Below you’ll find a wealth of information around the extra measures being implemented to help keep everyone safe.
Store environment safety
Currently, our sister companies, Evans Halshaw and Stratstone, are open for essential servicing and repair works. We anticipate a phased re-opening of further locations to widen the services we can offer you. However, dealers will temporarily have reduced opening hours aligned with the latest Government advice and timeframes.
We’re encouraging appointment slots at all times to help eliminate any queuing and respectfully ask all our customers to only bring someone else with them into open showrooms if it’s absolutely necessary. Car parking spaces will be available at the closest point to the main entrance wherever possible to limit movement across the dealership grounds.
An associate will be available to greet you at a safe distance upon entry to the dealership and they will be responsible for monitoring the showroom capacity to ensure visitors can remain at 2 metres apart, so pre-appointments are essential to helping us keep everyone safe. Please wait for the store host to greet you before browsing the used vehicle forecourts.
‘Keep safe distance’ floor markings have been installed to keep visitors 2 metres apart and any lounge areas will be organised and separated to meet social distancing guidelines. Some dealerships may operate a one-way system to control through flow. If applicable, this will be explained to you prior to visiting and by the host upon arrival.
Regrettably, refreshment areas will remain closed for the time being, to reduce touchpoints in store and we’ll be operating a one at a time approach to the use of customer restrooms. Whilst a lot of our services can be arranged via phone and email, if you’re anticipating to spend a while in the showroom, we’d encourage you to bring your own bottled drink or flask and pen for any required document signatory.
Hand sanitiser will be available and clearly visible in designated areas throughout our dealerships.
Protective screens have been installed across all interaction desking areas for both the safety of our associates and customers.
As body temperature is a known indicator of Covid-19 symptoms, we’ll be carrying out daily digital temperature readings for all our dealership- based associates, at the beginning of each day. Anyone testing 38 degrees or higher will be sent home immediately and referred to the NHS helpline for advice.
Disposable gloves and car seat covers will be used by all associates and changed regularly, along with additional hand washing and hand sanitiser– their well- being and safety is of paramount importance to us.
Daily cleans are happening across all our locations, with additional regular sanitisation of key showroom areas including work surfaces, door frames, furniture and of course card payment machines. Our sanitisation product is isopropyl alcohol based and we use nitrile gloves. We are encouraging card payments wherever possible and disposal gloves can be made available to all our customers entering our stores.
To limit any bacterial transfer in the handling of vehicle keys a drop off box at reception will be available. All keys will be safely monitored and fully sanitised before returning via sanitised handover trays along with any vehicle documentation you need for your vehicle.
When it comes to the care of your vehicle itself, additional cleaning measures will be carried out in addition to our standard vehicle cleaning procedures:
In addition to the use of seat covers, additional sanitisation will be applied to the following touchpoint areas inside the car
• Gear sticks
• Door handles
• Steering wheel & controls
• Rear view mirror
• Radio & infotainment controls
• Steering column stalks
• Elbow rests
• Seat position controls and latch buttons
When it comes to the outside of the car, again additional sanitisation wipe downs will be applied to:
• All door handles
• All door frames
• Luggage compartment handles
• Vehicle keys