It's been a challenging week for many as we come to terms with the very real and difficult reality of a world in the grips of Covid-19.
Our staff in store at Regional have been run off their feet as worried Wellingtonians bought up large over the past week, in preparation for the Covid-19 level four lockdown, scheduled to take place at 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March. By the time you read this, lockdown will be in place and your homes will be well stocked with provisions to deal with this challenging time. We wish you safety and wellness during this period.
Sales have exceeded Christmas figures for so many in retail, prompting the Government to ask itself, earlier in the week, whether to allow wine, beer and spirits retailers (among other retail stores) to remain open during the level four lock down. The answer was no. The well being of all New Zealanders - and the need to retain distance from one another in order to secure this - is the highest priority.
The sooner we all suppress the risk of Covid-19, the sooner we can all get back to a normalised way of life.
We will miss seeing your friendly faces in store over this time and our staff will greatly miss sharing tastings of great wines, beers and spirits with you.
We look forward to seeing you all back.
With our best wishes for your safety and well being in the meantime.
From the team at Regional Wines & Spirits