Wales Moves to Covid Alert Level 2

News at John Francis | 19/05/2021


 

WALES MOVES INTO ALERT LEVEL 2

 

 

On Friday, the Welsh Government announced that from 17 May, Wales will move to alert Level 2, where indoor hospitality businesses will be able to re-open and there will be an increase in the number of people able to attend organised indoor and outdoor activities.

 

As the Welsh Government cautiously eases restrictions within a complex and rapidly evolving public health situation, we are working with them to make sure Propertymark members are kept abreast of the latest guidelines.

 

As a Propertymark member, we know that you need to accommodate the requests of your clients while also protecting staff and colleagues and operating safely.

     

IMPACT ON THE SECTOR

   

The Welsh Government strongly advise that virtual viewings are still used wherever possible. Viewings should continue to be conducted by appointment only and back to back and open house viewings are not permitted. Also, household mixing must be avoided during viewing.

          

Associated activities, for example, removals processes, property preparation, handover of keys, surveys and valuations can still take place in line with guidance on working in other people’s homes.

          

Restriction are still in place on evictions until then end of June.

 

International travel will resume with a traffic light system, aligned with England and Scotland, to be introduced. This means people living in Wales will be able to travel to a small number of foreign destinations without the need to quarantine on their return. Mandatory quarantine for countries not on the green list remains in place.