This week Government announced their route map for easing the lockdown, including new guidelines for businesses.
- Current advice on home moves remains the same, that buyers and renters should, where possible, delay moving to a new house while measures are in place to fight COVID-19.
Latest guidance (11 May 2020)
- ‘Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy’, says that non-essential retail, the sector which agents are currently included in, should be able to open in a phased manner from 1 June 2020, as long as these businesses are able to follow the new COVID-19 Secure guidelines.
- ‘Working safely during coronavirus. Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic’ comprises eight guides to cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses will need to use more than one of these guides. We expect that most agents will need to use the ‘Offices and Contact centres’ guidance as well as ‘Other people’s homes’
- Government have also issued advice on ‘Staying safe outside your home’ which includes advice to continue to work from home where possible.
We understand that preparing to reopen your businesses and operate within these new guidelines is a complicated process. We are working with Government and we will provide you with further information and sector specific guidance and advice as soon as we are able.