Marshall Motor Group to reopen its car showrooms
Marshall Motor Group is among those to be reopening its car showrooms from June 1.
It follows the Prime Ministers’ announcement on Monday permitting dealerships to open their doors again as the Covid-19 lockdown is eased.
Marshall has been involved in the industry’s discussions with the government about the implementation of guidelines for the automotive retail sector.
The company said it has undertaken risk assessments of its sites and has trained its staff on revised operating procedures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
CEO Daksh Gupta said: "We welcome the Prime Minister's announcement that car showrooms will be permitted to reopen from June 1.
“We have been working on our detailed reactivation plans for a number of weeks with the safety and security of our colleagues and customers at the heart of those plans.
“We are confident that, in accordance with the Prime Minister's announcement, our businesses are Covid-19 secure and we look forward to reopening our businesses from 1 June.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the group's business partners, particularly its brand partners, who have been incredibly supportive during this period.
“I would also like to thank those colleagues who have worked tirelessly through the lockdown period to ensure we continued to provide both online sales and aftersales services to our valued customers. Finally, I look forward to welcoming both our colleagues and our customers back to our businesses over the coming weeks."
Marshall’s aftersales facilities are already open to all customers and for all services. They were previously focused on supporting the emergency services, commercial vehicle operators, key workers and vulnerable people.
The company said the initial demand was “encouraging”.