COVID -19 Open House Safety Regulations
The Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA) has now resumed open house activity with the following safety measures:
- Visitors must fill out a condensed disclosure survey prior to entering the property. A list will be kept of every attendee, including the date and time, as well as their contact information. These forms and personal information will not be disclosed to any other party.
- Signage must be posted on the property entryway door noting that if people have been ill, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in contact with a person with symptoms or a confirmed case, they cannot enter.
- All lights and doors must be turned on and open to prevent visitors from touching switches or handles.
- Visitors will be asked to refrain from using washrooms.
- Sellers will be encouraged to provide hand sanitizer or a wash station with soap, water, paper towels, and a dedicated garbage disposal.
- Visitors will be instructed to ask for assistance with opening closets, cupboards, or anything else requires touching to minimize surface contact in the home.
- Social distancing will be encouraged at all times.
- Only two people will be allowed to enter and view the property at a time.
- When a showing is in place, a sign will be placed on the door to ask other guests to wait in a queue or in their cars.
- Sellers will be asked to perform a final sanitizing cleaning after the open house.
- Visitors will be asked to notify the showing agent if they become ill within 2 weeks of the open house.
- Anyone refusing to sign a disclosure form will be denied entry into the open house. It is an important safety measure for both homeowners and other viewers. Should anyone become ill, contact tracing will be much easier.
If you have any questions about selling your home safely or buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time!