Last updated July 29th.
As of July 31, 2020, Nova Scotia is strongly encouraging the wearing of masks while shopping at indoor retail stores (with some exceptions). If you do not have a mask on when you enter, we will offer to sell you a disposable mask for $1. We are not mandating the wearing of masks at Water'n'Wine at this time.
Online shoppers: Canada Post has warned us to expect longer-than-average shipping times due to increased shipping volume.
Given the fast-moving developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to communicate to you, our valued client, the actions we are taking at Water'n'Wine to minimize everyone's risk.
Actions we are taking
We have limited our hours to 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.
We are enforcing 2 meters of separation between everyone in our store unless both people are wearing a mask.
Hand sanitizer is available to our shoppers.
We have installed plastic shielding on our bottling stations and check-outs.
The safety of our staff and their loved ones is our top priority. We have encouraged our team to be vigilant about taking common-sense safety precautions including very regular hand-washing and avoiding face-touching.
Our standard winemaking protocols already include the regular bleaching of commonly-used surfaces. We are extending that protocol to the retail side of our operations, with frequent sanitizing of surfaces like keyboards, payment terminals, and retail counters.
If you have wine in our facility
We are bottling wine as per usual and disinfecting the equipment that our clients touch in-between each bottling appointment. We encourage our clients to follow COVID-19 directives laid out by the Province.
If anything changes for us with respect to our operations, such as adjusted hours or limited service, we will inform you by email.
Home winemakers: you probably already have chlorine detergent (the pink powder) at home that you use as part of your brewing. That detergent is a suitable disinfectant for hard surfaces in your home. Dilute as directed on the label and spray liberally on a clean paper towel as a substitute for disinfecting wipes.
Our doors are still open. We are proud to say that we are still operating safely and offering a pleasant experience for our clients.
This is a very difficult time for all businesses, particularly small ones. We're doing our best to serve you in a responsible way. We're all in this together!