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Local restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions are creating new online offers, non-contact drive-through options and online videos to keep people entertained during self-isolation and social distancing.

With people stuck at home following Government advice on the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are creating ingenious ways for people to experience the region’s top restaurants and attractions.

Many of the region’s restaurants and cafes such as The Globe in Warwick, Hooray’s Gelato Kitchen in Stratford and The Farm are offering delivery services and non-contact collection on all your favourite foods to enjoy a taste of normality during isolation.

Working with Marquee TV, the RSC is offering a free 30-day trial, meaning people can watch 18 Shakespeare productions for free, including a ‘premiere’ of Christopher Luscombe’s 2017 production of Twelfth Night on April 11 and virtual tours of how the RSC brings plays to life.

Alongside this, Shakespeare fans can uncover free resources and virtual tours of all the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s houses on the website, which includes online exhibitions and blogs to bring the Bard to life.

There’s also plenty of free outdoor spaces to explore across the region, with the Lord Leycester Hospital Gardens open for those looking to explore Warwickshire’s beautiful scenery.

Other hospitality businesses are offering free drinks to NHS workers on the front-line of the pandemic, with Shakespaw Cat Café offering free entry and Hotel Indigo Stratford providing free tea and coffee.

Helen Peters, CEO of Shakespeare’s England, said: “This is an incredibly tough time for the tourism and hospitality industry, but it’s great to see so many of our members creating solutions to the problems we are facing – it’s incredible how creative people are being and great to see the sense of community.

“They really are bringing a taste of Warwickshire to people in isolation and offering an alternative way for people to ‘visit’ the local tourist attractions, and stay entertained during this difficult time.

“There’s also plenty of stunning countryside in Warwickshire for people who have not been advised to self-isolate to get out and enjoy some exercise in the beautiful surroundings.”

Here is the full list of offers:

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