COVID-19 Business opening update

The workshop’s planned move.

Good afternoon all, I hope you’re keeping safe & well at this time.

As some of you are already aware, I have been closed for the past two weeks, due to relocating the workshop and during this time have been unable to answer calls/emails/carry out any work. I wanted to take a bit of time to let you know where we are at, as I had planned to re-open the workshop on Monday 6th April and some of you are already booked in for works on or after this date.

The current situation

Unfortunately, I am unable to re-open as planned due to the new workshop not being completed, ready for Monday 6th. Before anyone asks, myself and the family are all well and we are lucky to be in a position where the business will not be in any danger for a while. The issue stopping us from re-opening is entirely due to the new roller shutter door supplier, who was unable to deliver the new door system and security shutters in the original timescale and will not do so until UK Government restrictions, upon non-essential business and movements has been lifted.

Whilst this is a huge inconvenience, I fully understand and support the decision to keep its workers safe.

Until the Government announces its update on the UK’s three week isolation process next week, I find myself in limbo. Therefore, I have taken the decision to keep the business closed until the end of April, when I can re-evaluate the situation and look to move forwards. This decision has not been reached with ease, as my customers know just how much I love my job and working on customer vehicles. If I am able to open the business again, sooner than this, I will and I’ll update this page along with our social media pages.

In the meantime, thanks for all your messages of support from those of you who have been in touch already!

Update to our regular hours of business – COVID-19

Due to the current situation in the UK with COVID-19 which has essentially hit the pause button for the new workshop project, I have decided to put in place a planned closure. This will remain in place until after the UK Government updates us all on the COVID-19 mandatory three week isolation period. This update will allow us to update this closure accordingly and will allow the safe completion of the new workshop for all staff, customers and tradespersons involved.

I have also had to put in place a temporary revision to the regular business hours which will now show us as closed on Wednesdays. This is to help out with child care issues but to counter this I will reopen Saturdays as a full day for this temporary period.

Unfortunately, we're now closed - Please send us an email & we'll get back to you.We're open again on Monday (28th September 2020) from 09:00 to 17:00
Planned closures:
Planned revision to Regular opening hours (Post COVID-19)
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed

What if I am already booked in for work?

If you have already booked in with me for work, during April, I will be in touch with you by telephone (where possible) and via email (if you didn’t provide me with a direct contact number) looking to make sure you are safe and looking to either cancel or re-schedule your planned works.

As I am sure you will appreciate at this time, non of this was planned nor can it be helped but we find ourselves in the middle of a really serious, national level crisis and we all need to do our best to stay safe and to not put ourselves or others at risk.

I thank you for you understanding at this time and look forwards to seeing you all again, hopefully in the not too distant future.

Mick ‘Ginger’ Pittman
Diamond Motors Renault Specialists Ltd