It is with a heavy heart that I write this, as a small family business turning away sales has a direct impact on us and our customers many of whom have become friends.
We are taking this action following last night’s announcement from the Prime Minister who made clear the severity of the situation within the UK. Tomorrow will be our last day open for 30 days, tomorrow rather than today to enable us to fulfil existing orders.
It was a hard decision, however we all have to take responsibility now, every one of us clearly has to take action to stop this awful virus and save lives.
By staying open, we are putting pressure on our suppliers to stay open and couriers to deliver. This is not a responsibility I want to take when weighing up the obvious consequences.
It is clear that everyone who remains at work is not only putting themselves at risk, but also their families and the wider world. It we don’t act now and make these hard decisions we will end up like Italy, the thought of which is frightening.
I wish you and your family good health throughout these difficult times.
We look forward to opening our doors again.
Please take care of yourselves and your family, be safe.