Car dealers said they could start selling and selling cars again

Car dealers told they can start to sell and deliver cars again Need to be put in place to ensure social distancing is maintained although online sales and contactless delivery measures

Car retailers have been given the green light to start selling and delivering cars again after the coronavirus lockdown - as long as they continue to strictly adhere to social distancing rules.

In a statement car dealer magazine, a spokesman for the Department of Enterprise, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BASE) said: “We have asked non-essential shops, car dealerships and showrooms in England to close if they do not provide urgent car repairs and other essential services.

“All of them are able to continue to sell cars remotely and deliver cars for as long as they are, follow our clear Health England guidance to protect employees who cannot work from home and their customers.”

The refinement means retailers are set up for online interaction with potential customers can restart sales discussions and actual sales – as long as all paperwork can be completed remotely.

Meanwhile, anyone who buys a car, or anyone who is waiting for the car they bought to be delivered, can get it, again subject to strict social distancing protocols. After blocking steel

The car has already been contacted by several car buyers whose vehicles arrived in the UK but could not be delivered due to current restrictions.

While it's not yet clear what retailers and manufacturers will look to restart or ramp up work under guidance, there have been several indications that car buyers have started shopping again in recent weeks.

In the weekly car buyer survey on which car? last week revealed that one in five people researched cars on its website looking to buy as soon as the lockdown ended, while Robert Forrester, CEO of top five Vertu Motors Retail Group, said yesterday that the company had received 366 inquiries online sales and took 50 orders yesterday.

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