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In the UK not at yet no the highstreet is still mostly on lockdown. What's changed is that many non-essential factory and businesses have been allowed to go back to work in a limited form. Builders are back in force and the supply stores are only open for trade right now (since builders can't build because of a lack of supplies/materials).

I suspect the highstreet should be a latter part of the lockdown awakening. Businesses are "safer" in so much as they are areas where people are required to behave in certain ways, so as long as the boss sets up the right protective measures it should be fairly safe.

The highstreet is another matter as you have to deal with - the public.







Also I'm curious what will happen with the homeless after all this. There was a big drive to get them off the streets earlier in the campaign, but we've not heard much about it since really. Be interesting to see if one of the minor positive outputs from this might be a an increase in homeless support and a reduction in their numbers - though the job market likely being worse for a fairly long while might tip that scale.

   
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 Overread wrote:
In the UK not at yet no the highstreet is still mostly on lockdown. What's changed is that many non-essential factory and businesses have been allowed to go back to work in a limited form. Builders are back in force and the supply stores are only open for trade right now (since builders can't build because of a lack of supplies/materials).

I suspect the highstreet should be a latter part of the lockdown awakening. Businesses are "safer" in so much as they are areas where people are required to behave in certain ways, so as long as the boss sets up the right protective measures it should be fairly safe.

The highstreet is another matter as you have to deal with - the public.



Also I'm curious what will happen with the homeless after all this. There was a big drive to get them off the streets earlier in the campaign, but we've not heard much about it since really. Be interesting to see if one of the minor positive outputs from this might be a an increase in homeless support and a reduction in their numbers - though the job market likely being worse for a fairly long while might tip that scale.


I suspect once the whole affair is over the money to support the homeless will dry up and they'll be right back where they started. it'd be nice to be wrong about that though. I know over where I am we've basicly set up shelters for the homless in the camps, and it's driven crime in that area through the roof. it's funny when the media did the report on increasing crime down town they did it practically right outside my local GW, I sure hope no one robbed them. a store like GW typically doesn't have much of value to a random criminal but that painted warhound titan in the window is priceless to the guy who owns it I'm sure

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UK

a bit off topic but

The (English) government is not going to hand out any more ring-fenced money to carry on putting the homeless up in hotels etc once the £3.2 million they gave runs out, and have told councils they should carry on doing so using their own funds https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-52637283

 
   
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Its a lot off topic guys, can you take it to the Coronavirus thread please.

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Carlovonsexron wrote:
This is a bit of a necro for just a.quesrion, but I read that the UK had a plan for "reopening" as earlier this week.

Anyone know who this might effect GE resuming the release schedule?


Only staff of gw knows anything. As it's unlikely any staff reads your questioe and replies before official announcement you won't get real answer and just speculation.

When gw decides it's time they will announce it publicy via email newsletter and warhammer community

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Right behind you.

As of right now, the only reopened spot that I'm aware of is Warhammer Citadel down in Texas. And they're not even "open" open. They're doing curbside pickups and limited engagement with the public.

It's worth mentioning that GW early on stated they would be following local guidelines for safe reopenings.

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One thing I find strange is that of all the online retailers I regularly use, one of them has received copious amounts of new stock, most have had a pitiful few bits here and there, and some seem to have had none at all. Quite perplexing to me. I hope they get the factory going again relatively soon so that choice of retailers is once again a thing (the one that got the large restock has slashed their usual discount in half, so I won't be using them again until (if) they reinstate their pre-pandemic pricing).
   
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Right behind you.

It might have nothing to do with the factory at all and everything to do with if the online retailers are using a third party distributor(spoiler: if they're an online only retailer? they are) vs a trade account with GW.
   
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That seems likely. One of them has items listed as "Note: Out of Stock at Games Workshop Trade" (mostly they just have "Available on backorder" or something similar, which obviously does little to increase clarity).
   
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Florence, KY

At least paint seems to be available again. A local store posted this on their Facebook page yesterday...

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GW is prioritising independent stockists over their own stores, wherever these are open in limited capacity. My regular GW store is open again, but has since opening not received any resupply from Nottingham, with no word as to when they'll be getting their own restock of primers, paints and hobby supplies.

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Nottingham, England

Brick and mortar stores will be the last thing to be restocked. Head Office has started to recall staff members for work, but they're on a skeleton crew and will be for a long time to come.

I wouldn't expect stable stock levels for the rest of the year.
   
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UK

 BrookM wrote:
GW is prioritising independent stockists over their own stores, wherever these are open in limited capacity.
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This makes sound business sense. GW's own stores have the huge safety net of GW themselves to back them up through the tough times. indie-stores don't have that safety net at all and GW knows their product is going to sell no matter where they send it. Supporting the indie stores is a solid investment in retaining those stores, the hobby they promote in their region and thus those customers. It's win win for both parties.

   
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My local GW store has received its first resupply from Nottingham. No primers, but he did receive paints, brushes and models.

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 BrookM wrote:
My local GW store has received its first resupply from Nottingham. No primers, but he did receive paints, brushes and models.



spray paints are a class of hazerodous material and thus have to ship slower. found that out when I placed my order from GW

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I got an email from Forge World today saying that my replacement piece for a damaged mini would be shipping in the next 14 business days. Crossing my fingers that means FW is opening back up soon!
   
 
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