Vantage Motorhomes has restarted production – but under strict social distancing conditions and with completely new handover arrangements.

Staff at the Leeds-based van converter have been brought back on a staggered basis, to allow enough time for them all to be given PPE and made aware of the new social distancing at the factory, which includes different production areas being sectioned off.

The company has introduced a schedule for handovers and habitation services and for sales appointments, and it has built a dedicated motorhome viewing and handover area.

The whole handover process has also been changed so that on the day of handover either a Vantage staff member or the customer will be inside the motorhome, but not at the same time.

The company has bought two-way radios to assist in the handover process, and these will be cleaned and sanitised after use.

Customers can also request to be sent a handover video instead if they prefer that.

Managing director Michael Hardicker said, “While we are following Government guidelines, we have added some extra measures of our own. We’re especially focused on extra sanitation throughout our premises and, of course, in our motorhomes.”