Updated 20th October 2020

Firebreak Lockdown Wales

On 19th October the Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, announced a time limited firebreak lockdown covering the whole of Wales from 6pm on Friday 23rd October to the morning of Monday 9th November.

All non-essential retail and all hospitality businesses have to close during this period and no indoor or outdoor gatherings of people who do not live in the same household will be allowed.

Following this announcement, Salop Leisure in Machynlleth will close to the public from 5pm on 23rd October and reopen on Monday 9th November.

Our Salop Leisure dealerships in Shrewsbury and Stourport remain fully operational and open as usual.

Should you need to contact us with any questions related to our Machynlleth branch, please call our head office in Shrewsbury.



Updated 29th September 2020

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Love Coffee

We are pleased to be able to now offer indoor and outdoor seating at Love Coffee, we have out the following procedures in place to ensure the safety of our staff and customers:
We will be following the strict government Covid 19 hospitality guidance.

  • We ask all our visitors to follow the signage that will always be clearly on display and to adhere to all measures and keep 1m+ apart.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to the coffee shop we ask all customers to use this on entry and exit.
  • Always continue to wear a face covering until seated

The following procedure is in place for ordering:

  • NHS Track and Trace app Check in using the QR code at entrance.
  • Select a table
  • Take note of your table number
  • 1 person from your table to order at the till – details will be taken during ordering for NHS track, trace and protect requirements
  • Return immediately to your table and we will bring your order to you
  • Card payments only

Opening times:

Monday to Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Accessory Shop

We will be following the strict government Covid 19 retail guidance. We ask all of our visitors to follow the signage that will be on display and adhere to all measures and keep 1m+ apart at all times. A one way system will be in place to reduce the risk of customer cross over, please ensure that you follow the markers on the floor.
Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to the accessory shop we ask all customers to use this on entry and exit.


Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July. Whilst visiting our accessory shop and retail space please follow this mandatory ruling from the government and wear a face mask. In addition to screens our staff will now be wearing face coverings in all enclosed customer areas.

Salop Leisure & Covid-19

We all recognise that until a vaccine is developed there will be a requirement for continued measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Social distancing measures will be in place at all Salop Leisure dealerships along with contact reducing measures, for protection of you & our employees. As a socially responsible organisation and a passionate flag bearer for the caravan industry changes to the customer experience when purchasing a caravan or motorhome are needed until a vaccine has been developed and available to everyone.

With this in mind, and most importantly with the health and wellbeing of our customers and staff paramount, below is our policy and detail of our virus specific risk assessment and the measures to be taken.

Objectives of Covid-19 Policy & Risk Assessment

Ensure a safe environment for employees, customers and other visitors to the premises

Provide reassurance to employees and customers that appropriate steps have been taken to maintain a clean and safe environment

Demonstrate to all stakeholders that Salop Leisure is prepared for any easement/adaptation of existing coronavirus safety measures

As required by Government guidance, we will undertake a full risk assessment to put in measures and safeguards appropriate for our premises.

Scope of Considerations

We will continue to determine who should return to work and when in light of ongoing and changing government guidance, as well as existing legal health & safety obligations to ensure necessary support for any individuals with special circumstances, i.e. employees who classify as ‘high risk’. NB working from home if at all possible remains Government’s advice.

We will ensure clear messaging for staff and customers – online and on arrival – communication is essential – see below.

We have clearly set out the experience customers will have on site and what needs there are for staff, including training.

Protocols for all deliveries to site, by 3rd party or other have been considered.

We have a clear policy and process to deal with staff or customers displaying symptoms on site and clear policies on shielding of vulnerable staff or, in the event, customers. There are also needs for appropriate protocols for suppliers – inbound and outbound deliveries in accordance with Government guidelines

There must be clear communication to customers, employees and other visitors to site. This will need to be done in advance of any return to work or visit to the premises.

Colleagues will be briefed ahead of re-opening or returning to work on new procedures – online and through other communication as appropriate and appropriate training provided to colleagues before reopening and also in the event of guidance changing/evolving. Communication should be given to customers ahead of their visit on what to expect – eg online, and in any marketing materials, on arrival along with signage and posters in place to remind customers to observe social distancing measures, markers in place, as necessary, to direct customers on where to go and 2m distancing etc along with posters in appropriate areas providing guidance on use of sanitisers, hygiene and all facilities etc.

Measures for Considerations

Social Distancing
i. Provide clear guidance to customers and staff - signs, markers, posters – regarding the need to maintain 2m social distancing, wherever possible, in line with government guidance
ii. Introduce one-way systems for entrance and exits, i.e. door and corridor markers
iii. Consider staff transport issues especially if car sharing or using public transport
iv. Implement process to manage “walk ins” to ensure social distancing
v. Avoid any bottlenecks either on arrival or on premises.
vi. Provide guidance on greetings – zero contact i.e. no handshakes, elbow bumping etc.
vii. Maintain social distancing throughout premises (i.e. showrooms, technical sites, office spaces, waiting areas, toilets etc.). Where this is not possible, consider what additional steps are required
viii. Careful management of sales staff with customers – request customers only attend in small groups (e.g. no more than two persons, wherever possible)
ix. Minimise off-site journeys for all staff and limits to on-site access
x. Test Drives - No accompanied test drives – trade plate usage permitted
xi. Workshop distancing – consider flexible hours, a drop box for caravan/motorhome keys, restrictions of access
xii. Office and other area – consider layout, avoid face to face configuration, no desk sharing, avoid touching/ sharing the same objects or equipment where possible
xiii. Toilets and other communal areas – clear guidance on social distancing measures, remove newspapers, magazines, vending machines etc.
xiv. Cessation of other complimentary services e.g. removal of children’s play areas

Sanitisation and Hygiene
i. Clear guidance for employees and customers on hygiene for people, property and caravans
ii. Regular sanitisation of all facilities, surfaces etc. including, but not limited to: smart phones, desk phones, printers, payment devices, computers, door handles, intercoms etc.
iii. Ensure sanitising hand gel is available at entry points, desks, service areas, waiting area, toilets
iv. Recommended - liquid soaps (not solid soaps), disposable paper towels instead of hand dryers
v. No provision of refreshments to customers until wider lockdown measures released (e.g. coffee shops open); then single use items only
vi. Regular cleaning / disinfecting of tooling pre and post use, keys, pens etc.
vii. Regular cleaning / disinfecting of caravans - clean the contact surfaces in the unit interior after each inspection or use disposable protective covering to all contact points.
viii. Showroom and display units to be locked and protocols introduced for moving and viewing
ix. Ventilation of premises and caravans – maximise ventilation of the premises, wherever possible. Ventilate caravans after each viewing and before any delivery / handover

Use of Protective Personal Equipment (PPE)
i. Consider what, if any, appropriate PPE and materials is to be made available to customers on arrival
ii. Drivers to be provided with, and advised of appropriate use of, equipment and sanitisation products when undertaking a delivery
iii. Provision of appropriate PPE to staff if social distancing and other measures cannot be maintained.
iv. Consider utilisation of clear glass/Perspex screens between customers and employees, or between employees, if appropriate (NB if social distancing measures cannot be maintained)
v. Consider temperature checks for employees prior to the start of work
vi. Disposable covers in workshops to be considered

Digital and other additional mechanisms
i. Maximise online presence – clearly communicate the consumer experience being offered
ii. Strongly advise the use of appointments for sales and aftersales (NB flexibility for emergencies)
iii. Removal of all physical material – e.g. brochures, magazines, newspapers
iv. Utilisation of live (e.g. pre-visit video calls) and recorded video technology for brochures, caravan demonstrations and handover guidance
v. Online Sales – customer collections (so called ‘click and collect’).
vi. Collection and delivery service (from / to a customer’s address) for Aftersales and sales if appropriate (local discretion)
vii. Part Exchange – use digital technology and follow all social distance, sanitisation and PPE guidance as appropriate
viii. Use electronic payments only (e.g. credit card, bank transfers)
ix. Use of digital signatures and paperwork if possible but if unavoidable, avoid sharing pens or hard copy documents
x. Clear protocol for inbound and outbound goods (drivers to stay in vehicles, limit interactions)
xi. Assess workforce rotas and shift operation (pairing system if appropriate) to limit interaction.
xii. Encourage online “virtual” meetings rather than face to face
xiii. Be mindful of the differing needs of your workforce and consider any measures that may need to be put in place to support certain individuals to help prevent accidental discrimination, i.e. reasonable and necessary adjustments for disabled workers