Grind, the restaurant, coffee shop and bar brand, has vowed no-one of its staff will lose their jobs as a result of the virus.

Founder and CEO David Abrahamovitch said the government’s support package would ensure there were no job losses at the company.

Grind has now closed its last three sites that were offering takeaway only – in Exmouth Market, Greenwich and Shoreditch.

In an email to customers, he wrote: “The past week has been the hardest we’ve faced at Grind, throwing the life and livelihoods of the entire Grind family into question. We promised to stand behind our teams and, thanks to the support from the government, we couldn’t be more relieved to say we will financially support our entire team through the next few months. No-one at Grind will lose their job as a result of this virus. For almost ten years we’ve brought you together across London but now it’s more important than ever we remain apart for the safety of our teams and customers. When this is over, we’ll see you at the Grind.”

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