The Launderette is open

NO SERVICE WASH PROVISION THIS YEAR (2020)

 

Due to the consequences of Covid restrictions, SERVICE WASHES have ceased and will not be offered for the remainder of this year.   The launderette continues to be open to the general public on a self-service basis.

 

Reasons for this include:

  1. Staff shortages - we have no seasonal staff and not all of our regular staff are willing to do Service Washes in the current climate (understandable and entirely their prerogative) and the launderette is not used enough or large enough to justify employing someone solely to do laundry. We are unable to complete and return laundry within our usual 7-day promise.

  2. We have to close off the launderette to allow us access to all machines without interruption. This restricts access for members of the public who would otherwise be able to do a full wash and dry within half an hour.

  3. To remove the risk of cross contamination, we can only do one service wash at a time and this can take up to 3 hours because staff are also working in the shop.

  4. More than once, dissolvable bags have been delivered to us ripped.  This is easily done as they are very flimsy, however this defeats the purpose of the bags and puts our staff at risk. 

  5. We don't have the space. Under 'normal' circumstances, both washed and unwashed laundry is tagged and kept in the porch. We can't do this with Covid-restrictions, as washed laundry cannot be stored near unwashed laundry.

  6. Currently, customers are required to provide laundry bags for clean laundry to be returned, however this has been causing confusion for staff who have found it difficult to tell whose bags are whose, particularly given that we have had up to 20 dissolvable bags in the one area for perhaps 3 or 4 customers. 

  7. Economics: it is taking longer and therefore costing more to do each wash effectively and efficiently.

  8. Individuals would be able to do their own wash at the launderette, which is open 24 hours per day, more efficiently, effectively and economically than we could under current conditions.  

WE APOLOGISE UNRESERVEDLY TO THOSE WHO ARE INCONVENIENCED BY THIS DECISION:

WE WILL BEGIN AFRESH NEXT YEAR

PLEASE NOTE THAT  YOU USE THE LAUNDERETTE AT YOUR OWN RISK

 

Pier Laundry Ltd., Gott Pier, Isle of Tiree PA77 6TN  Registered company no. SC573628

01879220440

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