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At David Baker & Company, we are trying to take a safe yet pragmatic approach to dealing with issues surrounding Covid-19, the way we work and how we can keep oursevles and anyone we meet safe, while maintaining our standards for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. Our Covid-19 policy is shown below, but please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


GENERAL POLICY


1. We will operate in accordance with Government guidance at all times, take all reasonable steps to protect our team and our customers, and have in place measures to help prevent the spreading of the COVID 19 virus.
2. Our offices will be open, but at times we may restrict numbers entering to ensure social distancing can take place. Our staff are making every effort to work from home where possible.
3. We support the guidance that face coverings should be worn when in any enclosed/indoor setting with people who you are not normally with - this applies to the office and on property visits.
4. We will have a supply of hand sanitiser at appropriate points in offices for use by staff and visitors.
5. In the office and on appointments, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure social distancing is maintained.
6. We will not permit any face-to-face meeting to take place in any case where any party has been advised to self-isolate or is awaiting COVID 19 test results.
7. We will ensure our offices are well ventilated at all times and that our team has access to regular hand-washing facilities.
8. We will issue digital information and communication where possible.
9. We will retain your information should this be needed for any NHS test and trace purposes.
10. Where viewing/market appraisal appointments are undertaken, we will either ourselves or ask sellers to open all internal doors to restrict ‘touching’ of surfaces.
11. For property viewings, we will request that the number of people attending the viewing is kept to a minimum.
12. We have maintained a flexible working pattern allowing our teams to work from home where they can and where they are able to do so. This may be on a fixed basis or as and when required, so whilst you may not ‘see’ us all the time in the office, we want to reassure you we are still here, still offering all of our services but from the safety of our homes.
13. If our own teams are working in the office, then they will take a COVID lateral test to identify any early signs of a potential issue, even if they are not showing any symptoms.
14. We have a dedicated COVID 19 responsible person who is Richard Baker, and who should be the first point of contact for any COVID related queries.
15. We reserve the right to amend these procedures at short notice depending on Government advice at the time.