With the announcement of the start of Phase 2 on 19 June, car showrooms will begin to open. These businesses which carry the SSIC Code 47311 have made it to the list of businesses permitted to operate in Phase 2; some good news for those who are keen to pay these showrooms a visit.
Disinfecting of seats at Cycle & Carriage
Photo: Cylce & Carriage
Dealerships like Cycle & Carriage have already taken various precautions during Phase 1, like placing disinfectant doormats at all entry points to sanitise shoe soles. Surfaces which are prone to contact, like pens used by customers, and even sanitising car interiors before and after working on cars.
While the doors of businesses begin to open, we will still expect to see current tracking measures in-place, like SafeEntry check-in and check-out, and capacity controls within the showrooms themselves.
There is no news however to when COE bidding exercises will commence, as announcements have not been made as of yet. The last bidding exercise ended in March, and the next scheduled release will should be on 24 June. We will have to wait for the next COE announcemnet, before we can update you.
Photo: Skoda Singapore
Those who are keen for a test drive, but would like to reduce the risk of person-to-person contact; some dealerships offer a “test drive at home service”, where customers can opt to have the cars brought to them to get better acquainted instead.