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Stay Safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The safety and wellbeing of our customers and people is our number one priority, and as part of our response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), I wanted to let you know some of the ways that we will ensure your safety whilst we all deal with this situation.
We’re always open
Blooming Oils is situated in one of the most remote parts of the United Kingdom. We are 2 miles from the nearest village and half a mile from our next-door neighbours and have adopted a farm gate policy. As a farm we are used to dealing with bio-hazards – none of which have ever managed to reach our farm. Whilst we don’t yet know the best protection against COVID-19 (other than isolation and hand washing), we will follow all guidelines issued by HM Government.
Your account dashboard is available online, and your purchases will be packaged and sent through the usual channels, the main difference being the handover at the farm gate rather than direct contact. Regardless of how the situation develops, we’ll continue to remain open for business and as long as postal and shipping companies stay in operation – so will we.
For all USA Customers, we are experiencing major delays in shipments to the US. At the moment it is taking up to 6 weeks for items to arrive. The following is the Royal Mail latest bulletin on shipping delays:
Update: 2 June 2020
Mail and parcels are being moved around the USA and managed through many international mail centres across the country. This is outside of the normal operating procedures, and is so the United States Postal Service (USPS) can manage the very high volumes.
Los Angeles - is processing 50% more than they do in Christmas peak period, and are experiencing significant delays.
JFK (New York) & Miami - is up to date and processing normally.
San Francisco - is handling heavy volumes and have moved international work to domestic mail centres outside of the normal International Mail Centres to cope with high volumes. Customers should expect delays.
Chicago - were experiencing a backlog and have now cleared their export mail and are up to date. However, they are now focusing on moving military freight and USPS are now redirecting flights to JFK for international items. This is currently resulting in an additional 7 – 10 days for items sent via Chicago.
Customers should expect delays across the USA, some are significant as USPS continues to deal with heavy increases in volumes.
We’re here to help
We will be keeping a very close eye on research into which essential oils may prove to have an effect against the COVID-19 virus and in the meantime, we have written a blog entry to help everyone stay informed about the current situation regarding essential oils and COVID-19. You can find it here
Our focus is to minimise disruption during this time without compromising our health or our customers. Of course, we’re always here to help.
Best wishes and stay safe,
Blooming Oils / Blooming CBD