The impact of this current coronavirus on the lives of people in the UK is now clear. I hope that you, your family and your friends stay safe and well.
I’ve been living in your beautiful country for over 15 years now and I feel right at home here. I learned about your history a long time before that, when I was at university studying World’s History. I know that you had some difficult moments in your past, just the same as my country of birth- Poland. Both our nations have a lot in common, perhaps that is why it was so easy for me to adopt the UK as my new homeland.
Through all these difficult moments, you’ve always showed resilience and perseverance mixed with a unique sense of humour showing the world how to keep calm and carry on!
The situation we are facing is not easy and the decisions we all have to make are not easy either. Earlier on we decided that most of our Letterbox4you team would work from home if possible. We intended to continue running our warehouse operations to be able to accept and dispatch orders and deliveries. However, we feel that we have reached the point where we need to do our little bit to keep our employees, customers, contractors and many other people safe and give a fighting chance to the NHS staff who are combating the virus at present. It is clear to see that it cannot be achieved without ceasing most of our activities and keeping the necessary ones to the minimum. We all need to contribute to try to break as many links in the chain of the virus spreading.
We will be stopping all our warehouse and office operations, initially for a week starting on Friday the 27th and make further decision later based purely on the greater good of our families, friends and communities. We will keep our communication channels open where possible and our staff members working from home will provide the best assistance possible in the circumstances.
I would like to thank you all for your continuous support and finish with the lyrics of one of my favourite songs from Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”:
“…Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this’ll help things turn out for the best
And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life…”
Founder of Letterbox4you