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Moving House During COVID-19 Outbreak (Brisbane)

Moving House During COVID-19 in Queensland
Chess Moving provide professional moving house services under CODVID Safe Plan to ensure your move during COVID-19.

Please note: This blog was last updated on the 12/07/21.

Moving home can be stressful at the best of times. There is so much to get done and get organised that it is usually one of the most stressful experiences you will ever go through. Now, if you add on the fact that the world is in the middle of a pandemic, this just adds an extra layer of stress to the equation. The situation is a little better now than it was before, making it safer to move in Queensland than it would have been in the last couple of months. With some of the restrictions being lifted across Queensland, you can now move safely without having to worry.

Can I Move During These Restrictions?

Yes. Even though there are still restrictions in place, you are allowed to move home and acquire the assistance of a moving company to help you do this. There will be more safety measures in place than there would usually be, meaning that physical distancing is a must throughout the moving process. If you want to know more about the current restrictions, the Queensland Australian Government website has all of the latest information.

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What Restrictions Are In Place For Removalist Companies In Queensland?

All businesses can now open and operate under the one person per 4 square metre rule for indoor venues or spaces of 200 square metres or more. Removalist businesses not listed in this direction may operate as normal, with physical distancing observed and subject to any other applicable Public Health Directions. This means that if you do require help packing your items, we can do this for you as long as there is adequate space.

Is It Safe To Move During Coronavirus?

Yes. As long as the business that you hire to help you adheres to the COVID-19 Safety Plan. It is important that during this time, you hire a professional mover who has plenty of experience. You need to ask them about the precautions that they are currently following during the pandemic to ensure that they are taking all of the correct measures to keep you safe. The safety of the mover, you and anyone else needs to be the priority, so it’s essential that you check what processes have been put in place to ensure this.

Here at Chess Moving, we have put all possible measures into place to make sure our clients remain safe. Just because you are moving, it doesn’t mean that your safety has to be on the line. All of our members of staff adhere to strict social distancing guidelines throughout the moving process.

Can I Pack My Own Stuff?

Of course. If you would rather pack your own items rather than having a member of our team touch them, this is completely fine. We can offer you a number of different crates and cartons to pack your items in, ranging in size to suit your needs. Ensuring that our customers feel safe during the move is essential to us, so if not touching your belongings will help with this, then there is no problem at all.

Woman packing moving boxes in her home
Chess Moving offer Covid Safe crates and moving boxes in all shapes and sizes in Queensland

Does Someone Have To Enter My Home To Provide Me With A Quote?

There is no need for a member of the team to come inside your home to provide you with a quote for helping you move. In fact, at Chess Moving, we can even offer you a quote over the phone or online, all we need is some information from you. It’s simple information such as which moving service you require, where you are moving from and to, how much needs to be moved, and so on. The more accurate information that you can provide, the more accurate our quote is going to be!

If you’re worried about the spread of Coronavirus, then our online or phone quote service is the ideal solution! You don’t even have to see us until moving day comes around, and your items are ready to be loaded and moved! online quote. In addition to online quotes we also offer free consultations over the phone. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly team members about your moving needs.

Can Visitors Help Me Move?

Yes. You can have visitors at your residence, which means any member of your household can help. Or, you can have one family member or friend who doesn’t live with you come to your home and help you move. Make sure that you are always keeping yourself updated on these guidelines though, because they can change at any point. At the moment, as long as the person is following the restriction rules and maintaining social distance, this is fine.

Moving House Under COVID Safety Framework in Queensland
Chess Moving are here to help you move house under Queensland COVID Safety Framework

How Can I Help Make The Move Safe?

The first thing that you can do is let us know as soon as possible if you are sick. We want to minimise the risk of infection, and this might mean rescheduling your moving date. Or, we may be able to take certain precautions, and the move may be able to go ahead, but we need to know ahead of time to make this work.

You should also be providing hygiene products to the mover. The best thing that you can do is leave hand sanitiser by the door that the movers will be entering and exiting through so that they can ensure their hands are clean. If you leave soap and paper towels by the sink, the movers will be able to wash their hands when necessary. This will make the coming in and out of the home safer for everyone involved.

Finally, you need to make sure that you are not using boxes that someone else has given to you or recycled boxes.

What Happens If More Restrictions Are Put Into Place?

If there are more restrictions put into place that mean your scheduled move can’t go ahead, we will work with you to reschedule to a better time. This will be at the earliest convenience for both parties to ensure that the move is as prompt as possible. Where this isn’t possible, we will give you credit or a refund where applicable.

Choosing Chess Moving

If you need help moving during the Coronavirus, Chess Moving are here to support you. We can meet all of your needs while still maintaining our distance, ensuring that the entire process is as safe as possible. We are a professional company that is committed to providing you the best possible service while minimising the risk of the spread of Coronavirus. Our experience makes us the best choice to help you move to your new home in Queensland, so get in touch with us if you want to enquire about our services. Get in touch today!

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COVID-19 Restrictions

Please note many Australian States are currently under different government enforced restrictions. Please visit your local state or Territories web page for current restrictions. Contact your local Chess Moving office for additional information.

With the corona virus (COVID-19) affecting communities, families, and people around the world, this is a difficult time for all of us. Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected, directly or indirectly. At Chess Moving Australia, our priority remains the health and well-being of our employees, customers, and partners.

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