Below is a link to a COVID-19 circular from the SAI Global Settlement Room regarding a change of venue and booking considerations to assist it to meet social spacing objectives.
Subject to any future government directives affecting continued operations SAI has every intention of keeping its settlement rooms open.
The Society has been asked to advise practices that use of the facility is now limited to SAI related settlements only (that is to say, SAI must be involved, you cannot settle there as a matter of convenience only). Contemporaneous (domino) settlements are permitted.
In relation to all other settlements the Society encourages firms to communicate with other parties regarding appropriate open spaces to meet, taking any appropriate precautions (own pens, safe document handling measures, etc.).
Practices are reminded to consider maximising their clients’ protection through priority notices and the use of caveats where appropriate.