SPECIAL RULES FOR ALL PERSONS ATTENDING H&H MARKETS TO COVER COVID-19 REGULATIONS

17th July 2020

SPECIAL RULES FOR BUYERS/CUSTOMERS TO COVER COVID-19 REGULATIONS

As the Government Guidelines will reduce the volume of buyers being able to attend the sale, below are  points we ask for your co-operation in order for the running of Live Sales.

This information is correct at the time of printing and is subject to changes in Government Guidelines or Directives regarding the control of the spread of COVID-19.

  • Potential purchasers MUST REGISTER with Harrison & Hetherington Ltd prior to the sale and again upon entry to the market – tel: 01228 406200 or email: info@borderway.com
  • Please remember that purchaser spaces will be limited, so only ONE person per business will be permitted entry to the sale ring.
  • Face coverings are mandatory for all persons entering the mart. These must be worn without exception while in the market including the sales rings and pens.
  • No children under 16 years old will be able to attend the sales and this must be strictly adhered to as entry will be refused.
  • 2m social distancing must be observed wherever possible.
  • Viewing will be regulated by a one-way system throughout the mart and is to be permitted for registered buyers only. Please refer to individual sales for the respective Viewing days and times.
  • To facilitate the Test and Trace system, all customers/visitors will be required to sign into the market. This process will include a declaration that they have not been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, nor are displaying symptoms personally.
  • Pregnant ladies must not attend the sale.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available throughout the mart; however, it is strongly recommended that both consignors and buyers have an adequate personal supply and to use it regularly.
  • Please follow instructions from market staff and security staff. A private security firm will be in attendance to assist H&H in ensuring social distancing is observed wherever possible.
  • Strictly no private videoing/broadcasting on Social media, or phones etc in the pens or ring
  • If you are unable or do not wish to attend the mart but would like to bid on animal(s), then the auctioneers will faithfully execute commission bids for buyers. Please contact them and put your instructions in writing 48 hours in advance of the sale. Alternatively, you can arrange to make a telephone bid during the sale.
  • Live Stream Bidding – everyone is encouraged to register for this facility. This can used to bid from home or remotely from others areas including the market.  You can register via the website – https://harrisonandhetherington.co.uk/live-streaming/

EXTRA INFORMATION FOR ALL VENDORS:

  • Please adhere to the Timetable of Events for delivery of stock to the market, society inspection, etc – see respective information with the sale catalogue.
  • Two people per consignment will be permitted access to the market pennage area. They will be able to care for the consignment(s) forward for sale, also prepare the stock for the sale ring. Only one person will be allowed to show the animals in the sale ring. 
  • At all times Vendors must adhere to the social distancing regulations, particularly whilst the society inspection procedures are taking place and also whilst buyers are viewing the sale animals.
  • Only one vendor will be able to accompany their consignment to the sale ring (along with one member of the H&H staff) and then return them back to their pen.
  • A buyers viewing period of livestock will be available on the morning of the sale. This will be regulated by a one way system through the market pennage area and is permitted for registered buyers only.  If any buyer wishes to revisit the pens to view other stock, they must adhere to the one way system.
  • Cooling fans are not permitted in the pens.
  • If any media photographer is on site, it will be the responsibility of the vendor to take their stock to the designated area to get photographs taken.
  • Strictly no private videoing/broadcasting on Social media, or phones etc in the pens or ring.
  • Please ensure all documentation is provided when you arrive at the market. Any vendor with the incorrect documentation will be refused entry.

EXTRA INFORMATION FOR ALL PURCHASERS:

  • Potential purchasers MUST REGISTER with Harrison & Hetherington Ltd prior to the sale and again upon entry to the market – tel: 01228 406200 or email: info@borderway.com
  • A buyers viewing period of the sale stock will be available on the morning of the sale. This will be regulated by a one way system through the market pennage area and is permitted for registered buyers only.  If any buyer wishes to revisit the pens to view other stock, they must adhere to the one way system.
  • If you are unable or do not wish to attend the mart but would like to bid on animal(s), then the auctioneers will faithfully execute commission bids for buyers. Please contact them and put your instructions in writing 48 hours in advance of the sale. Alternatively, you can arrange to make a telephone bid during the sale.
  • Live Stream Bidding – everyone is encouraged to register for this facility. This can used to bid from home or remotely from others areas including the market.  You can register via the website – https://harrisonandhetherington.co.uk/live-streaming/

We ask for your full co-operation and understanding during these challenging times. Please be kind and respect each other to ensure everyone remains safe at all times.

HARRISON & HETHERINGTON LTD.