For the safety of Wessex Surveyors employees, clients and those we interact with, the following is the policy Wessex Surveyors will be following when dealing with survey inspections. The policy has been put together further to updated Government guidelines on 19th July 2021. Vendors/Owner Occupiers – Please read carefully and, unless we hear otherwise from you and our inspection proceeds, then you are deemed to have accepted the policy. In the event that you are not happy to proceed, please let us know as soon as possible and we will be happy to discuss options/postpone inspections as necessary. Estate Agents – In the event we are not provided with the vendor’s details and an agent is providing access to the property we request that the agent confirms acceptance of this policy on behalf of their client/vendor before the inspection can proceed. EMPTY PROPERTIES Our Surveyor will collect a key from the Estate Agents or otherwise, maintaining a social distance (2m, or 1m with risk mitigation). Our Surveyor will utilise PPE, including a face mask and disposable gloves, whilst undertaking the inspection. Our Surveyor will return keys, maintaining a social distance (2m, or 1m with risk mitigation). OCCUPIED PROPERTIES Prior to acceptance of the instruction, the Vendor will be provided with this policy (via the Agent). If the Vendor confirms they are happy for the inspection to take place in accordance with this policy, arrangements will be put in place for the inspection to proceed. HOWEVER, if there is anyone at the property who is self-isolating or has Covid-19 symptoms, we will NOT carry out an inspection. Upon arrival at the property our Surveyor will ask if anyone is self-isolating, if yes the inspection will not take place. Upon arrival at the property our Surveyor will ask if anyone has Covid symptoms, if yes the inspection will not take place. If the inspection proceeds, our surveyor will wash their hands prior to and after the survey (or use sanitising gel), wear a face mask and use disposable gloves. For the avoidance of doubt, should our Surveyor decide it is not safe, the inspection will not proceed. The above policy will remain in place until Covid 19 cases lower substantially. Thank you for your cooperation.