Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Below is taken from the government web site 15/05/20

Government website advice

Moving your belongings

Removal firms are able to operate, although they may need to adjust usual procedures in order to ensure moves happen as safely as possible.

  • We encourage you to contact removal firms as early as possible in advance of your move.

You and your household should also try and do as much of the packing yourself as possible. However, where this is not possible, you should speak to your removal firms in advance.

  • We ask that, where possible, youclean your belongings, with standard domestic cleaning products before they are handled by others, including removal firms.

  • Whilst the removers are in your home, you should ensure any internal doors are open and seek to minimise your contact with the crew, maintaining a distance of at least 2 metres where possible.

  • All parties should wash their hands and avoid touching surfaces where possible to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus.

  • You should not provide refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible, which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.