Plans have been announced for bringing most of us out of a lockdown designed to control the Covid-19 pandemic, but restrictions remain in place for some weeks yet. What does this mean if you want or need to buy a car?
During lockdown, all non-essential retail locations are closed, including car showrooms. The public has been told to work from home if possible and to use their cars only for essential travel. Those restrictions are now scheduled to be lifted in England no earlier than 12th April, so you’ll be able to visit a car showroom to view and buy a car.
Until then, however, the current guidance remains in force. Non-essential retail businesses, including car showrooms, can remain open for deliveries to customers and for ‘click & collect’ services. So you can still buy a car during this period, with little or no extra inconvenience.