|WEEU and Covid-19|
On the 28th of April WE ARE OPEN, and its business as usual, well almost….
Locked down for a month, The end is near!!!
With the government announcing we are about to step down to ‘alert level 3’ we are all counting down to start getting back to some sort of new normal. As always, we hope everyone has stayed safe and looked after themselves
Whats next at WEEU
There are going to be new rules in play with regards to hygiene and social distancing. We will be taking advice from the govt ‘covid-19’ website as well as the ‘Motor Trade association’. Everyone will have a different view, however having a taste of being closed for a month we do not want this virus to gain momentum, and send us all home again…, so please respect that we will be taking these rules around social distancing very seriously.
Based on the guide lines given to date we are required to maintain social distancing and a strict Hygiene Regime
The workshop and office will be closed to the public, There is usually some parking available on the street for dropping off the car.
All interaction to be kept at a minimum, including maintaining a 2m distance. with an effort to have all information required via text or email.
We would request that all keys on drop off go into our letterbox. (Ie no contact).
Our technical staff will be available, however, road testing with customers and customer drop off at this time is not possible.
We will be cleaning all touch points on cars before and after working on, including using disposable seat covers and gloves.
Payment is required to be touch-less, online would be our preferred method.
We can manually enter as we would for a telephone payment to avoid direct contact with the eftpos terminal. Payment is still required on or prior to collection as always.
All invoices will be emailed.
Key collection to be confirmed.
We will be working the the ‘MTA’s guidelines in response to covid-19 Level 3See our Covid-19 work plan on our website Blog
|See below for some added value on WOF and Service for April/May|
|WOF’s, there will be a lot of WOF’s out there to renew, we are sending our April/May reminders this week. We’ve always done 1/2 price WOFs with a service when done together. For April/May we will reduce the WOF further to $10+ if with service.All Services to the end of May will also receive a heavily reduced deal with the Hydrogen Carbon Cleaning machine if requested. Usually we charge this service out at $100+gst per car. As part of a service deal for April May we will do for $25+gst|
|All of our servicing we use LiquiMoly and have done for years now. We will be discounting our LM range by 15% for April and May.|
Lastly we are opening Saturdays for the short term, open only for WOF and service, by appointment.
As above, we will be sending our WOF reminders this week. There are some savings to be had if opting to have a service done at the same time. We will be running deals until the end of May. Discount WOF’s with a service. Discounted Oils and Carbon Cleans
|We look forward to seeing all of you safe and well out the other side of this. (From a distance).|
From our family to yours
John and the team
Some of the the work going in to make sure we tick the boxes and do our bit to stay safe. Looking forward to posting some car pics again……
Our worksafe plan as at 24/4/2020, working on the MTA template.
WEEU and Covid-19
In line with the Prime Ministers announcement, we will be closing the workshop at 5pm, Wednesday 25 March for a period of no less than 4 weeks.
This will be a difficult time for all of us and we ask that you all stay safe and look out for each other. We are dedicated to looking after our people during this time as best we can and coming back with all our staff and customers. We appreciate there will then likely be a backlog of WOFs and repairs to get through. We will be working on how best to deal with this over the coming weeks and will work with you all to prioritize the work and keep everybody moving.
There was talk of workshops being on the ‘essential business’ list, however to interpret that document correctly, mechanics are listed as an ‘essential service’, with regards to repairs and breakdowns for vehicles which are required for essential services IE, Doctors, nurses, healthcare etc etc. There likely will be other workshops out there bending the rules to suit themselves, which sadly makes a bit of a mockery of the lock-down. As much as we would have liked to have stayed open for our customers, even in a diminished capacity its just not possible or ethical in the current situation.
The lock down is in place for the health and safety of all of us, our families, our staff, and of course customers and suppliers.
Essential Services – Update
This from the ministry of Transport
Maintenance services – all transport modes Workers involved in the provision of essential maintenance and safety services where the services are limited to: • maintaining other essential services and their vehicles (e.g. repairing emergency vehicles, aircraft and ships/boats, and parts replacement for these craft moving essential freight); or • essential recovery and/or repair of private vehicles, where needed to keep a private vehicle operating for essential purposes e.g. to get groceries and healthcare.
Wellington European hasn’t taken any inquiry that currently meets the above criteria. If we had the requirement we are very limited to parts supply etc due to the current lock down so in the short term we are opting to follow the Govt guidance and will be staying closed.