Pulling Together Ludlow

The community site to combat coronavirus

We are not able to give medical advice, please contact 111 on-line or call your GP or call 111 out-of-hours.

Pulling Together Ludlow is a coalition of groups in Ludlow, including the Portcullis and Station Drive GPs, Hands Together Ludlow and the Pulling Together Ludlow Facebook group. We have set up this site to help the community act together deal with the coronavirus. Our emphasis is on connecting people who want to help with people who need help. We do not want to duplicate official guidance that is available elsewhere.


HTL continues to operate as it has done since the end of the last lockdown. The Helpline and all our volunteer services ARE STILL THERE FOR YOU. The Pulling Together Ludlow Facebook group and NextDoor.com for Ludlow are also means for the community to keep in touch and help each other.



30th November 2021

In response to the Omicron variant, click here for current government guidance.

The following is the list of settings where face coverings are required:

  • shops and supermarkets (places that offer goods or services for retail sale or hire)
  • shopping centres (malls and indoor markets)
  • auction houses
  • post offices, banks, building societies, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses
  • estate and letting agents
  • premises providing personal care and beauty treatments (barbers, hair salons, tattoo and piercing studios, nail salons and massage centres)
  • pharmacies
  • premises providing veterinary services
  • retail galleries
  • retail travel agents
  • takeaways without space for consumption of food or drink on premises
  • public transport (aeroplanes, trains, trams, buses, coaches and ferries), taxis and private hire vehicles
  • transport hubs (airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • any car or small van during a professionally delivered driving lesson and practical driving test
  • during all HGV lessons and tests, during all professional driving lessons and formal driving tests, and during any practical test for giving driving instruction

We have set up a helpline for those who need help.

We are starting with food deliveries. If you need help, please call this number:

01584 817 250 

At present, the help line is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.  At other times, when the number is in use  and all day Saturday and Sunday, please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible.  These times may change in the future. Please be patient, we are busy. 

When you call the number, you will be asked to press “0”  (zero) to proceed. We have done this so that we can add more options in the future, if needed.

You can email us to ask for assistance by clicking here.

We are collecting information about people who would like to volunteer.  This could be help with shopping, talking on the telephone or social media to someone who is in self-isolation or helping us by taking calls on the helpline for an hour or two each day. You can email this information to us using this link  or use the downloadable forms below or use the ‘Contact’ option at the top of this page.

If you are a person who is regarded as ‘extremely vulnerable’ by the NHS, you should have received a letter from them about this in the last week or so and, as a result, you will be known to the local authorities etc.  If you think you (or anyone you know) are in this group and have NOT received a letter, CONTACT YOUR GP.  More information is available here.

14th October 2020.   

Ludlow is in Tier Two – medium alert from today. 

A full description of the restrictions that apply can be found by clicking here.