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Face Masks are Compulsory, even at Takeaways in Romford

Ok so let’s make something very clear here, facemasks help, look at Hong Kong, then look at America; this however is not a political post, we are just a local takeaway in Harold Park, all we do is cook food, and provide information in a fun, interesting and often silly way. So here is the lowdown on the new law on wearing face coverings on this Friday the 24th of July.

A few weeks back, our health secretary, Matt Hancock announced that from the 24th of July wearing a facemask would be required of anyone visiting shops, be it supermarkets or restaurants (because Corona is currently on annual leave and will strike back on the 24th!) In all seriousness, this is more than likely to give everyone chance to purchase or create some.

After the announcement, everyone kept asking the burning question. ‘Do I need to wear one if I pop down to the Romford Dragon for my weekly Chinese?’ Ok so maybe not that question exactly, but more like, ‘is it required in all shops like a takeaway?’ At first, Mr. Hancock said yes, but then Business Secretary, Alok Sharma said, no! Which was probably followed, with many yeses and many no’s and some ‘he said’s’, and ‘she said’s’. Then after all that,  it was a YES. ( Editor’s Note: Trust me, I had to edit this post over 3 times!)

 

What can £100 Get You at the Romford Dragon

Anyone who visits the aforementioned shops without a face mask will get hit a £100 fine; that’s a lot, apart from saving lives, that could get you a lot, like 25 Chicken Chow Mein at the Romford Dragon, or 50 prawn crackers! So yeah good to be on top of your mask game. Remember those who are under the age of 11 or have other conditions are exempt.

 

Can I still Pick Up My Chinese If I Do Not Wear A Face Mask?

So if you do come and pick up your food, we do have the protected screen up when you make the order, which has been working extremely well for the last few months; and due to our location, we do not have many walk-ins and can easily regulate how many customers are in at once.

Therefore, we will not refuse your order, but those who do come in wearing a face-mask, we will give you a complimentary bag of prawn crackers or a can of drink; this is our little way to promote face mask-wearing.

 

Bottom line, wear facemasks; save lives, save £100 and enjoy some complimentary prawn crackers! 🦐🍘

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No Eat Out to Help Out discount in Romford Takeaways

Today, the 8th of July, during the Summer Mini Budget Statement, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced several government schemes to help the economy. One in particular is the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme to boost the hospitality industry.

How Does Eat Out to Help Out Work?

Starting on next month, August, every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; customers that eat out will get 50% off of their order, up to £10.00 per person.

Does Eat Out to Help Out apply to takeaways?

Unfortunately, the Eat Out to Help Out initiative only applies to restaurants, pubs and other sit in eateries. This means, the Romford Dragon and other Chinese takeaways in Romford will not be able to participate. 😞

However, we still have some tasty deals here at the Romford Dragon that everyone can tap into if they do not feel safe out.

 

What Restaurants are Participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme?

We don’t normally promote other businesses, but this is a good time to get the food industry back on its feet, plus supporting local businesses; so we would recommend  this handy guide from the Romford Recorder to see what restaurants are offering this in Romford. If you are not from Romford however, check out the government’s website to see what other places offering in your local area.

 

What Days are the Eat Out to Help Out Discount Available?

Starting on Monday the 3rd of August and ending on the Monday 31st of August, here are all the dates you can get 50% off of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme:

 

Week 1 – Monday 3rd of August, Tuesday 4th of August and Wednesday 5th of August.

Week 2 – Monday 10th of August, Tuesday 11th of August and Wednesday 12th of August.

Week 3 – Monday 17th of August, Tuesday 18th of August and Wednesday 19th of August.

Week 4 – Monday 24th of August, Tuesday 25th of August and Wednesday 26th of August.

The discount can be used unlimited times too, so people can enjoy it as many times as they like.

We hope this information is helpful.

 

If you do decide to go out and tap into the #EatOutToHelpOut discount, please stay safe, and we will be here if you need to order some Chinese food on your way home from the pub!

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Back Open


 

Hello, hello, test test? Is this thing still on? 🎤

Wow! Long time no see, how are you all?

As you may have noticed, we have been closed for about three months, this is to ensure the safety of our staff and you, our customers.

Good news!

As of 28th of June at 4:30pm, we are back open. Our opening times will remain the same, the food you know and love will also remain the same.

New Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

We take our duty of care towards our customers very seriously, as such, we ask you kindly to familiarise yourself with the following new measures that we have in place before making your next order.

  1. Contactless delivery – our drivers will leave your food on your doorstep and ring your bell, they will step back to insure you get your food.
  2. Cash Payment – we understand that not everyone uses card, so we will still be accepting cash payment, but please ensure that you have the right amount before our driver arrives, or any extra  (our drivers will appreciate the tip). We will provide a container next to the food for you to put the cash in. Card payments are obviously still accepted.
  3. In store, we are only allowing 3 customers inside our premises at any one time, please adhere to guidance on keeping a distance from other customers.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and be assured that we take everyone’s safety very seriously.

Remember if you haven’t ordered from us yet, our 20% offer is still available to you, and if you are one of our existing customers, an email will be landing in your inbox soon with another tasty deal, so keep an eye out for that.

We thank you once more, and here to your next Chinese at Romford Dragon!

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Cheerio, Just for a While 👋

We are now back open!

 

CLOSED Temporarily UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

We are sorry, but due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, we will be temporarily closed until further notice.

This is in response to the Prime Minister’s statement on the 16th of March, advising everyone to limit social contact with other people. We understand that this is mainly for primarily restaurants, but we feel that this will help limit the spread of the virus, and for the safety of our staff and customers we decided to close for now, as it’s spreading rapidly and by closing we are doing our part to help.

 

We will be donating our perishable food to our local food bank in Harold Hill, hopefully this will help some people at these difficult times.

When Will You Open Again?

We are honestly unsure, given the current ambiguity of what the government is saying, we think at least a month, but we will let you know as soon as we are back open again, please follow our social media, so you will know when we are back open!

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Would like to just finally say, thank you for being patient, and we’re sure we can pull through eventually!

If you have any concerns, please visit the NHS page on Covid-19.

 

Finally, during this time, our social media will still be monitored, so if you have any questions, just reach out and we will be happy to answer them.

Please stay safe and see you very soon!

 

Definitely not a goodbye, just a see you soon,

 

The Romford 🐉

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A Chinese Takeaway Now Offering Contactless Delivery to locals nearby

We understand a lot of people will be unwilling to go out during these difficult times to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, we understand, and we will be there for those who need a food delivery in Romford.

To protect all of our customers and staff, we will be offering contactless delivery, as well as extra cleaning and sanitisation of our kitchen.

How Does Contactless Deliveries Work?

You make the order as normal, through the phone or online and we deliver the food.

As our driver reaches your home, they will knock on your door or ring your doorbell to let you know the food has arrived. They will then step back as you open the door and pick up the food. Please note as Uber uses their own drivers, so make sure you follow Uber’s instructions on contactless delivery.

How Can You Help?

We encourage our customers to use card payments during these times as it means we won’t be handling physical money, but for those who has no choice, please place cash or tips once you received the food back out and step back into your home.

Communication is key, so insure you write down any instructions in the notes part of the app or tell us over the phone. Also ensure your number is correct, just in case we have to call you.

We understand these are difficult times, and we would just like to say we will be there for everyone in Romford, and thank you as we all help defeat Coronavirus!