It is important to follow government guidelines to ensure that all activities associated with moving home are carried out safely. One of the easiest measures you can take is to wash your hands regularly and to keep a safe distance from anyone helping you with your move who is not part of your household.
How is moving home different in lockdown?
Some of the professional services you need to use for a home move are doing things differently to adhere to social distancing and keep everyone safe. For the most part this has meant doing things more online. For example, virtual property viewings and electronic signatures for official documents, but also vacating your property for viewings and having a property thoroughly cleaned before the new owners or occupants move in. The rules and guidance are in place to keep everyone safe and shouldn’t stop any house move from going ahead, even during a period of lockdown. However, you may need to be prepared to delay your move should someone involved become ill or be required to self-isolate, for example.
What can you do to make your house move run smoothly?
You may have already started packing your belongings. Whether you are moving yourself or employing a moving company to help you, there are some simple things you can do to make the move easier. Pack your heavy items in small boxes to make them easier to lift and carry.
Label your boxes so you know what they contain, especially if the contents are fragile. This will ensure your belongings are kept safe and can help you or your removal company to place the boxes in the correct rooms at your new property ready for unpacking. Try to clean your belongings if they will be handled by anyone outside of your household to minimise the spread of coronavirus.