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Property Inspections and On-Site Auctions to Reopen

From next weekend property inspections and on-site auctions will be permitted to be held after a six-week limited prohibition subject to strict guidelines being observed.

The key health guidelines to apply include the following:

  • ensure physical distancing of greater than 1.5m is maintained
  • promote good hygiene on premises and at auctions including hand sanitiser
  • use digital platforms where possible to discourage physical contact
  • keep detailed contact records of people attending open homes and auctions
  • ensure people with any symptoms of illness do not attend a property
  • manage the number of people entering small spaces
  • consider extended times for open house viewings and inspections
  • use outdoor venues for auctions wherever possible
  • if auctions are held indoors, use large venues where physical distancing between household groups of one person per four square metres is possible. 

For further information refer to NSW Government media release here.

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