(Updated March, 27, 2020 7.14pm) By law, we have been advised that as an online company, we are legally allowed to continue trading. After much debate and soul-searching, we have decided to stay temporarily closed. The main two reasons include (1) The health and safety of our amazing staff (2) Nationally, all courier services are struggling with the high volume of parcels being sent on a daily basis due to an increase of online sales. As a non-essential product, we feel that we should not add to the situation, ensuring that all essential items are delivered on time to those in need. Although a difficult decision, we hope that you agree & support our decision.
(Updated March, 24, 2020, 8:23am): In line with UK Government’s announcement on Monday 23rd March, we regretfully announce that we are temporarily closed until further notice. This difficult decision has not been taken lightly, but rest assured, we are well placed to resume trading when restrictions are lifted. Despite the webshop and office being closed, the support and guidance will continue online. We'll engage with our colleagues, customers and followers on social media channels, providing inspirational videos and content. You will also be able to continue to browse and utilise our free resources on the website including Help & Advice, Flower Guides, Care Guides and an extensive library of tutorials to keep you busy whilst in lockdown. We look forward to seeing you all again soon when it is safe for us to reopen. We’ll keep you informed on our social media channels.
Stay safe, positive and look after yourselves.
(Updated March, 17, 2020, 8am): In light of recent events and news coverage relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wish to reassure you that we consider the health of our staff and our customers of utmost importance. We are monitoring and adhering to the latest advice from Public Heath England (PHE) and the Government in relation to this situation. Out of an abundance of caution, we can confirm that a number of precautionary steps have been taken to protect our staff and the service we provide.
The office is open as usual. We have, however, put measures in place to allow our office staff to work from home to ensure we can maintain quality of service to our customers. If the situation in the UK develops necessitates such home working, we have fully tested our readiness for this change of working practices.
We have extensively communicated to all our staff and visitors the importance of following basic hygiene protocols, in line with World Health Organisation and PHE guidance. This particularly focuses on hand hygiene.
We are currently not experiencing any disruption to the transportation of the flowers reaching our premises. Flowers sourced from outside Europe are transported via cargo planes, rather than passenger planes. Flowers from the Flower Auctions in Holland are transported via road (tunnel) or boat (ferry) and flowers from English growers are transported via the road network in the UK.
We are maintaining regular correspondence with the courier services, including DPD, UK Mail (DHL) and Parcelforce to address the situation. They are working hard to keep businesses moving and closely monitoring the situation, taking similar steps to maintain continuity of services.
In the coming weeks, where necessary, we are willing to move face to face meetings to video or conference calls.
To date, Triangle Nursery has had no suspected cases amongst our workforce or surrounding businesses. If we were to do so, we would follow the advice issued by PHE and ask the individual to self-isolate for the required 14 day period.
Clearly this is a emerging situation and we will continue to update our customers regularly or as events dictate reviewing the advice from PHE. We will notify you if we change our own policies or practices around meetings or travel as a result.