Closure Due To Pandemic

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Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by JohnMcafee » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 1:16 pm

We will close shop today at 4:30 and remain closed until better times.
Stay safe everyone.
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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by Framerpicture » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 2:07 pm

We didn't open either of our shops today and have furloughed all our staff, at least that way they will get guaranteed 80% of there wages for the next 3 months.
Orders are coming in on line and now there's only me to do it!

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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by cleaver » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 3:23 pm

Good luck, John.

Stay well, mate.

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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by Not your average framer » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 3:37 pm

I wish you all the very best and hope that everybody will stay safe and well.
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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by Steve N » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 10:58 am

Closed here as well, planning to do all those admin jobs that I never get round to, like up dating the websites, add new products to our online stores

we could all download Preview and do some online exhibitions

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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by prospero » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 11:07 am

I'm pretty much business as usual. I haven't operated on a 'walk-in' basis for a few years. I have a good few weeks
work on the books so I can concentrate on getting caught up. After that I've a list of domestic jobs that I have been
itching to do for ages. :lol:
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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by Timh » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 11:38 am

this is one for framerpicture

we have closed one site and are still working in the manufacturing site for now but not open to the public

"We didn't open either of our shops today and have furloughed all our staff, at least that way they will get guaranteed 80% of there wages for the next 3 months."

can you expand on that/give us a bit more information
I have staff here who are obviously nervous and are asking about this

would appreciate it

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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by Rainbow » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 6:33 pm

Thanks for keeping the forum going. Hope you and yours stay safe too.
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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by Abacus » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 8:09 pm

We closed on Saturday, staff “furlough” as per government instructions. For timh here’s the information About paying the staff 80%

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... t-covid-19

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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by Timh » Wed 25 Mar, 2020 9:14 am

Thanks for that info

hope everyone manages to get through this and keep safe

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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by GeoSpectrum » Wed 25 Mar, 2020 6:11 pm

I've taken a few good orders in the last week or so but I only have so much stock and with the closure of some of the main suppliers it's getting harder to satisfy orders. Fortunately as of today Lion is still going.

I've got about 3 weeks work on and a few quotes open for mouldings I have in stock so I'm good for about 3-4 weeks of slow paced work.
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Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Post by prospero » Wed 25 Mar, 2020 7:42 pm

One good thing......

The sun is shining and the wind has abated. First time this year the temp in my outdoor (unheated) workshop was the
same as indoors. So as well as sawing moulding I have been up a ladder cutting my hedge. :D

I hear it's going to be cold very soon though. :(
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