As you may know by now, in line with government guidance we've now closed the JustPlay store to the public. Most of our staff have been sent home (especially those that rely on public transport). You may have also read in the news that some major distributors, notably Games Workshop, are also closing their doors for the foreseeable future.
Firstly some good news: we are still sending out orders via Royal Mail and we are still delivering locally in Liverpool. All stock in our store has now been set to show as out of stock when our stock levels hit 0 since we can't order any new stock, but everything in-stock can still be ordered and dispatched as usual! I'll caveat this with the fact that we don't know how long this service will be available for; we will run out of stock at some point, and we could be asked to close even as a delivery business. So if you're planning on ordering something for an isolation project, a board game to play, or anything else, do it now whilst you still can!
Last week I wrote a post explaining our stance on the current situation, and since then the government have advertised a number of measures to help small businesses. I'm sure that you will have all read various comments from your small business-owning friends on social media as the the efficacy of these measures for them, but for us I can tell you that these measures alone will not guarantee our survival and we still need your support! Small businesses owners around the country are currently trying to figure out how to write that line without sounding like they're begging, but that's the situation we're in. Please be kind to them as they try to keep their business alive and keep paying their staff - what you may not realise is that the government's staff retention scheme will only pay wages if the business survives.
On a lighter note, we'll be ramping up our content efforts in the coming days and weeks! Please make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, tune in to our Twitch Channel, and join us on our Discord Server. Keep the community spirit alive in these trying times!
Thanks for reading everybody. Keep yourself safe, look after eachother where you can, and be kind to everybody; the world needs a lot of that right now.