Persimmon to recommence on-site sales activities

Jessica Bird

May 14, 2020

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Housebuilding organisation Persimmon will reopen its sales offices from 15 May, following the government’s easing of some lockdown restrictions

The group has continued to serve new and existing customers during the lockdown, using online resources such as virtual viewings.

All Persimmon sales offices and show homes will reopen with strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place.

Sales consultations will reopen on a pre-booked appointment basis only.

The group’s businesses in Scotland will remain in shutdown, pending further guidance from the Scottish government.

The group began a phased return to work on its construction sites in England and Wales on 27 April.

By the week beginning 4 May, the company had restored 65% of production capacity.

David Jenkinson, CEO at Persimmon, 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 re-open 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 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 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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