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A cafe in Scotland is opening during lockdown to combat loneliness

By serving through a window, the cafe aims to give people who are struggling during social distancing as much safe human contact as possible

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A small cafe in Glasgow has opened its doors during lockdown in an attempt to help those in the community who are struggling with social distancing, all while obeying government lockdown rules.

By now, w​e're all well aware of the effect that social distancing has upon our mental health, and of the severe impact it can have on those people who are unfortunate enough not to have anybody close by to support them.

P​ark Terrace Cafe, which opened in the Govan area of Glasgow over the weekend, aims to try and help by serving both food and drink through their windows. Operating in this manner means that they are providing a takeaway service and are not in breach of official rules.

T​he cafe has put in place an ordering and queuing system to ensure that staff and customers can keep safely apart at all times.

H​opefully, just a few words over a coffee order will help those out who are feeling the sting of social isolation the most.

I​f you're struggling with your mental health and are in need of help, or you'd like to find out about helping someone, visit the NHS Every Mind Matters website for information and advice.

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