Moving House During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Deciding to move into a new home can be stressful, regardless as to the time of year that you choose to do it. However, moving to a new home in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic has added all sorts of worries and stresses into the mix that people have never had to deal with before.

It is important that if you have COVID-19 or think you need to self-isolate that you do not move home until your isolation period has ended. For those people who have not experienced symptoms of the Coronavirus, it is acceptable for you to move into a new home, but there are some guidelines and safety measures that you will need to follow to keep yourself and others safe.

Keep your Distance

Since the government has introduced new social distancing guidelines, this has slightly altered the way that you will be buying your new home and selling your current one.

Instead of meeting an estate agent at a property for a guided tour, you will now be able to view properties virtually from your own home, minimalising social contact. Sometimes a virtual viewing is not available. In these circumstances it is important to always remain at least two metres away from anyone that is not part of your household, wash your hands frequently and wear a face mask to help keep yourself and others safe.

In addition to virtual viewings, you will be asked to vacate your home when people are coming to view it. It is important that you clean your home before and after people come to view it as well, as this helps to prevent the spread of the virus.

When it comes to moving day, it is important that you use a reliable removal company that follows the government guidelines. Many removal companies such as Gallagher’s of Newcastle can assist you, ensuring your moving day runs smoothly, even in a pandemic.