Bristol will be allowed to reopen its vape shops inspite of being issued with a Tier 3 (a very high alert). This is positive for those needing vape products urgently and last minute, for example if you lose your kit or e liquids, or burn out a coil unexpectedly. However, it is still worth being mindful that we are in a very high alert environment with COVID rates being one of the highest in the UK as we write this post.
Our Higher Risk Customers and Team
Many of our customers were triggered to switch from smoking to vaping as a result of health issues such as cancer or heart disease. Others switched to vaping due to underlying health conditions such as type 1 or type 2 diabetes or asthma. Many of these reasons for vaping are also associated with higher risks of Coronavirus issues. Therefore we are mindful about the importance of keeping ourselves and customers as safe as possible in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
What COVID-19 Measures Do Vapour Days UK Have in Place?
Proptective measures used by Vapour Days UK include:
- Social distancing
- Wearing face masks
- Screen guards around the checkout area
- Hand sanitisers
- Protective gloves
- No testers available from our popular e-juice testing stations
For the future, there is the prospect of future vaccinations. You find well respected organisations like the World Health Organisation (WHO) who outline the process for ensuring that a vaccine is safe and effective. See more reassuring information on their Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Vaccines page. Once vaccines have been made available to us, we will be protecting ourselves with a vaccine to increase the chances that we all remain healthy for the many years to come.
When Do Vape Shops Open Again?
It has been announced that non essential retailers, including vape shops, can reopen on 2nd December 2020. We will be reopening our store with all of of the above measures in place. Click and collect, and all postal services, will remain open too. The click and collect times will return to our shop opening hours of 10am – 5:30pm same day pickup service, for longer and more flexible hours after lockdown. After your click and collect order is placed, you can come in anytime to collect your items.
Will A Third Lockdown Come?
Whilst shops can reopen on 2nd December in Bristol, Tory MP, Mordaunt, has explained that future lockdowns are likely as they anticipate cases increasing once lockdown lifts. We will keep you updated if further lockdowns are announced after we reopen on 2nd December. See more details in this Guardian news report.
What Will Vapour Days UK Opening Hours Be After Lockdown Lifts?
Our Bristol store opening hours will return to 10am – 5:30pm where we will be available for help and advice on your vaping journey. You can find our shop in Bristol’s city centre, Broadmead’s Galleries Shopping Mall. Our shop can be found opposite Waterstones, and beneath Argos, on the middle floor of The Galleries.