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Moving House During COVID-19 Restrictions in Sydney (Updated 2021)

Moving House During COVID-19 in NSW
Chess Moving provide professional moving house services in place to ensure your move during COVID-19 restrictions is as safe as possible

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

Moving to a new house can be stressful - anyone who has done it knows that! However, we are in the middle of a global pandemic, and stress comes with a territory! With new rules and regulations, you need to consider how these could affect your move and what you could do to make things go as smoothly as possible.

While the situation in NSW has improved a recent spike in cases has caused the government to institute stay at home orders for anyone located in the Greater Sydney region including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour. These restrictions will remain in place until at least 11:59pm on Friday the 16th of July. So, with these restrictions in place, can you move house? If so, is it safe to do so? Read on to get the answers to these and many more common questions we get regards looking to move to a new home at this time.

Can I Move House Under New Restrictions in NSW?

Yes. Moving to a new place of residence, or between your different places of residence is considered a resonable excuse to leave home even for residents of the Greater Sydney region who are currently under stay at home orders. Please refer to the government guidelines on what you can do in NSW for the most up to date details. 

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What Restrictions Are In Place For Removalists in NSW?

Removal companies are able to operate now in NSW, but given the current situation, the removal industry has had to review the operational procedures that they have in place carefully. COVID-19 Safety Plans has been operated in Chess Moving. We fulfil our obligations under Public Health Orders to minimise risk of transmission of COVID-19. A full risk assessment will be carried out of your move, and all our staff will be wearing masks and keeping social distancing.

Is It Safe To Move House During The Pandemic?

Yes, Chess Moving is committed to ensuring that you get the move that you need so we will follow a COVID-19 Safety Plan. It would help if you felt secure that the company that you choose has the right measures in place to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. It would help if you had a team correctly equipped throughout the process to ensure that your move is completed correctly. At Chess Moving, we're confident that you will be happy with our moving services. We are working with the government guidelines to ensure that any precautionary measures against Coronavirus are taken seriously. You need a professional mover like Chess Moving to get you from A to B without incident!

Am I Allowed To Pack My Own Belongings?

Yes, you can. If you want to ensure that no one else touches your things unless absolutely necessary, we are on board with that. We have a range of crates and cartons, boxes and bubble wrap that will help you with your move. Our crates are clean, crush-proof, and easy to use and built to withstand travel. We are happy to drop these materials to you so that you can pack them ready for moving day. This will minimise transmission of any bacteria, and you can ensure that you are confident about your move.

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

Are My Family & Friends Allowed To Help With The Move?

It depends on where you are located. If you are within the Greater Sydney region who are currently under stay at home orders, helping a family member or friend move would not be considered a resonable excuse to leave home. For other areas of NSW you may have up to 5 visitors from another household at any one time. 

Does Someone have to Come into My Home to Give Me a Moving Quote?

No, Our goal is to make your move a comfortable, safe experience. Chess Moving offers free 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.

Moving House Under COVID Safety Plan
Chess Moving are here to help you move house under COVID Safety Plan

Is There Anything I Can Do To Make My Move As Safe As Possible?

Great question! In typical situations, we'd say that we've got you covered, and we still do! However, COVID-19 is not predictable, and we need to work together to ensure that the numbers don't climb. We'd love it if you ensure that you notify us in advance if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. We'd also prefer it if you didn't use recycle boxes for your belongings, as we can't guarantee that they haven't been touched by someone carrying Coronavirus. Lastly, providing our movers with hand gel is much appreciated before and during the moving and unloading process. Feel free to contact us for information about other best practices.

What Happens to My Scheduled Move If Further Restrictions are Put in Place?

Sometimes, restrictions pop up without any warning. At Chess Moving, we will work with you to make sure that your move is moved to the earliest possible date. If we cannot accommodate your move to a new date, we'll give you credit to use us later, or a refund instead. Coronavirus is affecting us all, but if we can make life easier for you in the middle of it, we will.

Choosing Chess Moving

Use our online quote calculator today, and you will have a cost ready for your move. Then speak to our experts about our packing materials and equipment. We will work with you to ensure that you get a swift and careful service, from the quote to the final unloading at your new home. Whether you move domestically or internationally, our team is ready and waiting to help you. Get in touch today!

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