The coronavirus outbreak is having a huge impact on all walks of life, with the focus on stopping the spread being everyone’s number one priority, a move back towards single-use cups is considered the safest and most hygienic option to consuming drinks.
The government have suggested working from home wherever possible, although in many industries this is easier said than done. If it is essential to travel to the workplace, Acas recommend avoiding busy commute times as a way of limiting your chances of catching the virus. If it is essential to be in the workplace, we suggest adopting single-use products such as cups and cutlery while coronavirus is spreading throughout the UK and the world.
CDC state COVID-19 is spread mainly from person-to-person and contact with contaminated surfaces and objects. Therefore, the fact that single-use cups are served straight out of the pack means there is very limited time for bacteria and germs to be passed onto the cup before consumption. The cup is then disposed of immediately, meaning the germs the consumer has passed onto it will not be passed onto anyone else.
With reusables, there is no guarantee that germs from the previous consumption have been effectively cleaned. Therefore, the risk of spreading germs is much greater.
Starbucks have recognised this and have put use of reusable cups on hold for the time being due to the risk of reusables spreading germs. Instead, they are serving all drinks in disposable, single-use paper cups, while still applying the 25p discount if customers bring a reusable along with them.
What with the current situation whereby COVID-19 is a highly contaminable disease, single-use cups are the most hygienic and effective option to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible. Check out our range of disposable hot and cold cups.
Here at Thirstybox we are keen to keep you informed of our plans and response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
We have a strong plan in place which enables us to support our customers while retaining the highest level of customer service. We are currently set up to be able to respond to customers quickly, given they email firstname.lastname@example.org, rather than calling the helpline. Whatever the next few weeks bring; we’ll be here committed to responding as soon as possible and supporting our customers.
We are regularly reviewing all business operations and ensuring robust contingency measures are in place to avoid interruption to our service. This include evaluating the potential risk and impact to our staff.
We have recently implemented further measures to ensure the health and safety of our team, including supporting remote work for staff, limiting non-essential travel, reducing company events and gatherings, while improving health and hygiene within our facilities.
We at Thirstybox are also constantly monitoring advice from Public Health England, the NHS and the UK government and will act accordingly.
As the coronavirus situation evolves over the coming period, we are keeping updated, regularly reviewing our working practices and will immediately provide a further update should there be any significant change to operations here. However, at this stage, other than limited access to helpline phones, we do not expect interruption of service. We are confident that we will be able to deliver our services without disruption or reduced support capability if contacted by email.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at email@example.com and one of the team will be able to help.
Changes to delivery dates over the Christmas period.
For all our delivery options over the Christmas period, please check the guide below which includes final order dates and expected delivery dates.
Changes to our Next Day Deliveries Over Christmas.
Orders received by 2.30pm on Friday 20th December will be delivered on Monday 23rd December.
Orders received after 2.30pm on Friday 20th December will be delivered on Friday 3rd January.
Thirstybox is closed, 24th December to 2nd January.
Orders sent to Thirstybox by 2.30pm on Thursday 2nd January 2020 will be delivered on Friday 3rd January.
Whilst we work hard to deliver on estimate, delivery dates are estimates and are not guaranteed. In previous years winter weather conditions have caused unexpected delays in some areas across the holiday season. We value the importance of customer service and we will endeavour to communicate potential delays where possible.
Any questions on how this may effect you, please contact us: https://thirstybox.co.uk/contact
On behalf of Thirstybox, we wish you all the best over the holiday season, a Happy New Year and look forward to resuming business with you when we reopen on the 2nd January 2020.