Our Covid-19 Response, Updated 5 November 2020
England has gone into lockdown today, Thursday 5 November 2020, but during this lockdown Traid Links will be staying open. Having carefully assessed the increased number of essential products that we sell and the rate at which we sell them, we have decided that we are entitled to consider ourselves a food shop and may therefore continue trading during the lockdown.
However, in view of the new Tier 2 status in our area, we are reducing the number of visitors we can accommodate at any one time to 3 individuals. Hand sanitiser is available at the door, which will remain open all winter despite the cold.
Refills for cleaning liquids and toiletries are still available in-store - just allow a little extra time for bottle washing. Traid Links will be open from 10 am - 5 pm daily except Wednesdays and Sundays. We are considering opening on Sundays but will assess demand.
Local deliveries will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays and Click and Collect is also available. However, we now have a much greater range of products available for purchase online than in May when the website started. Any orders received between on a non-delivery day will be rolled over to the next delivery day so that we can minimise time taken and the number of miles travelled. We know there are still many in high risk groups, shielding or self-isolating, and we shall make this delivery scheme available as long as it is needed.
In addition to our local delivery service we have been despatching lighter items such as jewellery, accessories, greetings cards, knitwear and bamboo socks etc. by post or My Hermes. If you are ordering online, please give details of a safe place for parcels to be left is you are not at home when your order is delivered.
Both food and non-food items can be ordered and paid for via this website. The website is still very new and is a work in progress. If you have problems with it, please do make us aware by email to email@example.com. More products are being added daily so please keep checking back.