What COVID-19 means for Yarra Valley and Ranges Country Life magazine
The last months have seen rapid changes that have been impossible to predict or to prepare for. Yarra Valley and Ranges magazine has been thriving for over 10 years now and we think it’s looking better than ever. Feedback from our readers, subscribers, contributors and advertising partners has been consistently positive and encouraging and we were on track to produce a fabulous winter edition.
When the extent of the impact of coronavirus first started to hit home, our team genuinely believed that we could remain steadfast and continue to inform, entertain and inspire our loyal followers through the storm. Several weeks later we find ourselves being forced to make a very difficult decision to halt production during a time when many of our business partners have been similarly been forced to close their doors as part of the strategy to contain the spread of this virus.
The decision has been heart-breaking because this affects not only our staff, but all our wonderful contributors, our business partners (both advertising partners and our much loved printer). We want to reassure you that our intention is to hibernate for one issue only, and to be back in our full glory in September with our spring issue. All subscriptions and partner advertising packs will be honoured for the full length of their contracts. As the situation changes, we will of course keep you updated.
We plan to continue bring you snippets of beauty, elegance, substance, integrity and abundance through our social media. If a miracle occurs (gotta keep hoping) in the next month, then we will do everything in our power to produce the June issue but at this stage it is looking unlikely that we will be in a position to be able to go ahead.
Please feel free to call Pip on 0434 942663 if you have any questions at all.
Meanwhile, we send our love to each and every one of you and hope that you and your loved ones stay safe during this time of uncertainty. There is no doubt that this will be a challenging time for us all. Support local businesses, keep your minds and bodies active and healthy – and stay strong. We thank you for your understanding and patience.
Pip, Elly and all at Yarra Valley and Ranges magazine