The Vape Shop shut its high street shop doors to the public a few days ago in-line with the UK Government lock-down rules – we still operate fully online, working hard and getting online orders dispatched the same day. We prefer this safer option than looking at ways to keep the shops open through trying to circumvent the ban on all non-essential shops. I have already heard of ways some vape shops are trying to get around the ban such as not allowing customers into the shop premises but serving them on the street just outside the shop doors. Whilst it’s understandable vape, and other businesses, are desperate to maintain their income and keep their companies, they could be killing people that congregate outside their shops. The Vape Shop will not put lives at risk, so for now we are wholly operating on an online basis processing orders daily and sending them via Royal Mail next day delivery.
Personally I expected vape shops to be classed as essential, I was wrong. Even if vape shops had been allowed to stay open The Vape Shop would have closed our doors to the public anyhow, purely for safety and protection of our customers and for the staff from the dreaded COVID-19 virus. The spread of this virus is super-fast and most of it is done by people showing absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. This means that whoever you see on the street could be infected, or a carrier and until we have access to mass testing for the general public we just don’t know. Following the medical and Government’s advice is the safer option at the moment.
The COVID-19 Virus
The RNA sequencing (genetics) of this new virus which differentiates it from the standard flu, (the flu virus has human DNA/RNA which means the immune system recognises it and can fight it), and the COVID-19 which has non-human DNA/RNA, (animal DNA/RNA which means the human immune system doesn’t recognise it and therefore does not protect against it) this fast spreading virus is too dangerous to take risks with. For example, in just TWO WEEKS this virus mutated itself from animal-to-human to human-to-human, that is fast. It has mutated again so we now have two COVID-19 strains – strain S and strain L (this means two vaccines are needed). If it mutates again it gets even more difficult to cure. Although the times we find ourselves in our unsettling and anxious life still goes on and the birds are still singing in the morning. Together, albeit 2 metres apart, we will get through this.
Helping Preserve Life
At The Vape Shop we have adapted to the temporary new way of operating and business is going on as usual in-line with Government and medical guidelines. We are making sure vapers can access their essential vape juice and products without interruption in this already anxious time. Having to revert to buying tobacco cigarettes from the local off-license or supermarket is not an option. The whole point of the lock-down is to preserve life so, the scenario of vapers isolating to protect their own life and the lives of others, only to be condemned to picking up the fags, which will kill them, in this lock-down is simply insane. That’s why we offer a 24-hour turnaround on all orders placed through our website.