Please rest assured that safety is our number one priority.
We want to let you know the ways in which we are purrtecting your safety during your visit to see our gorgeous rescue kitties.
Hair’s a couple of things to note…”
We are taking payments by card and ask visitors to use contactless where pawsible. We’ll bring your bill and the card machine to your table at the end of your visit.
We ask all non-felines to wear face coverings when entering and roaming the cafe, unless you are exempt from the Government regulations to do so. Feel furree to take them off while at your table so you can enjoy your yummy snacks and drinks.
To make it safer for efurypawdy, we have halved the number of tables available for use in the cafe. This means that we will be opurrating at a loss during this time and we are furry grateful for the kind donations from visitors that enable us to stay afloat. Thank you so much fur helping.
Purrlease purrtect yourself and others by giving at least a metre of space when pawsing in the cafe and wait fur others to exit narrower corridors and the staircase befur entering.
NICE AND CLEAN
We have increased our already sparkly hygeine purrcedures to minimise the risk of coronavirus. This includes PPE, extra disinfecting of surfaces and touch points, frequent sanitisation and hand-washing.
All team members and visitors are asked not to attend if they experience any symptoms or have been around anyone with symptoms, and to notify us if they have any symptoms within 2-weeks of having attended the cafe. We have contact details for all bookings so we can infurm you of any possible contact with coronavirus.
WILL THE CATS CARRY IT?
Gail Golab, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s chief veterinary officer says: ‘We’re not overly concerned about people contracting Covid-19 through contact with dogs and cats.’ While the NHS recommends that you wash your hands after touching animals, Golab also pointed out that ‘the virus survives best on smooth surfaces, such as countertops and doorknobs,’ adding: ‘Porous materials, such as pet fur, tend to absorb and trap pathogens, making it harder to contract them through touch.’
REDUCED OPURRNING HOURS
To ease our kitties back into socialising, we’re starting slowly:
- Visit us Wednesdays to Sundays by booking online
- Our kitchen is serving the full food menu Thursdays to Saturdays, and a small selection of cakes and snacks on Wednesdays and Sundays while we recruit additional staff. We therefur suggest voucher holders visit Thursdays to Saturdays.
CARING FUR OUR KITTIES
We continue to purrvide round-the-clock care for our kitties and they are attended to 24-7 by a person on-site, even when we are closed to visitors. Thanks to the kind volunteers who make this possible, we love you!
This really is a time for caring for others, and it’s lovely to see so much kindness around. If there are any ways that we can help you, please let us know. We have already seen a lot of kindness among our volunteers offering each other help, what a lovely bunch!
This is a difficult time for small businesses, particularly for cafes, and it has reminded us how important it is that we protect our kitties’ home. We are determined to stay afloat during the turbulence so we can continue to provide their loving home after it is over.
There are some ways in which you can support us to ensure we weather the storm. If you would like to help, here are a couple:
Show your Supawt
Purchasing products from our online shop such as vouchers for future use (great as gifts), t-shirts, sponsor a cat to cover the cost of their care or simply donate. This will help us to keep the heating on and cover costs while we opurrate at reduced capacity and hours due to coronavirus.
Avoid a Cat-astrophe!
Help us keep our cats fed… Suppliers have limited the number of products anyone can buy, including cat food and litter. This is a concern for any cat owner, but a litter’l bit more of an issue when you have 12 lovely fluffies to care for. If you don’t tend for quite so many cats as us and fancy helping us ensure the Pause felines stay stocked, then please add a couple of bags of litter to your next shop to drop down to us. We have staff onsite at all times caring for the cats, but you can do a contacless drop to the doorstep and ring the doorbell, or have things delivered direct. We have a wishlist on Amazon, which is great for getting things delivered direct. We use ultra-clumping or clumping cat litter and most of the kitties eat fish flavours of Whiskas, except for Clifford and Michelle who are sensitive to grains and Aunty Anne who is on a renal diet. We really apurreciate your help!
With meows, love and kitty cuddles,
from the kitties and the team at Pause x