At this difficult time our thoughts are with all the people worst affected by COVID-19 and to the frontline workers who are helping to fight the effects of this pandemic.

I want to reassure you that whilst we continue to serve our customers and our greater communities, we are responsibly following the guidelines provided by the British Government and the World Health Organisation.

Health and safety and minimising the risk of spread is our top priority. Since early last week 95% of our administration team are working from home and respecting the enforced rules for social distancing and isolation.

Whilst we are working tirelessly to ensure availability of the products for our customers, we only have a skeleton of essential workers on site and they are following strict guidelines to ensure their own protection and to minimise the risk of transfer.

We are constantly reviewing developments and we have a daily business-wide update to ensure everybody is aware of the changes that may exist and any changes to our own activities.

While we are in a time of great uncertainty, please know that we have a dedicated team who are committed to serving our industry. We thank you for your continued support at this time and whilst things may not quite feel the same please be assured that we are doing our very best to take care of you and each other!

Take care and all the best from the Datesand team.