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With a few constraints, the British Proof Houses stay operational

Thursday 19th March 2020

Birmingham Proof House 
COVID-19 Operation Policy
Dear Trade Member,
We wish to update you on the Birmingham Proof House Operation Policy in relation to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus).
We are and will continue to remain open to the trade and members of the public during normal business hours, as required under the 1868 Proof Act.
The Proof Master and I have taken all possible precautions to ensure the health and safety of our staff and customers alike. We have implemented operational changes to enable our customers to remote drop off items on-site, limiting potential contact. The BPH will continue to monitor the current situation and update advice accordingly, in line with all Government and Heath Authority guidelines.
I have introduced a COVID-19 Contingency Plan, that should it need to be put into operation, will ensure the Birmingham Proof House is able to continue to operate throughout these difficult times. I want to assure all of you, we have and will continue to take all required steps, within the law. We will not stop in our efforts to limit disruption and operate a normal service.
Most importantly, I wish you and your family good health during the coming months.

Yours faithfully,

Samuel S Perry
Deputy Proof Master.

London Proof House

COVID-19 Operation Policy
Dear Customer,
As you are aware we are all experiencing unprecedented difficult times.
The London Proof House is currently operating largely as normal but with procedures in place to minimise contact with clients delivering/collecting Arms.
The safety of our staff and clients is obviously of the greatest importance, we are following all Government recommendations and would ask you to all please do the same.
The situation in London could possibly change rapidly though with talks of a ’Lockdown’. We are currently liaising with the Home Office and Police to determine how this may affect us.
We are continually reviewing the situation and will endeavour to keep you updated on possible closures or even temporary relocation.
We would ask you all to please bear with us during these times and can assure you that we will continue to operate whenever possible.
Please contact us to ensure that we are open should you be thinking of delivering any consignments and we would also ask that you do not send anything of a non-urgent nature at this time.
Unfortunately we are also unable to accept any items for Priority or same day Proof.
Wishing you all the best of health and looking forward to us all coming through this and into better times soon.

Kindest regards

Richard Mabbitt
Proof Master

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