Visiting Diss Auction Rooms Information July 2020

We have been delighted with our recent on-site auctions and how well they have been supported. The next stage gets underway this week with a return to weekly Friday events and viewing every Thursday 10-4pm. In parallel, the latest requirements from the government come into effect this week and therefore it is the right time to publish our updated on-site auction guidance.

Space for Everyone

To ensure space for everyone we have put limits on the number of people in our buildings, which may mean you have to wait. Queueing spaces for reception are clearly marked and we ask that you observe them closely.

As an auction house with one of the largest sale grounds in the country, outside space is much more available, thus allowing space for you to keep your distance from other customers and auction staff. You’ll find lots of reminders on display around the sale ground.

Activities during non-public days remain in operation by appointment only.

Keeping it Clean

We’re keeping the sale ground extra clean, disinfecting busy spaces and surfaces regularly and thoroughly. We recommend you use our complimentary cleaning stations available in reception, any open Salerooms and Café 1857. 

Cover up

If viewing and handling lots gloves are required and we have disposable pairs for your use. Face masks are required in our offices, our salerooms and our delivery stores so please make sure you have one with you on all visits to the Diss Auction Rooms. We cannot provide these and entry to the buildings will be refused if you are not wearing one.

Cashless Payment Preferred

Contactless payment is the preferred method of payment currently. However, we are still accepting cash (this may take a little longer due to the extra sanitization required).

Focused events

We understand that part of the attraction of a visit to the Diss Auction Rooms is the unrivalled variety of what we have to offer. In the short term we are working hard on events open to the public, albeit, in an extremely focused way. For example, although safety reasons have meant a change to our opening hours, all our services are now available via appointments and, as you would expect, they are proving extremely popular.

Takeaway Service

On advertised public days, such as weekly Thursday viewing, Café 1857 will be open for a takeaway service to keep you topped up.

Look forward to seeing you

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