Update 16 April:
In anticipation of a reduction in COVID-19 alert level, I will allow payments again very soon so that orders may be placed to be shipped as soon as that is possible. I’m awaiting the government advice re level 3 that is expected today before I make a final decision about how I proceed.
Update 25 March:
My courier has now informed me that they are unable to transport any non-essential goods, so for as long as New Zealand remains at Alert Level 4 (estimated to be 4 weeks at this time) I will be unable to process orders. I have disabled the payment options on my website. You can browse and add to cart or wish lists, but you will not be able to checkout till lockdown is over.
March 24th 2020:
Please note that while New Zealand battles COVID-19, visits of any kind to Vintage Purls are NOT possible.
Under alert level 4 it also isn’t possible to order for local pickup – It’s important that we limit entry to our property so as to limit everyone’s exposure to contamination.
Delivery options within New Zealand will remain so long my couriers are willing to carry non-essential goods. Please be mindful that delays may occur in delivery during this period.
International orders are not possible at this time.
Rural and PO Box delivery may well be more difficult for me to achieve than urban addresses.
This is a time of great uncertainty and what is and isn’t possible will change regularly. I am a non-essential business, it is a privilege for me to keep operating in this environment and only possible because I work from home and can maintain strict self-isolation.