We are now another 3 months along since I last updated this. So, I think it deserves a re-visit.
Over the past 12 weeks, I’ve had the horrible chat with many brides & grooms about rescheduling their wedding for 2021. I still have a few weddings booked in for the tail end of this year and I’ve got absolutely everything crossed these can still go ahead as planned.
The majority of the bookings I’m now taking are all for 2021, meaning my calendar for next year is getting very busy. If you do still have a date booked for this year, it is definitely worth having a backup date for next year too. I can pencil this in for you no problem.
We are starting to see the lockdown in Wales slowly get lifted, although we are by no means ‘out of the woods’ just yet. We still have no date on when Pubs, Clubs & Restaurants will be given the green light to re-open, let alone when social distancing will be eased.
Unfortunately I’m still not able to give any concrete assurances for any 2020 dates, but please do contact me if you have any questions. My 2021 & 2022 diary is very much open and I’m currently taking bookings.
UPDATE 16/03/2010 – 8pm:
With the extremely vague government guidelines, advising against visiting pubs, restaurants & theatres and unnecessary travel. With no definitive decision being made to close venues, much like what’s happening in Italy at the moment, there is a lot of uncertainty.
I am getting messages on a daily basis now, from people saying the venue has cancelled / postponed their date. I would like to just confirm that if you are forced to move dates, you can re-schedule with me without any extra cost. Your deposit will be moved to the different date.
If I’m unavailable on your new date I will refund any balance payment to you and will try my hardest to find a suitable replacement DJ from my network of DJ friends.
We are all in the same boat here, we need to stick together and find a way to make it work.
So, to clarify, if you haven’t been forced to cancel or move dates, I will still be DJing for your function (unless you hear differently from me).
I will keep this page updated.
Please note, the below was published on 11th March 2020, before the lockdown was announced. Some information may now be incorrect.
So, you would have heard about the little known virus that’s currently sweeping across the world Coronavirus, or Covid-19 if you’re wanting to get technical.
It’s a nasty little bug which has the ability to strike you off for several weeks should you be unfortunate enough to catch it.
At the time of writing 590 cases have been confirmed in the UK with 10 deaths.
With so much media coverage and panic surrounding it, I thought it would be best if I just wrote a small blog, explaining what precautions I’m taking for myself & guests at functions.
As a Mobile DJ, I sort of get used to the occasional spit in the face from a drunken uncle or aunt, as they lean over my DJ Booth asking for Status Quo… not pleasant, but it happens and I deal with it. With the amount of sweaty confined spaces I find myself in on a weekly basis, I suppose I’m quite susceptible to picking this virus up, so I’m just wanting to re-assure you what procedures I have in place.
What happens to my booking, if me or one of my guests contracts Coronavirus?
Well, this comes in 2 parts really.
If you catch the virus yourself, things are quite clear, in the most brutal way I can put this… It really wouldn’t be wise to get all of your family & friends together in the same room as you. You need to follow NHS recommendations here – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
Also – as much as I really want to DJ for your function, I really don’t want to be sneezed on and given the lurgy.
If a guest has caught the virus, politely ask them to stay away. Again, brutal, but necessary.
Generally, common sense just needs to be used.
Currently, the UK does not have any restriction for gatherings such as Weddings or functions. However, you will have seen that Italy has been put on complete lock down – meaning no gatherings are allowed, until lifted.
What happens to my booking if the DJ (Dan) contracts Coronavirus.
I’m taking several precautions as I really, really, really don’t fancy catching this.
But, should the worst happen and I do catch it, you’ll be pleased to know I have several back up plans. Firstly, I will let you know as soon as I can, then will do everything possible to arrange a DJ of the same level of experience to take over this booking for me (any extra expense will be covered by myself). I am part of a large network of DJ’s in North Wales who all offer help to other DJs if needed.
If I’m unable to find cover, due to other DJs being booked or also ill, it is predicted that over 80% of the population will eventually catch the Coronavirus, then I will refund any cost you have paid in full and provide any help I possibly can.
I need to cancel my booking
You will enter into contracts with most of your suppliers, which will outline cancellation options. You should find yours in your Booking Portal or Booking Form. This will explain terms that you agreed to upon booking in regards to cancelling your function.
You should have some sort of insurance in place – if not, I’d do it now. Apparently, a lot of insurance companies are agreeing to cover Coronavirus cases and cancellations. Don’t hold me to that though, I’m not a solicitor so you will need to do your own research.
There are obviously so many different situations you could find yourself in. However if your Uncle John has just arrived back from France and he has the sniffles and you really don’t want to pass it around to your guests, most suppliers will still ask for the amount to be paid as described in the cancellation policy.
That’s all for now…
Hopefully that has cleared some things up – some of the above sounds scary, but let’s hope it doesn’t come to any of it.
In the meantime, if you want a chat, feel free to contact me!