What is impact of the pandemic on The Worm that Turned?
We will attempt to keep this information as up to date as possible. This information was last updated on 2nd January 2021.
Fortunately, at the time of writing, none of our staff have the virus and therefore from the website customer viewpoint our operations are largely unaffected, although it is not quite 'business as normal' behind the scenes. All those that can are still working from home. Please forgive any barking dogs or excited children in the background if we are speaking to you on the phone. All of our service systems including phones can be accessed remotely, but some of our processes are new and always being updated, so please bear with our team whilst we get used to them. Our main warehouse is operating normally and staff are able to observe appropriate distancing and without using public transport.
All orders are being processed in the normal fashion. We are still experiencing exceptional demand and now as we enter the Christmas period are working just as fast as we can to safely get your orders out. Nonetheless your patience at this time is appreciated. Our couriers are all still open and working. They have themselves put in additional measures to assist, including the ability to leave all parcels without signatures. This is being communicated to customers individually at the time as different procedures are in place. If your order is to a business address, please ensure it is open and able to take deliveries and let us know if special arrangements exist. There are some restrictions for overseas deliveries to specific postcodes, but again we will attempt to monitor this and advise if any problems.
Clearly if this changes, we will keep you advised. If you have any doubt about your order please email us with your query. We aim to respond to order queries within the same business day but if your query is urgent do not hesitate to call us. All our contact details can be found here.
Our Derby Road shop is currently closed in line with Government guidelines (we could argue that we are pretty close to being a garden centre, but frankly don't think they should be open). As and when Nottingham comes down from Tier 4 we will open but strictly on an appointment basis only until the country is largely vaccinated. Please email or call customer services for information. We have arranged an online booking system here but obviously it isn't taking bookings at present.
When we do unfortunately, we are not able to safely accommodate more than one family group at a time and limit our store staff to those not using public transport.
There will be someone on the premises on most weekdays and arrangements can be made for 'click and collect' of pre-ordered items safely.
Up to date 'opening' times and other shop information can be found here.
We are in regular contact with our suppliers many of whom operate throughout the world and thus the situation is complex, however at this point few are flagging up any serious difficulties in obtaining supplies although obviously this changes as the pandemic and the world response to it develops. There is currently a issue at some ports but generally we have good stock levels on non seasonal items. The availability of all items is shown on each product page and if the stock is not available there is an estimate of when it will be. Some of our products are supplied from third party warehouses with a slightly longer lead time. Where these warehouse have indicated issues due to the pandemic, we are reflecting this in the 'available from' section and also where this is longer than normal or specific limitations in the 'delivery' section of the product page. We will also contact you on placing your order to confirm this. This does change on a daily basis and of course, it is a guide not a guarantee. As everyone should be aware, the situation is still changing on a daily basis, but be assured you will get your order in due course. If you have any doubt about the item you are looking at please email us with your query. We aim to respond to order queries within the same business day, but if your query is urgent do not hesitate to call us. We respond well to customers with perspective and balance. All our contact details can be found here.