Update – This document has been updated to align with Provincial Health Officer orders and directives up to and including December 7, 2020. Real estate professionals must continue to adapt to protect themselves, consumers and communities from COVID-19.
REALTORS® must continue to manage risks of showings as infections rise The acceleration in the number of COVID-19 infections in British Columbia means we must all continue our efforts to slow the spread of the disease in accordance with public directives and public health orders from the Provincial Health Office. Both the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) continue to strongly recommend against open houses. This document contains best practices for hosting safer showings as an alternative to open houses and reflects that rental or home viewings are restricted to a maximum of six people including Realtors and occupants. Layers of protection like masks are mandatory when hosting a showing. By using the 10 best practices below, you can help ensure that you’ve assessed, prepared for, and helped prevent potential health risks to yourself, your family, clients, colleagues, and consumers when conducting showings.
Please click here for full article from BCREA and the list of 10 best practices.