Can you move house during the COVID-19 lockdown?

It is crazy to think that we are still living in a world that is largely dominated by Covid-19. We’re faced with lockdowns and social distancing requirements, which can make it difficult to go about your daily life as you would. We wonder whether or not we can do things as we did them in 2019. However, one thing you can do is move during a pandemic. While moving house during Covid-19 does require some careful planning, it is possible. Below, we will take you through everything you need to know about doing so.

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Can I move house during a lockdown?

Lockdown rules and regulations are changing all of the time. However, if your location does enter into lockdown rules, you can still move home. This is because the majority of government agencies have deemed moving property to be an essential activity. We do recommend that you keep any applicable documents in case the authorities ask why you are moving out of your home.

Can I move to another state during a Covid-19 lockdown?

Yes, you can move interstate, but there are some documents you will require. You will need approved border passes, approved exemption, and proof of residence. It is also a good idea to check out the most up-to-date state-by-state information, so you know the relevant requirements and restrictions. 

If you are entering from a state flagged as high risk, you may be prohibited in some states. There are also different isolation and quarantine requirements depending on where you are coming from. All states have a clear system outlining their requirements, and you can find this online.

Can a removal company help me with my move during this time?

During the Covid-19 lockdown, a lot of companies have been asked to stay shut in an effort to stop the virus from spreading. However, this is not applicable to businesses that are classed as essential services. Removal companies come under this category. Because of this, a removal company can help you, yet there are some requirements they will need to meet. 

If a removalist employee is based in a restricted area, they will only be able to complete jobs within that district. However, if the removalist worker lives outside of a restricted area, they can assist with moves outside of their location.

How can you move safely during the pandemic?

It is vital that your removal company does everything possible to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. We have all of the required precautions in place to make sure this is the case. Plus, we constantly review our efforts to make sure they are effective and in line with the government rules and regulations

All of our removals team have had infection control training. Plus, we provide hand sanitiser, which is used regularly by everyone. If one of our removal team members does not feel well, he or she is informed to self-isolate and keep customers safe. 

The same applies to our customers. If you are feeling unwell and you have noticed any Covid-19 like symptoms, please contact us as soon as possible so we can rearrange your appointment. 

While you may want to assist with the removal, we advise that you do not do so during this moment in time. This would be the team and yourself at risk if anyone has Coronavirus but is asymptomatic. 

It has been determined that coronavirus can remain on cardboard for as long as 24 hours. With this in mind, items need to be removed from their boxes quickly and safely. Make sure you do not touch your face when you handle containers, and wash your hands thoroughly between unloading each one. 

Contact us today to book your removal

It is certainly a relief to know that you can still move home during the pandemic, even if we are under lockdown conditions. However, it is, of course, critical to act with safety in mind when it comes to conducting removals during this time period. 

You can be sure that we will take all of the precautions that are required to keep everyone safe during your removal. We also keep up to date with all of the latest government guidelines and we will follow them accordingly. 

If you have any queries about booking a removal during the current Covid-19 climate, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team for more information. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as providing you with a free quote for our services.