Quick guide to moving home during the Covid-19 outbreak
Quick guide to moving home during the Covid-19 outbreak…
Are you considering moving home during the coronavirus? The global outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a vast change in many domestic lives and businesses processes across the United Kingdom.
Viewing and Listing Properties During Coronavirus
Government health and safety guidelines for house viewings consist of:
- Conduct initial viewings online (if available). Various estate agents are performing virtual viewings, ask your estate agent if this facility is possible.
- Face to face viewings should be fixed by pre-planned appointments.
- Air out your home before a viewing, opening all windows and doors before the visit.
- Where possible, leave your property during the viewing.
- All individuals involved are to wash their hands before and after the viewing.
- Provide handwashing amenities if possible.
- Once the viewing is over, take the time to make sure all surfaces are carefully cleaned.
- All face to face house viewings must take place only with buyers who have a genuine interest in buying the property.
Government guidelines clearly place health and safety above other factors. Your estate agents will be happy to work with you, making moving home during coronavirus is as stress free as possible. Following government guidelines will go a long way to ensuring the highest levels of safety.
Selecting a Removals Company
Be sure to get in touch with removals companies to determine these considerations:
- Are the removals company completely operational in the course of the pandemic?
- Are they fulfilling the necessary health and safety practices?
- If you need to follow any more safety measures
- What transpires if you or a member of your household exhibits symptoms or feels unwell?
- Are they available to conduct new house move immediately or are they booked? (Lots of removals companies are managing a backlog of moves postponed due to the coronavirus.)
Do Not Borrow Boxes
Coronavirus is able to stay on surface for a length of time, this includes cardboard or plastic boxes. We definitely don’t advise borrowing any moving boxes and materials from your friends, family & neighbours. Ensure not to seek out any used boxes.
Stay at a 2 meters distance from others at all time. Please refrain from helping movers, family and even friends on moving day. The nature of removals means that social distancing is particularly tricky. Yet, there are many measures you can adopt to guarantee safety.
Steps to Follow If You Feel Ill
Should you or any individual within your home begin to feel unwell or starts to exhibit any symptoms of coronavirus, it is essential to suspend your move, making sure to self-isolate for the recommended period. Inform the necessary firms quickly as you can, including your removals company. This will go a long way to ensuring the move can be rescheduled to a more suitable date and upholding safety levels. Whilst this is certainly not convenient and could add a few weeks to your move, it is certainly crucial. Informing the appropriate companies helps to safeguard all of those participating in your move and will act to lessen the spread of the virus. If you or a member of your household are medically vulnerable it is important to thoroughly contemplate the situation. Seeking medical assistance before opting to move is certainly advisable. Understanding what different procedures are being adopted by various removals companies will assist you when choosing which is best for you.
Restricting the Number of People in Your Home
Reducing the number of people in the property who are in contact with the movers will help to guarantee the best possible levels of safety. This suggests that if there are a few residents or children in your household, they should stay removed from the removals firm’s crew members where possible.
If you expect to be interacting with the removals crew, ensuring you have your own PPE is advised. PPE comprises of wearing face masks and disposable gloves. PPE should be always be used when you are in proximity to someone from outside of your home. By following these PPE recommendations and obeying to social distancing guidelines, your move should be able to be conducted as competently as can be. For further information and suggestion, the government website all of the regulations surrounding coronavirus, including how to stay safe when moving home during coronavirus.
Wash Your Hands
Whilst wearing disposable gloves is recommended, it is still vital to frequently wash your hands when you take the gloves off. It is also extremely valuable to offer a space for your movers to wash their hands.
Your New Home
Your move is over, and you can finally settle into your new home. Remember, it is important to remain vigilant after your have completed your move. You may be moving into a property that had individuals living there a short time ago.
What to do Once You Arrive
Upon arriving at your new home, ensure you and any members of your household are making use of PPE. Cleaning your new property is a must. Wearing PPE will also go a long way to putting your new neighbour’s minds at peace. Neighbours may be worried about you moving to the area during the pandemic. Using PPE lends a great first impression and indicates that you are taking great care with your move.
Cleaning Your New Property
If you are moving home during the coronavirus it is important to have access to a variety of cleaning resources. When you have arrived at your property you need to ensure that every room is cleaned. Ensuring every room is disinfected will make your move safer. As well as cleaning every room, it is key to clean and disinfect all your possessions as you unload. While all of your movers will have used PPE, ensuring all items are cleaned will help to further protect everyone living in your home. Another key consideration is to correctly dispose of all packaging supplies. Collect every box and all of the materials left over from your move in a garden shed, garage or in the garden if you can. When you are able to safely dispose of these materials make sure to meticulously cleanse the area.
Choose CBS Removals
Whether you decide to move now or in the future, it pays to have a flexible removals firm that are able to adapt to this exceptional time. CBS Removals are able to make your move as safe and worry-free as possible. CBS Removals have been helping families and individuals move home for years and understand that all of our prospective customers have different requirements. Whether you’re heading from an apartment to a suburban house, or from the tranquil countryside to the centre of a bustling city, CBS Removals has the experience and expertise to provide you with an exceptional removals service. We also offer storage via our secure warehouse location in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. You can start organising your move with the assistance of CBS Removals today. Whatever your reasons for moving, we will ensure your belongings arrive safely without disruption.
Give us a call on 01480 220434 today or fill out a quick quote to get the ball rolling!