During these unprecedented times I thought we should take a few moments to let you know what we are doing during this time.
1st Direct Cars are finding trading extremely challenging at this time, as are the majority of businesses, both big and small. We will survive and hopefully we can use the old phrase “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger “
How are 1st Direct keeping you safe.
Before and after every trip, no matter how small we are disinfecting the vehicles using Detol, this includes the exterior door handles. If we are on a longer trip with you, known as a wait and return, we also disinfect the vehicle whilst waiting. Whilst nobody can guarantee 100% safety, we will go the extra mile to keep you and our drivers safe.
Are you operating normally now?
We are operating a normal service at the moment, however we are also covering work for those who need extra help, and we are members of the Good Sam, NHS volunteers and the Hungerford Volunteers Group, so at the moment we need to to prioritise these jobs.
Our current trading hours are as follows :-
- Monday to Thursday 8am to 10pm
- Friday & Saturday 8am to Midnight
- Sunday & Bank Holidays 9am to 9pm
- Outside of these times we do accept pre-bookings
During this period we have also introduced an offer. Anywhere in Town of £3.
This offer runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and it means you can get anywhere in Hungerford for just £3 per single journey. It also includes us going and doing your shopping for you if you are unable to go yourself. The only things that we will not shop for is alcohol and tobacco products.
So, what will happen after this is over?
Unfortunately, my crystal ball is still faulty, but we are aware that we will need to, certainly in the short time, change the way we work.
We believe that even after air travel returns that it’ll never be the same as before the virus. We foresee a lot less business travel, and a lot more people using video conferencing, however we see less people using public transport and buses and trains will remain quieter, hopefully this is an area that we can infill.
Whatever the future holds we will do our best to adapt. In the short time please for all of our sakes please follow the government advice.