How do removals operate during COVID-19?

New beginnings await you as you prepare to move home. You have signed contracts and have received the house key. Now you just need some help to move from your old place to your new one. However, with the current uncertainty of the Covid-19, moving home isn’t as straightforward as it used to be – especially if you’re using a removal company.

One of the most important benefits of using a removal company is that they do all the heavy lifting for you. They are professionals who will help you move your heavy and fragile items from A to B safely. 

Using a removal company is safe as long as everyone adheres to the steps of social distancing. Follow Government orders and guidelines as much as possible, and if anyone in your home shows signs of Covid-19, delay the move.

How do you prepare for a move during a pandemic?

Start planning early. Removal companies face a very high demand due to the stamp duty holiday.

This means that you have to research and select the company you want to choose ahead of time so that when you have a moving date, your removal company will have the availability for you.

You also have to ensure that you have the right supplies ( since you can’t be running back and forth to the store ), and leave yourself enough time to pack and get ready for your movers. 

Clean your belongings, where possible, with standard domestic cleaning products before they are handled by other, including removal firms.

While the removers are in your home, you should ensure any internal doors are open and try to minimise your contact with removers.

You should not provide refreshments but you should ensure  removers have access to hand washing facilities.

If you are feeling unwell before moving date or showing symptoms call your removals firm as soon as possible.

How are Removal Companies following COVID-19 Guidelines 

The housing market in England will remain open during this national lockdown. This means that people looking to move will be able to to both continue with planned moves and view new properties to move into the future. Estate and letting agents, REMOVERS, valuers and people in sales and lettings offices will be able to continue working.

Covid-19 guidelines regarding removal companies 

  • Follow organizational and local guidelines on community mobility and hygiene.
  • Doing visual research instead of home studies to provide estimates via online surveys.
  • Frequent cleaning of trucks and equipment.
  • If there are many employees, you should work in groups to reduce unnecessary proximity/ communication between employees.
  • Maintaining 6 feet distance with staff and customers.
  • Wearing masks and gloves at all times.
  • Keeping trucks equipped with hand sanitizers.

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