Keep Calm, Kings Heath Carries On

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 in: News

Keep Calm, Kings Heath Carries On


As we all know, we’re currently living in unprecedented and uncertain times, with the ongoing threat of Coronavirus changing life as we know it. With the government having no choice but to bring in further lockdown measures in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, we’ve all had to learn to adapt very quickly.


This includes the local businesses you know and love right here in Kings Heath. A lot of us are now working from home or working on ways to adapt our services to allow you to be able to benefit from them whilst still adhering to the social distancing guidelines that have been put in place. It’s so important that we take Government advice seriously and stay home as much as we possibly can in the coming weeks, not only for our own health and safety, but for those most vulnerable around us. The sooner we do this, the sooner we can hopefully get back to normal.


Until then, please use this page as a tool to keep up to date with your local community, helping you see whether or not businesses are open and, if they are, what extra measures they’re implementing to keep you safe. Together, we can get through this as a community.


This log was last updated on 7.4.20 and will be updated regularly. If you notice anything that needs changing please let us know by emailing


Supermarkets & Essentials


Poundstretcher - 58 Alcester Road

Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 8:30am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm.

Xover - 61 The Parade

Open as usual for essential health supplements, foods and more. 

Delivery service is available, free of charge when you spend over £50. Offering Organic Fresh Fruit & Veg Delivery boxes and bags with no charge for delivery, can Pre-select what you want from the range each week - Whatsapp: 07377 550 113 or email:

Asda - 99 High Street

Open Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Extra hygiene measures are in place, social distancing is being practiced, and contactless payment is advised.

Sainsbury’s - 38-54 Alcester Road

Open every day from 7am-9pm.

All NHS staff have priority Monday-Saturday 7:30am-8am, while the elderly and vulnerable have priority Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am-9am.

Lidl - 12-16 Silver Street

Open Monday-Saturday 8am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Extra hygiene measures are in place, social distancing is being practiced, and certain products are limited per person.

Costcutter - 21-23 High Street

Open Monday-Thursday 7am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 7am-10pm, and Sunday 8am-9pm.

Extra hygiene measures are in place, social distancing is being practiced, and contactless payment is advised.

Kings Heath Pet Store - 43 York Road

Open as normal.

Social distancing is being practiced and customers are asked to only shop in-store for essentials. Delivery is available as normal - call 0121 444 1880.

Poundland - 153 High Street

Open as normal.

Social distancing is being practiced, customers are asked to only shop in-store for essentials and contactless payments only.

Lloyds Pharmacy - 128 High Street

Open. Store limited to only 2 people at a time and customers asked to keep 2 meters apart and pay contactless where possible.

Wilko - 120 High Street

Open until 5pm. Team members are being given extra breaks to wash hands regularly. Social distancing rules being practised and cash transactions limited with card only tills. Protective screens are also being rolled out across the country.

Iceland - 10 Institute Road

Social distancing being practised. First hour for elderly and vulnerable customers and NHS staff only between 5-6pm. Closing every other checkout to maintain safe distance and contactless payments only if possible.

Maison Mayci - 8 Poplar Road

Although the Kings Heath cafe is temporarily closed, you can still support this Kings Heath brand by making orders via the Maison Mayci branch. They are selling flour and other baking essentials, so you don't have to worry about going to big supermarkets if you just need to pick up some basic essentials.

WHSmith - 113 High Street

Open Monday - Saturday, although certain services are currently unavailable and there is a current delay on home deliveries.



Halifax - 9 Alcester Road

Open at adjusted times - Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.

Social distancing is being practiced.

Nationwide - 17 Alcester Road

Open at adjusted times - Monday-Saturday 9am-2pm, and Sunday 12pm-2pm.

Please only visit if absolutely necessary.

Lloyds - 32 Alcester Road

Open at adjusted times - Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.

Social distancing measures are being practiced.

Food Delivery & Takeaways


Shop 24/7 Express *delivery* - 21-23 High Street

Delivering a wide range of household items and food including chocolate, sweets, bread, snacks, drinks (including alcohol), multi-packs - search for Shop 24/7 Express on Deliveroo.

Caspian Pizza - 39 High Street

Open for delivery and takeaway, Monday-Sunday 12:45pm-12am.

Order online or get the app.

Marmaris - 23 Alcester Road

Open for takeaway and delivery only. Every day from 12pm-11pm.

Free delivery for orders over £20 and NHS staff get 50% off. Call 0121 443 2205.

The Early Bird Bakery - 28 High Street

Store is closed, but their new online shop is now open!

Local deliveries will be made Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10am-2pm. Order online before 3pm to guarantee next day delivery. Use the online postcode checker to see if they can deliver to you. No collection option is available.

Kitchen Garden Cafe - 17 York Road

Temporarily closed, but a reduced menu delivery service is available Wednesday-Sunday 10am-2pm. Discounts offered to NHS workers. 

Call 0121 443 4725.

Hi Tide - 56 High Street

Available Monday-Sunday for takeaway from 12pm and delivery from 4:30pm.

Multiple offers available, including 25% off for collection and 10% off for deliveries.

I Had One of Those - 31 York Road

Sweets and games delivered locally.

Papa Johns - 77 High Street

Available Monday-Sunday for takeaway from 12pm and delivery from 4:30pm.

Multiple offers available, including 25% off for collection and 10% off for deliveries.

Al's Diner - 2 Heathfield Road

Open. Extra hygiene measures in place and delivery available through website or app. 20% off when you order via or food hub.

Pepes Piri Piri - 52 High Street

Restaurant closed but open for takeaways and home delivery. Order via uber eats. Collection not available. Free delivery on UberEats.

The Spice Merchant - 36 Poplar Road

Open for delivery or collection.

Grace + James - 23 York Road

Wine and cheese delivered to B13 and B14 postcodes. Head to the Shop page on their website, choose items, and pay.

Gorilla Coffee Cafe - 1A/1B Drayton Road

Temporarily closed, but offering freshly made, quality Italian food by delivery. The food is part-cooked, allowing customers to finish cooking it themselves, for an authentic Italian flavour. Deliveries are made twice a week. Orders need to be in by midday on Mondays to guarantee delivery by lunchtime on Tuesday, and for a Friday lunchtime delivery, order by midday on Thursday. All meals are £5 or less, place orders online.

Johnstans Butchers - 74 High Street

Closed, but offering a meat delivery service, especially for nursing homes that are struggling to source large scale deliveries. Delivery is available to anyone, anywhere within a 5-mile radius of Kings Heath. Call 0121 444 4344.



Enki - 30 High Street

The shop temporarily is closed, but the online store remains open.

Gift wrapping and card writing services are available, with the option to send directly to the recipient.

Bike Pro Racing Ltd - 50 High Street

Online and free delivery. NHS staff receive 20% off for servicing and parts for three weeks (from 24/3).

Precision Imaging - 4 High Street

Closed but taking orders online and offering deliveries.

Cooshoo - 21 York Road

Their store is temporarily closed, but they are still operating online. 

Have your shoes delivered for free and use the code SPRING10 for 10% off.

Also, they’re currently offering a fitting service via phone, email or Facebook.

Frank Nutt Sewing Machine - 17 Poplar Road

Store closed but the website and phone lines open and the team are still shipping machines.

Mirrorstone Crystals - 48 Heathfield Road

Temporarily closed, but their online store is still active.

They also offer “distance healing” - call 0121 444 3003.

Health & Beauty


Savers Health & Beauty - 1/3 Alcester Road

Open Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

Certain products are being limited per customer and extra health and hygiene measures are in place.

Boots - 145-147 High Street

Open Monday - Friday 8:30am-6pm, Saturday 8:30am-5:30am, Sunday 10am-4pm.

Some stores may be closed for short periods throughout the day to clean. Please also note that staff will be limiting certain products, and contactless payment is encouraged.

Superdrug - 109 High Street

Open every day at reduced hours - Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm.

Extra precautions are in place, hygiene measures, social distancing measures, and a limit to the number of customers at any one time. NHS staff receive 20% off in-store with NHS Staff ID Card & a registered Health & Beautycard.

Mirrorstone Crystals - 4B Heathfield Road

Offering readings via FB messenger or phone

Karma Centre - 1 High Street/2 Valentine Road

Offering services online or phone calls.

Ginseng Tang Acupuncture Clinic - 97 High Street

Treatment may be possible for emergency cases - email

Holland and Barrett - Unit 4, Scots Corner, High Street

Open everyday between 10am-4pm. The first hour of trading is reserved for elderly and vulnerable customers. All NHS staff receive an in-store discount.

Honest Skincare - 34 Poplar Road

Shop closed so online orders only. Free delivery service to those residing in the B13 and B14 areas. New product available - non-profit Honest Recovery Box.

The Gym - Unit 1A, Findlay Road, High Street

The Gym is temporarily closed, but online classes are offered exclusively for The Gym members. They have teamed up with #1 rated fitness app Fiit to offer 100’s of classes led by the UK’s most in-demand trainers. Start with a 14-day free trial.

Barefoot Yoga - 3B Drayton Road

Closed, but going online from Friday 27th March.

Offering pre-recorded classes with live online chat for £5 each.

Age UK - 55 Alcester Road

Closed, although staff are working remotely.

Offering a “Befriending Service” via phone to offer regular contact to vulnerably, elderly members of the community.



CircusMASH - 2 Vicarage Road

Temporarily closed, but have launched a new Facebook group for stay-at-home challenges and circus fun for the kids.

Heritage Estates - 87 High Street

Still operating remotely, with the team being reachable via the usual office phone number and email. Sales are still being pushed through, virtual video tours are being regularly uploaded online, and video market appraisals are on offer for new clients looking to sell property in the near future.

The Real Junk Food Project - 9 Heathfield Road (Kings Heath Community Centre)

They are currently at the Kings Heath Community Centre on Mondays and Fridays only so that people can collect bags of pre-packed food as part of their involvement with #brumtogether. Assistance forms are available to fill out online for those in need of food.

DISCLAIMER - This post was last updated on 07.04.20. Please email if you are aware of any changes or additions to make.


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