A SHOP owner from near Wem is reassuring customers that everything possible is being done to ensure it is business as usual in the current coronavirus pandemic.

Helen Atkinson, who runs Clive Village Stores, says she is making sure her shop remains well stocked for those in the local area with no transport and for those heeding the advice of the government and socially isolating.

She adds that for people who cannot travel, they should call the shop and she will deliver to those in need.

"I would like to tell the people of Clive that I am doing my utmost to make it business as usual," said Helen.

"Some of my suppliers have had a few issues this week but I'm confident it will be ok.

"My advice is don't panic, use common sense and if you are coughing with a temperature, just don't visit, call me and I will do my best to get supplies to you.

"Likewise those who have no choice but to self isolate, I'm sure we can get together a team of people to help me get essentials out to people in need, and rest assured you'll get my best.

"Keep positive and stay calm."

To contact the shop, ring 07914 867862.