COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information from Everything Dinosaur
The continuing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in recent weeks has caused concern across our planet. In view of this widespread anxiety and in response to a number of emails and other enquiries received, Everything Dinosaur has issued the following statement.
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and its continuing spread has global implications and affects producers, retailers and importers across a vast spectrum of goods and services, not just from China and other parts of Asia. It is extremely serious for those involved and we would like to convey our thoughts and sympathies to all those people who have been affected by this virus.
Everything Dinosaur Issues a Statement in Regard to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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New Models Coming into Stock at Everything Dinosaur
We are aware that production plans and schedules for a number of new for 2020 prehistoric animals and figures that were due to come into Everything Dinosaur have already been interrupted. Delays in manufacture and subsequent shipping are an inevitable consequence of the current global situation. Our team members remain in constant dialogue with our supply partners, a dialogue that commenced several weeks ago, as part of our forward planning and our objective to mitigate the impact of the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 on our business.
As soon as we have definite information with regards to the expected arrival of new for 2020 models, then we shall share this by publishing such information on our social media platforms. However, at this stage it is still too early to tell what the effects of the virus might be but we remain optimistic that all reasonable measures are in place to minimise disruption.
Existing Stock of Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models
With regards to stock of existing models, Everything Dinosaur has built up a substantial inventory as part of its plans to take all reasonable measures to minimise the consequences of this outbreak. Stock levels were built up towards the end of 2019 and in January 2020 in part, as a precaution against any problems that might have emerged in the global logistics chain. We remain confident that we have enough inventory to support the needs of our customer base. Although, some disruption to postal and other delivery systems may occur, which may result in some delay in receipt of orders. Our team members are doing all they can to maintain our excellent record of swift dispatch and we are liaising with our postal and courier partners to assess what is, understandably, a fluid situation.
We are committed to continuing our award-winning business as usual, the recent Feefo accolade of the “Platinum Trusted Service Award”, the highest award possible from this independent rating company, demonstrates that Everything Dinosaur does all it can to support its customers.
Can I Catch COVID-19 from a Parcel or the Contents of a Parcel?
At Everything Dinosaur, we have received a number of queries concerning whether it is safe to receive a parcel which might contain an item that was originally manufactured in Asia. It is important to point out, that as Everything Dinosaur has built up extensive stocks, the vast majority of items in our inventory were manufactured and moved out of Asia long before the virus outbreak occurred.
The World Health Organisation (WHO), has issued guidance in regard to the receipt of parcels from China, we would suggest that the advice relating to the parcel itself would also apply to the contents of this parcel, in this case a prehistoric animal figure or replica.
The WHO states that it is safe to receive packages, you are not at risk of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus). From previous analysis, coronaviruses do not survive long on objects such as packages, nor do they survive long on other surfaces such as the surfaces of our products.
Yes, It is Safe to Receive Items from China
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We will issue an update if and when the situation substantively changes.