Covid-19 Strategy

February 2022

Things are looking much better and as we progress into 2022. The team at Outside In are fully functioning and getting back to normal.  Long may it continue.

January 2021

Now that we are in the third lockdown, we're very fortunate to still be able to work as we're outdoors, work in very small teams and can implement safe, responsible practices on site. To be safe, we're aiming to avoid physical site visits where at all possible to minimise unnecessary travel however modern technology is such a wonderful tool that we're fully able to view gardens through facetime, zoom, teams etc so please don't hesitate to contact us to arrange a virtual site visit. 

Monday 1st June 2020

As phase one of exit from lockdown in Scotland has commenced, we've restarted our Garden Room builds. We have a policy in place to cover social distancing rules, have armed the team with sanitisers, masks, gloves and access to hot water and soap on site among many other rules. As we have such a small team on site and are outside in our clients gardens, we're able to safely operate our business in a controlled manner. 

We're conducting site visits with a view to providing quotes for garden room builds so please, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your project, we'd love to chat! 

March 29th 2020

Following on from the lockdown announcement, we've created this handy tour of one of our Garden Rooms to tell you more about them and how they're built. We're very much open for business from a quotes point of view as we can easily conduct virtual site tours via FaceTime or Zoom or receive pics to offer guidance on location etc so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

March 23rd 2020

Sadly in light of the Governments announcement we've taken the decision to cease all building works on site and in the workshop. This is purely a temporary measure and we will be back as soon as the shutdown is over. We have a number of fabulous builds in the pipeline and some exciting new products ready for launch so rest assured we'll be back fighting fit the second we're allowed! 

Stay safe and please, don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like more detail on our Rooms or would like a quote (obviously site visits aren't possible right now but we absolutely can quote in preparation for lift off!!).

Thanks so much


17th March 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic escalating I felt now would be a good time to update you on how we are handling the situation here at Outside in Garden Rooms. 

Please be assured that I am closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation around the clock and although our current plans are very much to operate as normal, we will follow all Government advice and guidelines, as well as take every precaution necessary as we combat this global epidemic. 

In-line with Government advice and recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) we are practicing all recommended measures to help ensure we stay safe in the workplace, and on site in our clients gardens. We are following Health Protection Scotland’s COVID-19 Guidance to non-healthcare settings via the document linked to here

Our installations are conducted entirely in our clients back gardens, outdoors. Our Team are aiming, where possible to respect a 1m distance from each other. We now bring a Portaloo to every install to avoid the need for entering our clients homes and all staff are practicing vigilant hand washing practices and use of sanitisers. 

We will continue to regularly assess this developing situation and follow directives from the Scottish Government & Public Health authorities. As it stands our supply chain hasn’t been greatly affected as we are a small fish in a large pond but we do source some materials, via our suppliers from mainland Europe and beyond so will be monitoring this very closely. 

For now, it is very much business as usual, so please rest assured that every precaution is being taken as we adhere to the above, and do our utmost to help keep our staff, our families and our customers safe.

Thank you so much for your continued support and here's to a sizeable party (Garden Party obviously!) when this is all over! 

Mel Russell. 

P.S. Yes I've washed my hands 17 times today so it's a Happy Happy Birthday for someone!! 

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