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Retailers adapt to new rules

Bella KitchenSouth Western Times
The Green Depot co-directors Kim Ridge and Bronwyn Snelling have put in place a number of restrictions for the duration of the lockdown.
Camera IconThe Green Depot co-directors Kim Ridge and Bronwyn Snelling have put in place a number of restrictions for the duration of the lockdown. Credit: Bella Kitchen

South West retailers adjusted quickly to the short-notice lockdown this week.

Many shops have either closed completely for five days or put in the required measurements to continue operating.

Green Depot co-director Bronwyn Snelling said the business had adjusted this week to operate on reduced shop hours to offer contactless delivery and pick-up.

The Green Depot co-directors Kim Ridge and Bronwyn Snelling have put in place a number of restrictions for the duration of the lockdown.
Camera IconThe Green Depot co-directors Kim Ridge and Bronwyn Snelling have put in place a number of restrictions for the duration of the lockdown. Credit: Bella Kitchen

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“We have all the required COVID precautions in place and people cannot enter unless they adhere to them,” she said

Like many businesses it has put a dent in our routine and impacted our supply of fresh flowers and plants, but we were happy to close our doors and do our part.

Life and Soul co-owner Shelley Burrows decided to close and move the shop’s five-year birthday sale forward to online.

“We have taken every precaution and (are) playing it safe and are lucky we have a strong online presence,” she said.

“We are taking all online orders and will be packing and delivering them all after 6pm Friday.”

Life and Soul co-owners Sally Hutchinson and Shelley Burrows cannot wait to open their doors again to the public. (PHOTO TAKEN BEFORE LOCKDOWN)
Camera IconLife and Soul co-owners Sally Hutchinson and Shelley Burrows cannot wait to open their doors again to the public. (PHOTO TAKEN BEFORE LOCKDOWN) Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Both businesses said they missed the customer interaction already and could not wait to see people in the street again enjoying the shopfront experience.

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