Persimmon Home will start to reopen its developments across England from Friday, May 15, it has been announced.
Following new guidance from the Government regarding the construction industry, Persimmon Homes is reopening its sites to househunters – with strict social distancing and health and safety measures in place.
Initially, sales consultations will be on a pre-booked appointment basis only.
On-site marketing suites and show homes have been closed since March 25 when the UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown was introduced.
The Government has now confirmed that they can reopen safely, as long as social distancing is applied and additional hygiene measures are in place.
The news is a huge boost for Persimmon Homes keen on buying a new home.
All Persimmon Homes sales staff have received training to ensure they know how to keep visitors safe.
During lockdown Persimmon Homes worked closely with its colleagues, sub-contractors and suppliers to develop and test a range of new protocols to enable work to recommence safely, in anticipation of a potential return to its sites and its sales offices.
David Jenkinson, CEO, said: “We support the Government’s view that the housing sector has
a key role to play in the UK’s economic recovery. The urgent need for new homes has not been diminished by COVID-19 and the new measures announced by the Government will reopen the housing market and allow people to get moving again. ”
“Our sales colleagues can now begin to return to site but staff and customer safety remains our first priority and we have put in place new protocols and training procedures to enable them to restart operations safely.”
“Persimmon Homes decided not to access any form of Government support during the shutdown
period and has maintained its commitments to its colleagues and communities in full throughout.”
“Now, as we re-start activity, this decision is also enabling us to get back to work swiftly and safely. Persimmon Homes is open for business and we are looking forward to welcoming customers back to site and continuing to play our part in rebuilding Britain’s economy.”
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