2020 has come and gone, and we have dived into 2021 with a renewed sense of hope and optimism that the next 12 months will be better than the last.
Following the implementation of a third National Lockdown last week, it would be easy to write this year off as a repeat of the challenges of 2020, but whilst the past months have been difficult for us all, we believe that kindness, compassion and community is the best way to overcome whatever difficulties continue to be thrown at us.
Throughout the coming months, we will continue to provide our wonderful customers with delicious, high-quality food and compassionate customer service, so that hopefully, by this time next year, we can celebrate the new year together.
A big "Thank you"
We were fortunate to be very busy with customer orders over the festive period, which we cannot thank everyone enough for.
We appreciate you for your patience during this busy period, and hope that the meals you ordered from us put a smile on your faces!
The MTM Good Food Takeaway Awards
Another bit of good news for us is that we were recently nominated for the ‘Good Food Takeaway Award’ at the MTM Awards, and we were thrilled to find out that we were chosen as one of 3 finalists!
The awards were a little different this year as the event took place virtually due to the pandemic and resulting lockdown, though it was still a wonderful evening where we got to connect with so many thriving communities who were being recognised for their amazing achievements in 2020.
We feel so lucky that we were one of those being recognised with a nomination, and even more thrilled to be chosen as finalists for the main awards evening.
Roll on March!
Staying positive during Lockdown
At Saffron, we are not only in the business of providing a great quality food service, but we are passionate about delivering high standards of customer service as a way to create strong, lasting bonds with all of our customers – both new and existing.
As people are once again confined to their homes for the good of the country and our wonderful NHS, we believe it is now more important than ever to stay connected, inspired, and to help each other through these times of strife, even if we are physically apart from each other.
Here are 5 things that we think are very important to remember during lockdown:
· Routine – For many people with much more free time and less structure to their days, it’s easy to fall into habits that can have a detrimental effect on our mental health. Try to stick to regular sleeping and eating times, in particular, to give yourself some semblance of routine throughout the day.
· Exercise – Government guidelines state that exercise outdoors is permitted once per day and it’s beneficial to not only our physical health, but our mental health as well, to take advantage of that. Even a short, 30-minute walk to get a bit of fresh air can have great positive effects on your mood, and lets you get out of the house.
· Connect – We are fortunate to live in an age where it is easy to stay connected with friends and family via technology. Reach out to people who might also be alone via phone or video call, as you are not only helping yourself, but them as well. Many apps also offer group calls, so you can get a whole group of people together.
· Support – Right now, restaurants, bars and shops are struggling to stay afloat – many without any support. If they continue to offer home delivery or takeaway services, why not treat yourself now and again to support your local community. We will miss them when they are gone if we don’t!
· Relax – Most importantly, allow yourself to have a break. We are living through perhaps the most challenging and difficult period of our lifetimes at the moment, so it’s important to prioritise relaxation and give yourself a break. Don’t put yourself under too much pressure – everyone needs a bit of ‘me’ time.
If you are currently feeling overwhelmed, make sure you reach out to somebody to talk about how you’re feeling. This could be a loved one, your GP, or a mental health organisation. The following charities can offer support:
Young Minds – Support for younger people: https://youngminds.org.uk/
Age UK – Support for older people: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/
Most importantly – stay safe, be kind, and support other people so that we can come out of this stronger than before.
Ordering during Lockdown
At Saffron, we continue to observe government guidelines, and as a result we are currently unable to accept collection orders until further notice. Delivery service continues as usual, however we are taking extra precautions to ensure all our staff are well and practicing good hygiene, and that our premises are sanitised and clean.
We kindly ask for your patience and cooperation whilst we try to accommodate our customers as best as possible, and thank you for your continued support.
Ways to order
There are numerous ways you can order from us, making it both easier and safer for customers and staff. You can order:
On our website: Visit www.saffronsalisbury.co.uk
On our app: Download our free app on Google Play and App Store
On Just Eat: Visit www.just-eat.co.uk and then search for ‘Saffron Indian Takeaway’
By phone: Orders and payments can be taken over the phone by calling 01722 238411 / 237334
If you have not received an email accepting your order, then feel free to call us with your order number, name on the order, payment method and amount, and we can track it for you!
Want to collaborate with us?
If you wish to collaborate with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Stay safe everyone!