At Skipton Properties we’re closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and following all NHS and Government guidance to the letter.
We are a small family business and the health and safety of our visitors, customers and staff is of the utmost importance to us, so we’re also taking additional precautions. As a construction company it’s obviously not possible for many of our team members to work from home, and as such we are keeping an extra close eye on everyone. We’re enforcing a rigorous hand washing and hygiene policy, asking any employees who have recently returned from higher-risk countries to self-isolate and work from home for an extended period and carrying out conference calls rather than face-to-face meetings wherever possible. Any employees feeling unwell or showing any symptoms will be asked to stay at home and self-isolate, with our full support.
At the time of writing, our plan is to enact an appointment-only policy at our developments in Harden, Haworth and Sabden. Appointments can be made any time Thursday – Monday, 10:30am – 5pm. There are hand washing facilities at each of our Sales Offices and Show Homes and you’ll be advised to wash your hands upon arrival. Hand sanitiser is also readily available. We already ask that shoes are removed or shoe covers worn when visiting our Show Homes and we have also introduced additional cleaning measures, including regularly sanitising surfaces and door handles. Meetings at our developments can easily be conducted outdoors too.
If you are feeling unwell, experiencing any symptoms or have recently returned from a high-risk country we would ask you to stay at home rather than paying us a visit – you can find further information here. If you would like more information on any of our homes or developments we can easily provide it via email, and our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have by phone. The same practices apply at our developments in Barnoldswick and Settle, where viewings are only available by appointment. As and when it becomes necessary to restrict visitor access or close our Sales Offices we will do so and of course keep you informed, but until then we are keeping calm and carrying on.
We’ve weathered several global crises since our company was first established in 1986, and we’re hopeful that with a combination of hard work by our fantastic team, support from our wonderful customers and Yorkshire/Lancashire spirit and determination, we’ll get through this too. Thank you for bearing with us and for your continued support.
Sarah, Brian, Caroline and the team at Skipton Properties
For customers who are in the process of buying a home from us
Your Sales Advisor will be in touch with you on Thursday 19th March and will provide ongoing updates regarding your completion dates.