Many UK renters and homeowners already had to postpone their plans when the first lockdown was announced. So far, 2020 has not been the best year to move homes or relocate due to COVID.
Now the UK has entered a second lockdown for at least 4 weeks. This announcement has left many wondering what’s allowed and what isn’t, especially if they were planning to move.
One of the most common questions we are asked these days is “can you actually move during the second lockdown?”.
The answer is yes as long as no one in your household is self-isolating or has Covid-19 symptoms. Lockdown regulations allow removals firms to continue working if infection prevention measures are respected.
Here you’ll find a quick guide to moving homes during the current lockdown.
- If you’re in the early stages of the moving process and are planning to sell your home too, booking a remote video survey is the best choice.
- Already decided on a home? Talk to your removals company asap so you can find out what protocols we’ve in place and if there’s a waiting list.
- Face coverings are not mandatory when outdoors, but you should wear one if you need to visit the removals company office in person, unless you’re exempt.
- You should practise social distancing in every stage of the moving process.
- If you have kids, it might be worth having someone look after them on moving day. We all know that children like to touch everything!
- You should do as much of your own packing as you can, and it’s not a bad idea to clean your belongings before boxing them.
At Rogers Removals we know that these are difficult and stressful times, but we’re open for business following the latest health and safety guidelines. Contact us if you have any questions!