Developers’ sales galleries excluded from Phase One post-circuit breaker reopening

By Valerie Kor / EdgeProp Singapore | May 21, 2020 5:15 PM SGT
EDGEPROP SINGAPORE - Sales gallery of Kopar at Newton, the last project to be launched prior to the imposition of circuit-breaker from April 7 to June 1, with closure of all developers’ sales galleries to be extended (Photo: CEL)
Sales gallery of Kopar at Newton, the last project to be launched prior to the imposition of circuit-breaker from April 7 to June 1, with closure of all developers’ sales galleries to be extended (Photo: CEL)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - The Singapore government has announced that the safe reopening at the end of the “circuit breaker” period from June 2 will be done in three phases. Phase one will include the reopening of economic activities that do not pose high risk of Covid-19 transmission. This is expected to last for four weeks and will see a third of Singapore’s workforce return to work. Schools will also gradually resume.
However, social and entertainment activities that carry higher risk will remain closed. People are also encouraged to stay home except for essential activities. This means that developers’ sales galleries set up for marketing and selling properties “shall remain closed until further notice”, said a URA circular on May 20.
On the GoBusiness Covid-19 government website, under “Resumption of Business Activities from June 2”, it says that “property agents are not permitted to have face-to-face meetings with clients, except where clients’ physical presence is legally required to complete transactions”. In such situations, meetings must take place in the office of the real estate company. It also adds that property viewings “are not permitted to be conducted in person”, but may be conducted through electronic means.
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