Business: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th April 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving, further to their advice on COVID-19, to industries where social interaction is a key element of the role of a business, in particular property sales, letting and management.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

On 27 March, the Government published new guidance for those who are buying, selling or letting properties during the pandemic. This guidance includes advice to both the public and industry.

Buyers who are due to move into an empty property are being advised to go ahead, but others have been told to delay their transaction.

The Government stressed that while there was no need to pull out of a purchase, people must currently stay at home to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

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