Our High Street office is now closed due to Covid-19 outbreak, our telephone lines are operational as normal. No agent hosted viewings will be scheduled at present until futher notice.
Vendors and landlords may host their own viewings, subject to confirmation.
Kingston Berkeley have been monitoring the current situation in regards to the spread of the Covid-19 disease throughout the world and to date the new infections within both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
We have made the decision to put in place some precautionary measures whilst things are unfolding and will review our policies as new information is received. We can confirm to date that no member of staff of Kingston Berkeley, tenants, clients or contactors have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or are showing signs of symptoms.
Information for Viewers
If you are currently showing symptoms of Covid-19 or have been diagnosed with Covid-19 we would ask that you do not attend any scheduled viewings, please call or office on 028 96 931 931 or email email@example.com postpone your viewing.
If you have been to any of the affected areas which are showing as Red areas or have been in contact with anyone who has been, please wait 21 days before attending a viewing with our office.
When attending a property for a viewing, our staff will not greet you with a traditional handshake. Please ensure you have washed your hands thoroughly before attending the property. The agent may ask you to clean your hands with supplied hand sanitizer before entering the property.
If you appear to look unwell before entering the property, the agent may ask you to rearrange your appointment for another day and time and deny access, we cannot guarantee the property will still be available at the later date.
Whilst in the property, please do not touch any contents, please catch all coughs and sneezes in a tissue and dispose of the tissue correctly.
Notice to Tenants, Landlords/Vendors & Contractors
If we have an upcoming viewing at your property and you are currently unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 or have been diagnosed with Covid-19 please contact our office as soon as possible in the strictest of confidence. All viewings will be postponed until further notice at the property.
Any Contractors who have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been diagnosed with Covid-19 should advise our office as soon as possible, any work orders assigned to them will be reallocated to another contractor and no new work orders will be assigned to them until we have received confirmation they have fully recovered.
Any parties who have recently travelled back from any of the affected areas should follow the guidelines as per the WHO (World Health Organisation) and self-isolate for 14 days.
What is Covid-19?
Coronavireses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
How to protect yourself:
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
For full details and advice please checkout https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public