MANY businesses are going through 'tough times' after the Prime Minister's recent advice for people to self isolate during the coronavirus crisis.

But many are staying open for business until they have more information.

Andrea Sillence, at Cotswold Cafe in Moreton-in-Marsh said: "It's a really difficult situation. Not just for businesses but for everybody, it's a worrying time."

"We have got no insurance because coronavirus is not listed as one of the diseases covered. As we stand, until they change the policy or we are told officially that we need to close, we have no business insurance."

The cafe has made sure it is accommodating the situation by providing outdoor seating and a take-away service for food and drinks. There is also plenty of hand sanitiser and tables are placed a good distance apart.

Ms Sillence said: "We will stay open until we have to close or if one of us is poorly. However after Boris' announcement on Monday footfall has dropped. If we have no customers I won't have a business."

The business owner said she needs to be able to pay her staff, rent and electricity.

She added:"I'm not borrowing money from the government that will be a loan that will put me in debt."

Marie Short from Eight Bells Inn, Chipping Campden said: "At the moment it's business as usual. We are taking the normal precautions, we have got a five star food rating anyway, we have always been very good with that."

"It is frustrating but until we are told otherwise we are just going to carry on and see how it goes. It's not easy. We've had lots of cancellations. It's tough, but what else can you do?"

Country Master Barbershop in Stow-On-The-Wold posted that they will also remain open until further notice.

"Reflecting on the coronavirus update we plan to remain open."

"We will ensure all our equipment will continue to be sterilised and regular handwashing continues."

"We ask our loyal customers not to put others at risk. If you are unwell or show any signs of the virus please do not attend."

"Our barbers are self employed and rely on this income for their livelihood, please support your local barbershop and community."