Covid-19 Shut down
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.