COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty to our day-to-day lives, let alone when you're moving house. In this article we answer the question "Can I still move during Coronavirus"? and offer some practical tips for safety and hygiene.
Spoilers: the answer is YES.
Many businesses have been asked to close temporarily while Coronavirus lockdowns in place. These restrictions apply to businesses that increase the rate of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus such as bars, cafe's, restaurants, etc. However, there are a number of businesses that are still permitted to operate as they are considered "essentialy services". These business include: grocery shops, as well as service-based businesses like builders, tradespeople, and removalists. Hiring removalists and moving house has been specifically noted by a number of government agencies as being a legitimate reason to leave your house during Coronavirus restrictions.
While these exemptions from lockdown measures do permit you to move, we advise that, if at all possible, you should delay your move until Coronavirus is no longer a threat to our community.
There are a number of different government agencies implementing different containment measures to control the spread of the Coronavirus. State governments have enacted strict border security measures which do have an impact on hiring interstate removalists to move interstate. We have a regularly updated article on these border protection measures that you can find here. The short of it, though, is that you can still move interstate and removalist trucks are allowed to cross state borders. However, you will need to undergo a 2-week quarantine when entering your new home state. Therefore, when booking a removal company, you should request that they can delay delivery by 2 weeks until your quarantine period is over.
Great question. We are in regular discussion with our removalist partners to ensure strict hygeine and personal health measures are in place at all times.
We recently received the following feedback from a customer after a move:
"Just wanted to say thank you for an excellent job by your guys moving me this morning. They turned up on time, and were polite and friendly. They were respectful of social distancing during this difficult time. Also respectful of my property and belongings. They moved quickly and consistently, with the result that the whole move was done within three hours and didn't go overtime. Very happy with the result. Would definitely use you again for a similar job, and would recommend you to anyone who asks for a good, reliable mover."
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