Covid 19 Community Support

Covid 19 Community Support

Sheppey FM will remain broadcasting and reaching out to all of our listeners during this pandemic. So during isolation you can stay connected with the outside world and listen in for vital information letting you know what help is available. We are introducing new features from gardening tips, cooking recipes, children’s story time, a keep-fit session and a Sunday church service at 10am. We are broadcasting ‘live’ all day everyday and you can speak to a presenter, make a request or even send a loved one a message. Our presenters will be as interactive as possible to keep you company. However, because we have a number of volunteers in the “vulnerable” group and have put strict safety measures in place to protect all of our staff and volunteers, the shows and the presenters will often differ from what is published on this website, an up to date and accurate schedule is posted daily on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

In addition to this we have set up this page with all the key information you may need, this will be updated as soon and as often as possible. If there is any information we are missing that you feel we need to put out on air and on here, you can call the studio on 01795665898, the front desk on 01795664499, text 07938221617 or even email

We are here for you so ‘Stay Safe’

Covid 19 Information and Help

Mental Health Support

The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence.
Call 116 123 – it’s FREE
Or email

For support in a crisis, Text Shout to 85258.

You can call the Rethink advice and information line Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm for practical advice on:

  • different types of therapy and medication
  • benefits, debt, money issues
  • police, courts, prison
  • your rights under the Mental Health Act.

Call Rethink on 0300 5000 927 (calls are charged at your local rate).Call the

Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 (UK landline calls are charged at local rates, and charges from mobile phones will vary considerably). Or email

SATEDA for women that may be feeling isolated and overwhelmed, even if they are not faced with domestic abuse, but especially if they are. email or telephone 01795417251/01795417760


Government Hotlines

Business support and ventilators


HMRC for tax help and advice


Universal Credit for benefit help and advice.


School Closures


Swale Borough Council


NHS or call 111

Foodbank Help


Local Help

The Shurland is a collection point for food parcels to those in need.

Wellpets Vets Minster and Sheerness are giving away free pet food for those in need.

Facebook group “Swales Covid-19 community help group” are offering help with transport, grocery shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking and anything else you may need.

Queenborough Food Bank call 01795668509 or email

Sheppey Matters with the help of Colin Ayers and Chiquita want help local charities and care homes with food parcels contact them on

Local Information


Here is a list of restaurants, cafes and pubs that are offering Take-Away and/or deliveries.

The Old House At Home Sheerness (take away and deliveries see their facebook page for all details)

The Old House At Home Car Park Burger Van and Sheppey Sweet Treats now OPEN

The Aviator (take away and deliveries full menu on facebook)

The Admiral’s Arm Micro Pub beer and pizza

Stones Coffee Shop

Bay View Pub

The Flying Dutchman (take away and deliveries)


The Queen Phillippa and Jacey’s Bistro & Bar (delivery)

The Player

The Beach Bar and Restaurant

The Abbey Cake Shop

Leysdown Seafood Bar

Ron’s Fish and Chips

The Mint and Chocolate Eatery (call 01795875959)

Gadby’s Fish Bar

Pie Shop Sheerness (take away)

Beano’s Cafe Sheerness (take away)

Island Fish Bar Sheerness (take away)

Golden Fish Bar Queenborough (take away)

Harps Inn Minster (take away pie and mash call 01795875959)

Rumours (delivery or takeaway 01795227450)


Supermarket and Local Shops Opening Information

All shops are running their own social distancing rules in line with the Government guidelines please respect these rules to protect yourselves and others.

Tesco Sheerness.

Mon-Sat 6am-10pm, (9am-10am Mon, Wed, Fri Elderly and vulnerable priority)
Sunday 10am-4pm (9am-10am NHS staff only)

Morrison’s Queenborough

Mon-Sat 8am-8pm (7am-8am NHS Staff only)
Sunday 10am-4pm

Asda Sittingbourne

Mon-Sat 8am-8pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Aldi Sheerness

Mon-Sat 8am-8pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Iceland Sheerness

Mon-Sat 8am-7pm (8am-10am elderly only)
Sunday 10am-4pm

Iceland Queenborough

Mon-Sat 8am-8pm (9am-11am elderly only)
Sunday 10am-4pm

Local Shops

Stones Garden Centre now OPEN.

Robs Veg Shop Sheerness OPEN

Hayguards Electricals OPEN (he can meet you there to serve if you need anything call if closed)

Mobile Street Sheerness OPEN (serving at the door)

Kent Fresh Foods OPEN

Car Home and Garden OPEN (serving at the door)

Brians Euronics (offering deliveries and essential repairs)

CANCELLED Events, Services and Activities

Criterian, Bluetown All upcoming shows until further notice.

LD Events “Take That Show” at Oasis.

Sheppey Matters day trips.

Neighbourhood Watch AGM

Sheerness Conservative Club Line Dancing

Minster Park Run

Island Run

VE day at Queenborough (hoping to reschedule)

Rock n Roll club at Minster Working Mans Club

Song Signing

Co-Op Bingo

Blackburn Lodge day care centre

Curly’s Farm all activities

Sheppey Rugby Club All matches and training.

Dr Witts Surgery in Queenborough (patients to call Sheerness branch)

Hillton Dentistry

All Church Services

Community Appeals

Kent Wildlife Rescue are in need of cat food to feed 60+ hedgehogs, needs to be wet meat in jelly, no gravy or fish varieties because it makes them sick. Drop off to 106 Victoria Street, Sheerness. 07824893399.

Age UK Sheerness are asking for any surplus non-perishable goods that they can donate to the elderly people of Sheppey. They ask that anything you can spare to dropped off at the reception door of Rosemary House.

Wellpets Vets giveaway pet food to those in need but rely on donations from people, you can drop off pet food donations to either Minster or Sheerness branches of Wellpets.

The Shurland are giving food parcels to those most in need and are also accepting donations.

Swale Borough Council are seeking volunteers to help with deliveries of food and medicines to vulnerable residents in Swale. Please note that volunteers cannot be in one of the high risk categories set out by Public Health England. Training will be given, and social distancing measures will be followed by all temporary support and voluntary roles.

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