A.F. Blakemore is working closely with all of the relevant authorities to understand how the situation is going to develop over the coming weeks and months.

We can assure you that we have significant contingency plans in place in order to maintain supply into our entire store estate.

Our supply chain is resilient and we have the benefit of multiple depots to be able to mitigate as much impact as possible, as we get a clearer picture of Government strategy we will update you with our response.

We are providing communications with regard to inbound stock updates, outbound supply issues, any advice and guidance we are receiving from the Government, the BRC or the ACS.

Given the uncertainty that we are experiencing in the market currently, we would like to request your assistance. We are managing our supply chain as effectively as we can to ensure we continue to supply our customers, however please can we request that any ordering and polling times are adhered to. We are unable to process additions to orders at this time, and appreciate your assistance with this.

We will provide further advice when it becomes available on how we are supporting staff and managing absence, and some practical operational advice on clean down processes.

If you have any specific questions or queries please email or speak to your Account Manager.


Due to supplier availability issues, we currently have substitutions set up on a number of lines to ensure you still receive stock. This list is reviewed daily and as soon as availability improves, the substitutions are switched off.

>> Please click here for a full list of current substitutions.



Best Practise and Signage Support Document

Support Document

As we all respond to increasing COVID-19 developments, and the necessary instruction to protect ourselves and customers, we have created a support document to ensure you are following the latest government advice and practices.

This document contains links to a variety of signage that you will find useful in directing and informing customers.

   Please click here or on the image to view.




Coronavirus Advice

What you need to know about Coronavirus - please click here.


Deep Clean Procedure

If you are asked to deep clean all or parts of your business by your local health authority due to COVID-19 exposure we'd recommend following these steps.

You will not be asked to do a deep clean unless a staff member or customer with a confirmed case of COVID-19 has been into your business, according to current advice.