It may feel that we have been transported back in time as we experience our second full lockdown of 2020. Due to the Government imposed lockdown, many businesses have had to close their doors once again. Those deemed essential are able to continue to service their customers' needs such as Joyce's Supermarkets and fish stalls.
However, unlike the first lockdown which was brought in very swiftly and provided very little time for businesses to adapt, the second lockdown sees many businesses better prepared to move their current day-to-day trading from in-store to online, thus having the ability to continue with their operations, albeit at a reduced level, as well as employing staff. Gift and craft shops such as Designs of Ireland, clothes shops, and toy shops are offering click and collect as well as delivery services which means customers can still shop to their hearts' content from the safety of their own sofas.
There are also many restaurants and bars that are offering takeaway services so you can still enjoy the taste of Galway over the next five weeks.
Customers' support of local businesses during these unprecedented tough times can help keep local businesses afloat and local employees in jobs. So remember you can support Galway's businesses by staying indoors and availing of their delivery services.