Following the government’s relaxation of restrictions on 16 August 2021, we continue to follow advice to remain cautious and manage any risk. The following information sets out the measures that we have adopted at Brighton Williams & Partners to continue to keep our clients and colleagues safe. We hope you understand, and we thank you for helping us to work safely.
Our Reception will remain closed to the general public until further notice. If you have a need to visit our offices for any reason other than a pre-arranged meeting, please call 01454 773690 in advance and we can make appropriate arrangements.
We understand that many of our clients may still have a preference for meeting remotely and so we will continue to offer adviser meetings by telephone or video call.
Client meetings may now be held at our office by arrangement. A hand sanitiser station is available and we ask that all visitors sanitise their hands on entering the building. To further reduce risk, we request that social distancing is observed during any meeting and advise fresh air flow from open windows.
If a meeting is to take place in a client’s home or other public location, then the company’s representative will take all reasonable precautions to manage their own personal risk and to adhere to any specific requirements set out by our client and/or any public location being used for a meeting.
The wearing of face coverings is not mandatory inside our office. However, it remains a matter of personal choice if a visitor or colleague prefers to wear a face covering whilst on the premises. If you would prefer that all attendees wear a face covering for the duration of a meeting, then please discuss this in advance with your meeting organiser.
PLEASE NOTE: Any meeting participant or visitor must not attend if:
- They feel unwell
- They are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19
- They have a requirement to self-isolate under current guidance
- They have tested positive for COVID-19 in the preceding 10 days
Please contact us at the earliest opportunity so that we can reschedule your visit/meeting.
Keeping safe from scams
Unfortunately, there has been increase in financial crime. Criminals are now preying on people’s fear by launching various fraud and phishing campaigns.
Coronavirus-related fraud has increased by 400% in March, and since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified 105 reports of fraud where coronavirus or COVID-19 was mentioned, with victim losses totalling over £970,000.
Remember, we’re here to provide guidance if you are suspicious of any communications regarding your money, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.