Important Information For Our Readers

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Dear Reader

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support during these past months, which we know have been difficult ones.

As life begins to return to some normality, we want to reassure you that we’re continuing to do everything we can to keep you safe while still providing the quality poetry and great art that James Proclaims is known for.

You will have seen some updates from the Government recently and I wanted to share our approach with you in light of this latest guidance.


From Friday 24 July, we’re asking you to follow the new government legislation on face coverings while reading our blog.

All readers, apart from children under 11 and those who have reasonable cause, such as a health condition, disability, physical or mental impairment, should wear a face mask, scarf or other covering. Not all exemptions are visible, so please be understanding of other readers.

You will also be pleased to know our writers will be wearing face coverings. These will be worn by all writers who are not exempt when they are in areas where two metre social distancing cannot be achieved or where other measures, such as screens, are not present.



As readers return to their normal reading patterns, we’re seeing queues reducing, and no queues at all on many posts. If you do find yourself queuing, please try reading outside of the peak lunchtime and early evening hours when it’s quieter.



At the beginning of lockdown, when some posts were in high demand and the blog was very busy, we created a dedicated hour at the start of each day for our elderly and vulnerable readers.

We know how much this was appreciated and so – although our posts are now less busy and we have effective safety measures in place – we will continue to keep the first reading hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays reserved for our elderly and vulnerable readers.

We hope these measures reassure you that we take the safety of readers very seriously. Thank you for your patience and support in these challenging times. I look forward to seeing you commenting on one of our posts soon.

Take good care,


J Proclaims
Managing Director
The James Proclaims Partnership

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  25 comments for “Important Information For Our Readers

  1. Scribblans
    July 28, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Ah, I appear to have inadvertently tried to sneak in on the wrong morning for the special elderly hours. I’ll come back tomorrow at the proper allotted time.

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 28, 2020 at 4:57 pm

      Please do. It’s very hard to demonstrate how unenforceable our rules are if nobody breaks them.

      Liked by 3 people

  2. July 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

    No social distancing? I expect everyone to be at least 1.5 metres from their screen when reading my blog.

    Liked by 4 people

    • July 28, 2020 at 4:57 pm

      We trust our readers to use their common sense…

      Liked by 2 people

      • July 28, 2020 at 7:03 pm

        You’re doomed, then 😉

        Liked by 2 people

  3. July 28, 2020 at 10:06 am

    It’s about time we had official words from the management. Love it!

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 28, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      We apologise it was a little late but we wanted to make sure the message was clear and consistent across all of our outlets.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. July 28, 2020 at 10:59 am

    You put the high res into responsibility.
    If everyone followed your lead we’d have a healthier (and wittier) world.

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      One of the two anyway (and it’s not my place to say which)

      Liked by 1 person

  5. July 28, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Brilliant! Had you thought of offering “click-&-collect” to offer viewers another way to limit their exposure? :-/

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      Our team is exploring all options to increase profits, sorry, improve customer experience

      Liked by 3 people

  6. July 28, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    While we appreciate your attempts to keep your readers safe, I think a blindfold might be helpful as well.

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 28, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      All suggestions are, of course, gratefully received madam, but you might feel more comfortable reading in one of the more ‘budget friendly’ blogs where I believe that kind of commenting is considered acceptable.

      Liked by 2 people

      • July 28, 2020 at 5:14 pm

        Ha! Touche.
        I shall take it under advisement.

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  7. July 28, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    I put my mask but couldn’t see the screen any more. Do you provide advice on mask wearing? I think I may be doing it wrong…

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 28, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      We encourage readers to wear the masks in whatever way makes them feel the most comfortable

      Liked by 2 people

  8. July 28, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    I have been queuing at one of your posts for two hours now but can’t get near. Those pesky dogs keep leaping in front of me and doing what comes naturally on the post. I shall try again in the wee small hours. That’s my time of greatest need!

    Liked by 3 people

    • July 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm

      Sir, this is a family friendly blog and I’m afraid that kind of comment is really not appropriate. I’m politely going to have to ask you to leave.

      Liked by 3 people

  9. July 28, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    I am relieved at the safety measures you are taking. It makes me much comfortable while reading your blog. While I wish to do my part in ensuring the safety and well being of the global community it should be obvious to all that I have a mental impairment.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. July 28, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Managing Director of the James Proclaims partnership? Does Mrs. Proclaims know about this? Or Little Proclaims, for that matter? Or do they have different titles at the lofty Proclaims Towers?

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 28, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      Mrs Proclaims is CEO of the parent company and Little Proclaims would appear to be the boss of everything.

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 28, 2020 at 7:52 pm

        Ah, I understand perfectly.

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  11. July 28, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Absolutely brilliant. i wish I’d thought of it. cheers

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 29, 2020 at 5:30 am

      That is the highest of compliments so thanks

      Liked by 1 person

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