Moving House During Lockdown

Moving houses usually take days of preparation and help from plenty of people even at the best of times. However, strict government protocols are still in place covering every aspect of goods and services as Covid-19 cases surge. If you’re moving home over the next few weeks, you’re probably feeling worried and apprehensive. So what happens when you plan to move in the middle of a global pandemic where the majority of the business establishments are closed and you’re supposed to maintain distance from anyone around you? 

There are some checklists that you should follow during the pandemic. First of all, if you are experiencing symptoms of the Covid-19 disease, it is important to practice self-isolation and refrain from leaving your home to prevent spreading the virus even more. On the other hand, relocating to another residence for a variety of reasons is permitted if you aren’t self-isolating. Prior to the move, it is important to spend some time to properly sanitize high-touch surfaces such as keys, doorknobs, handles, etc. 

Although the government advises renters and homebuyers to delay moving house during lockdown, people are free to do so if it was unavoidable and seek help from reputable Removalist companies. Currently, Removalist companies are considered as an essential logistics service, so you can rest assured that you can find a qualified partner to help you safely relocate your furniture and belongings.

As of this writing, Melbourne went into stage four (4) lockdown. As a result, property inspections and real estate auctions are only allowed to be done remotely, but moving home in Geelong is still permitted. The Removals industry is not banned from operating, provided that we meet safety precautions imposed by the local government and health sectors. 

We understand that this is a difficult period for everyone and we are working hard to ensure that we comply with all the necessary measures to minimize the potential spread of the Covid-19 virus for all concerned and to ensure our customers have a safe moving experience.

If you need a removalist, get these guys. We have way too much stuff, but Tom and Cam smashed it out so quickly – and with a smile on their face the whole time. Great service, fair price, and no issues.

Johnathan McMaugh


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