We will be reopening our Plant World Garden Centre to the public on SATURDAY (May 16th).
This will be done under strict social distancing measures, and we ask that you follow the signs in the centre and on our carpark, and are respectful and mindful of our other customers and staff members, who will be on hand to assist you the best they can while staying safe.
Our revised opening times are as follows:
11am – 3pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays.
This means we will open on Saturday, and then be closed until Tuesday May 19th, and open every Tuesday to Saturday after that.
Customers will have to pay by card or contactless payment. We will not be taking cash payments.
Please do not attempt to visit us before Saturday.
As per current Government legislation, our Tea Rooms and toilets will remain closed.
The limited opening times will allow us to restock, maintain and water our plants whilst keeping our staff at a safe distance from our customers. We would also request that no more than two family members visit together and would not recommend a visit at this time for those deemed to be clinically vulnerable who need to be shielded.
In line with Government and Horticultural Trades Association guidance, we have put a number of protocols in place to keep our staff and local community safe. We ask for your support during these challenging times in adhering to our guidance in order that we can protect everyone.
Our safety measures include the following:
*Controlled entry and exit points – our regular customers will note that entry will be from the side entrance (facing the General Education building) and exit will lead onto the car parking in front of the bus turning circle.
*At the entry point a staff guide will control access to the centre with a maximum of 14 visitors allowed at any one time.
*We may ask you to queue outside when necessary at busy times.
*We will be operating a one-way system around the nursery so please follow the arrows on the floor – please note that you will not be able to double back on yourself without restarting from the outside queue so please pick up what you need as you go along.
*We request that you maintain social distancing of two metres at all times.
*All trollies will be sanitised by our staff at the exit point after each customer.
*A perspex cubicle has been built around the till for our staff to protect them.
*Benches have been removed around the nursery to ensure there is enough distance to manoeuvre around safely.
*Staff will be wearing gloves and changing them regularly.
*Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and till.
*Please ensure that no one with any potential COVID-19 symptoms comes into Plant World
We recognise this is an anxious time for our community. We want to ensure we have taken every possible step to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and our customers.
Thank you for your anticipated support and customer loyalty – we look forward to welcoming you back into our Plant World centre.
by Dave Salmon