Life after Lockdown July 22/2020
After 3 months of closure Slattery is back! We are all adjusting to this new normal way of life, we have new measures in place to help keep our customers and staff members safe and to prevent a 2nd lockdown taking place (we cant close again!).
The last 3 months took its toll on the business, like many others, we are extremely grateful for the support from our customers new and old.
The shop has now been open for 4 weeks and we have found a good rhythm in the new ways of working. The staff all wear face shields, and from the end of this week customers will be asked to wear face masks to shop with us.
One of the measures in place is a maximum capacity limit in the shop which allows customers to maintain a distance from others. This is working well and we have found we have only had to instigate the outside queuing system a handful of times, luckily when the sun has been shining!
We are building back up our stock levels in the shop, this has taken some time as we are working on alternate production teams to ensure distancing in production areas are maintained, but the shelves are looking fuller each day!
The dining room reopened 2 weeks ago and we have been working hard to get this right for everyone. We have reduced our capacity down to 65% removing tables and reducing the number of bookings allowed on each time slot. This has also helped with the number of people in the shop at one time.
We have hand sanitiser on every table, staff wearing face shields, protective screens at communication points. This is all at an extra cost to the business but one we feel necessary to ensure everyone feels safe and we are doing the best we can to reduce any spread of the virus.
Although this new way of operating is still going to take some time to get used to we wouldn't have it any other way. We are just grateful we could open our doors once again and we can't wait to see you all in the near future, and for those who aren't ready to venture out just yet our takeaway afternoon tea boxes are still available to order for collection!