Lockdown 3.0 has been particularly difficult for the majority of people; feeling bored with a lack of motivation over the winter months. Well Spring is finally here, the vaccines are getting rolled out at an unprecedented rate and soon The Stone Zone will be re-opening!
When do we re-open?
Following Government guidelines, the 'Road Map out of Lockdown' states that retail shops will not be permitted to re-open before the 12th April. The Stone Zone will therefore re-open on Monday 12th April (assuming the rules remain the same).
We have stayed open to all essential workers such as builders and members of the trade such as landscapers who have been able to continue working outside. From the 12th April, our three depots will be open to all members of the general public.
What restrictions will there be?
To maintain Government rules on social distancing, which are in place until June, we will ensure the safety of our customers and staff members are out top priority.
Due to the small size of our depots, we are still operating a 'one in' - 'one out' system, where only one household is allowed inside at a time.
Masks must also be worn by our customers and staff members while inside, unless they are exempt, to follow Government guidelines. When customers visit our outdoor display areas, they may remove their mask as long as they are social distancing from others.
All of our depots will have hand sanitiser at the door for customers to use before they enter to help prevent the spread of any bacteria.
The best practices for customers to remember is:
What are our opening times?
Our opening times will change slightly and go back to normal. They will be as follows:
Monday: 7am - 5pm
Tuesday: 7am - 5pm
Wednesday: 7am - 5pm
Thursday: 7am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm (9am - 4pm Dorchester)
We operate three depots across Dorset. Please see the below link for directions to the relevant depot.
Unit 5 Mitchell Road,
Ferndown Industrial Estate,
Unit A, Robert Rose House,
C/o Dobbies Garden Centre,
24 Wareham Road,
How can I order?
Customers have always been able to order online or over the phone for home deliveries, this remains the same, but now customers can choose to collect their order from a depot of their choice.
You're also able to come into the store and order inside at the front desk with one of our friendly advisors. Our depots have all of our products on display with products such as decorative stone and selected paving available to take away the same day.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon!