(COVID-19) Coronavirus 19

(COVID-19) Coronavirus 19

This event has taken us all by surprise, and our thoughts go out to all those that have lost loved ones, and to those that have been infected, and affected by this disease. We wish all the survivors well and a very quick recovery.

In 32 years of doing business, we have been through some global events that have rocked the world and taken everyone by surprise. This is different, as it has a broad spread, and like a ghost, it hangs around, ready to rest on and infect anyone, vulnerable or not, that it comes across.

We’ve adhered to Government and National Health Service (NHS) recommendations, respecting their professional advice, to de-spread, and take personal hygiene seriously.

We have received many emails from both large and small hospitality organizations laying out their terms of business in these pressing times with many events being canceled or postponed. It is with great relief that we have seen the general trend to be that of understanding, and considerable relaxation in the terms and conditions with regards to deposits and cancellations, offering shorter lead times for both. We have called this period a blip with a bump and this suspension thrown in has helped to smooth out the ride.

We say, please “stay positive”, as worrying will do nothing, and speaking to no one will lead to possible depression and anxiety over issues that have not been caused by you, and that cannot be controlled by you alone. We believe in the medical experts that can solve this problem. They are paramount to our healthy well-being and a bright future. In two months we have seen green shoots of recovery in certain parts of the world, so always carry on planning ahead, as with all surprises, they come to end, and when the beginning of the new starts, great new fresh pastures will also grow.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus illness, that can affect your lungs and airways.

If you think you might have coronavirus

  • follow the latest (NHS) advice. The symptoms of coronavirus are:-
  • a cough, high temperature, and shortness of breath

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help, with helpful advice as to what to do: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

If there’s a chance you have coronavirus, you will be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate). and will not be able to attend any events. Stay true to yourself if asked whether you have been in contact with anyone else who has contracted the disease. Check your temperature on a regular basis if you notice any signs of abnormality and take the appropriate advice on offer.

Thank our cotton socks, this is not a war. Across all borders, we are in this together, and we will come out of it even stronger, working cooperatively and as one. I am confident this is a very solvable blip, and from it, we will learn some very valuable lessons, to help us all for a brighter future.

Tim