TRICS Consortium Limited are pleased to inform all organisations involved in the commissioning and undertaking of TRICS surveys, as well as all TRICS users, that TRICS site visits and surveys will resume from 12th April 2021.
This is subject to the partial lifting of lockdown restrictions in England (the opening of non-essential shops) taking place on that date, which reduces the level of restrictions down to beneath our threshold for the suspension of TRICS survey programmes.
Although we continue to monitor the situation closely and our plan is subject to change whenever necessary, our current plan is to raise new agreements for the SAM surveys we currently have on our books (plus any new surveys that are added in the interim period) on 1st April 2021. The agreements would then be forwarded to our SAM clients for signing, with site visits then arranged on a first come first served basis (meaning the receipt of signed copies of the agreements being received).
This gives us a good opportunity to fit some SAM surveys into the Spring survey window that runs until the end of June. As per our February statement, I cannot guarantee that any survey will be undertaken during the Spring window. It is important to note that it will be essential to receive a quick turnaround in terms of the signing of survey agreements and the authorisation to proceed with surveys once quotes have been supplied, with any significant delays meaning that surveys would need to be moved into the Autumn window.
Our plan also allows for the first surveys in our regular regional data collection programme commencing in the second half of April, and work is underway to achieve this. With regards to surveys outside of England we will make comparative assessments on a regional basis moving forwards. We remain on track to deliver a full regional programme of traffic and multi-modal surveys in 2021, and the team are ready to get to work and deliver this for our users.
Once again, we would like to thank everyone in the TRICS Community for their support and understanding through these turbulent times. Our goal is to provide you with great quality data covering a wide range of regions and development types throughout 2021, and we certainly look forward to achieving this.