Right having read and taken in the governments guidelines on covid lockdown from 5th of November 2020
We can only install or work on Snooker or pool table if the room is empty of personnel , and some conditions met
outdoor separate rooms are preferred and we will give those sort of job’s priority over working inside someone’s house which in realty is not going to be possible in some cases unless some strict conditions are met .
Working in Garage conversions and outdoor sheds or log cabins is going to be the type of places we can work under the current guidelines .
and many of our job’s do take us to that type of premises .
no contact with householder within the room , and toilets and wash room facilities pointed out for access on arrival .
some clients who are booking a re-rubber and re-cloth of their table , it may be possible to start part of your work by delivering the cushions to me so I can rubber and cloth the cushions and maybe replace the nets and leathers , to save time or maybe a two day overnight stay over which cannot be done during lock down .
no Hotels or B&Bs are allowed guests during lock down so any work which requires this overnight stay over is out of bounds at the moment until the lock down is lifted on these stop over accommodation premises .
I am doing a couple of these this month , where the owners are delivering the cushions to me for working on , then clearing the room for me only to work on the table and refit the cushions to save time and reduce time spent on their property .
we are doing our bit to make it safe to carry on working , be it only in a limited capacity and to keep the economy going .
and at the same time adhering to the rules of Lockdown .
And yes the Restrictions and lock down is effecting my trade , nearly all our pub rental tables are earning nothing many have been removed and sold as pub’s asked for them to be taken out , ironically to increase more sitting down table space , then what does the Government do shut down the pub’s .
I decided to sell them off , and when these pub’s are ready for another table I will be buying brand new ones to replace the ones we have sold off .
I have to comply with regulations and this effects trade and business , also some of our supplies are not available due to the supplier not being able to get stock in on a regular basis , which means cancelled work due to not being able to get hold of certain spares , or having to wait for them longer to arrive due to demand outstripping supplies .
this photo for example empty shelves at Supreme Pool tables warehouse Heywood near Manchester .
Above empty racking
and below Normally like this during normal supply before Covid19