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Health and Safety

We’re using the fact that it’s #HealthAndSafety Day to remind you that all pre-Christmas covid-19 safety procedures remain in place.

This means that, unless you have a medical exemption, you must wear a mask at all times whilst you are in The Old Dairy.

We will require you to sanitise your hands on arrival and recommend you also sanitise them as you leave.

If you are trying out and instrument we ask that you book a slot with us in advance. This is for a number of reasons: a) so we can have them ready prior to your arrival, b) so we can ensure we don’t have two people wanting to try the same instrument at the same time, and c) to avoid contact transfer from a prior try out. We will additionally require you to wear a coverall for the same latter reason. We request that you let us hand you the instruments you wish to try. We will use gloves to avoid contact transfer.

Please be aware that, due to the size of the showroom, you may be asked to use our try out / teaching room. You may, of course, opt to use that room by choice if you wish.

If you are interested in any of our accessories – strings, pickups, stands, cases, nail kits, or joint care – we will hand them to you wearing gloves. The same applies to our giftware.

Covid Safety

Even though we have reopened, please note that all pre-Christmas covid-safety procedures remain in place.

  • No admittance without a mask unless you have a medical exemption
  • You will be required to use hand sanitiser on arrival
  • If you are trying out an instrument you will be required to wear a coverall to prevent contact transfer
  • We will be wearing gloves when handing instruments to you to prevent contact transfer.
  • Depending on numbers in the Showroom you may be asked to try your instruments in our teaching /try out room. (You can opt to use this room even if the Showroom is clear if you want).
  • All accessories sold will be handled with gloves to prevent contact transfer and placed into reusable/recyclable paper bags.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.


Can you believe it was a year ago #OnThisDay that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared #COVID19 a global pandemic?

The UK went into the first of three lockdowns shortly thereafter; the last of which is only just being eased.

The way we live, work, and shop has changed markedly, and possibly irrevocably, and not necessarily for the better.

Our showroom, as a consequence, has been closed to visitors for the best part of those twelve months so you can be certain that we are looking forward to April 12th when we can open our doors again.