CORONAVIRUS has forced the cancellation of all planned events for the foreseeable future.

Allan Bank and the Wordsworth Trust are closed, as are all bars, cafes and restaurants.

The co-op remains open and will deliver to vulnerable residents and those in self-isolation. Some local cafes are offering a takeaway service.

Visitors are strongly discouraged from visiting the area.

LOCAL volunteer groups give regular updates on social media, and are doing sterling work shopping and assisting older, vulnerable and isolated residents.

See Facebook groups Grasmere (& surrounding) Covid Help, Visit Grasmere, Grasmere Village and Grasmere WI.

Please contact anyone not on Facebook to ensure they are aware of available help and services.

RAMBLE with local friends and exercise in the open air but maintain a safe distance (2 metres) from each other.

Meet for the monthly Thursday ramble opposite Sam Read's bookshop (Thursday, March 26, 13.30).