As you are all aware, the government advice for non-key workers and the non-essential retail sector is to close and stay at home. Shooting Sports UK has made the tough but essential decision to close temporarily both the shop and the website until further notice.
We have made this decision to protect our staff, customers and their families from COVID 19. We believe this is the most sensible option for us to take.
Web site orders
You may be wondering why we have closed down our website temporarily even when we don’t need our shop to be open to fulfil orders. It's simple: we all need to stick to government advice in these difficult times. We need to get through this. The problem we see with internet orders within our business is that it relies on staff to be in work when we are not key workers. This not only puts our staff’s health at risk and other people’s health at risk further down the chain in distribution centres but it also leaves our staff open to scrutiny for traveling for non-essential reasons. Couriers handle hundreds of parcels a day, so to protect our staff and customers and anyone else handling parcels we made this decision.
You are still free to contact us; we have set up a temporary office off-site and all emails are being monitored. We now have a temporary phone number to call us on while the shop is closed. If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to call us or email but please realise we may not be able to respond as quickly as normal.
You can also contact us on any of our social media platforms. We will be posting regular updates and advice regarding the shooting community along with the usual product updates and reviews.
Positives that will come from this
Us shooters are a resilient bunch and Shooting Sports UK are determined to battle through this and offer our customers unrivalled service and advice. We are a new and extremely driven business who have come a long way in 18 months and we will not let this beat us. With the extra time on our hands we can concentrate on some new ideas we are working on and new website features that will be an industry first.
A message to our valued customers and the shooing community
Please take the government's advice seriously at this worrying time. The health of our family and friends depends on it so much. We are all going to miss our beloved sport for a short while but it's only temporary. If we all stick to the rules, hopefully in 3 weeks we will be back out enjoying the countryside.
We would like to thank customers and suppliers for the tremendous support they've shown.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, but assure you this is in the best interest of all our staff and the general public.
We will keep you informed of any new developments. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times and thanks for your continued support.
Stay Indoors, Stay Safe and let’s beat this COVID 19 together!