs 8am - 6pm.
01933 355435

TM Autoparts

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays 10am - 4pm

Higham Tyre & MOT Centre



Nene Legal

01933 588 990
or visit

Hannah Solicitors
Church Street

Open on reduced hours during the lockdown, but are open for telephone appts in normal office hours on 01933 588022

Home & Garden

West End DIY


Homeoutlet Rushden

01933 313224

Delivery Service

JC Property Rushden.
All property maintenance, decorating and landscaping services

Direct on here or on 07712918751

Alchemy Tree Surgery
Still open for business. Based in Rushden

Wilson Browne
Higham Ferrers

Office open with social distancing restrictions.
See website for details


The Vape House Rushden

Order & Delivery Service

AJS Express Parcels Limited - Local delivery specialist
01933 588010

The Bare Bunny Soap Company

Delivery service

Brian's Taxis

01933 355555

Rushden Printing Solutions

Free black and white printing for charity and volunteers.
Otherwise business as normal on a non face to face basis.

01933 213939

Last updated: Tue, 26 May 2020 14:39