Covid -19 Update

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The following statement applies to customers of
W&H Peacock, Locke & England and Southams.
It relates to activities at our four auction centres in
Bedford, Leamington Spa and St Neots.
We encourage all customers and visitors to our premises to act in accordance with the following guidelines.

Company Statement to Customers & those attending Our Premises

The following statement applies to customers of W&H Peacock, Locke & England and Southams. It relates to activities at our four auction centres in Bedford, Leamington Spa and St Neots. We encourage all customers and visitors to our premises to act in accordance with the following guidelines.

Reopening our premises for delivery, viewing & collection

The Government has announced that auctions can reopen to the general public from 15th June 2020, however the following procedures will apply:

In accordance with Government Guidelines as from 24th July all customers attending our premises must wear a face covering.

There will be limits applied on the number of people that can attend at any one time. The maximum number of individuals including staff in each saleroom at one time will be:

  • St Neots – 20
  • Leamington Spa – 20
  • Newnham Street Bedford – 20
  • Eastcotts Park Bedford
    Sale 1 – 10  Sale 2 – 5  Sale 3 – 15  Sale 4 – 20  Sale 5- 20

A member of staff who is responsible for each saleroom will check and limit the number of customers viewing at any time. Please be aware that you may need to queue to enter a saleroom.

Social distancing measures are in place including signage, floor markings, advice on our websites and one way arrangements within the premises.

Saleroom 4 will be accessed from the external doors to reduce footfall in the building.

Sanitising stations have been provided for customers and visitors at all entrances, exits and at the trolley shelter. Customers must use these facilities when entering and leaving the premises and must wear a face covering.

Cleaning arrangements have been made to make sure all display cabinets, handles, door pushes, etc are regularly disinfected.

Customers are asked to refrain from touching items unless absolutely necessary or unless they have purchased them.

Online and Live internet Auctions

Due to the virus we are now holding all sales on the internet either on timed or live platforms. This will continue until Government restrictions ease. Sadly this means until further notice we cannot allow the public to gather on sale days to bid in person.

The Café

The café at Eastcotts is now open offering a limited take away service.

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