Updated: Mar 29
Here in Drogheda, like the rest of Ireland, we are experiencing very strange times indeed. Life has been turned upside-down and social distancing is something which doesn’t come naturally to many, particularly in this small part of the world.
However, we must all do whatever is necessary to stop the coronavirus spreading and look out for each other (from a safe distance of course!). So, with the health and safety of our team and you, our customers, at heart, we took the decision to temporarily close the shop last Saturday, 14th March until further notice. As the situation was rapidly changing, we had very little time to give notice of this closure and we thank you for your understanding. We have been fulfilling online & phone orders, but this will end tomorrow at noon also. If you need to get in touch on any other matter then please email firstname.lastname@example.org as the phones will not be manned.
It doesn’t mean we have gone away though, as we are still working behind the scenes taking in deliveries, improving our online shop for when it is time to re-open it and taking the opportunity to give the place a lick of paint.
* Since the Government Update on 27th March, no-one is allowed to travel for non-essential retail businesses (which includes Craft shops). All administrative work is now being carried out remotely, and we hope you understand that we are not able to fulfil any customer orders at this time, as it would require staff leaving their homes, which is against current regulations.
Classes and workshops up to Easter have already been postponed, but given the current outlook, we have regrettably decided to also postpone all future classes and workshops. We will be in touch with everyone who has booked over the coming days. You will have the opportunity to leave your deposit with us and remain on the list, or take a refund and rebook when the new schedule is set.
On the positive side, many of us will have more free time and therefore an opportunity to indulge in our creative pursuits, which are particularly important to keep our minds occupied and reduce worry, stress and anxiety.
For some great inspiration we thought you might like to check out these resources:
On a final note, we’d like to whole-heartedly thank all the really important people out there on the frontline…those working in our health service, our gardai and our supermarket workers, haulage employees and all of the others working harder than ever to keep us safe and the country going….you are all superstars!
We will prevail, and things will get better.
Keep well and keep crafting 😊