Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020 | May 13th Update


When the Prime Minister announced the change in emphasis to “Stay Alert, Control the Virus and Save Lives”, we were pleased to receive the message not only because it heralded encouraging signs regarding the pandemic but also because it describes our approach succinctly.

We are aware there are conflicting messages in the public arena and we want to offer clarity regarding our approach. We shall remain alert and react promptly to new guidance as soon as this is published. In these unprecedented circumstances announcements have sometimes preceded publication of the detail and with the interests of our staff, their families and our clients at heart we are choosing to take a more measured approach than some at this point.

Matt Nicol our MD has recorded a message this morning to explain our position in the light of the announcement reported by the BBC today:

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said those “waiting patiently to move can now do so” as long as it is carried out under social distancing and safety rules.

Mr Jenrick said the government’s “step-by-step plan” will enable people “to move home safely, covering each aspect of the sales and letting process, from viewings to removals”.

As yet no “step by step plan” has been published. Nicol & Co however do have a plan and will ensure we act safely and professionally to ensure we can control the virus, save lives and sell houses again.

Training is taking place today with our staff to ensure we can all operate in a Covid Secure fashion and we shall pass on guidance regarding viewings to our clients as soon as we can.

Our team are all still working from home because they can and the phones will be busy today; we hope you will understand that we are doing all we can, as quickly as we safely can, to adapt to the new rules.

One thing that is completely clear, people are very keen to move and we want to play our part in making this happen safely.