Moving During a Pandemic: What You Should Know

Hiring removalists is usually the best way to move house, but they are especially helpful during a pandemic. Here at Caloundra Removals and Storage, we want to help you complete all the tasks involved with moving, whatever the external factors may be. With the pandemic currently affecting everyday life, moving can be even more stressful than usual, which is why it’s nice to have professionals on your side. Here are some tips to help your move go smoothly during this pandemic. 

Pandemic or not, sometimes moving is time constrained and you need to get it done now. However, you want to be sure you have access to the services you need to help you get your move done. Some of these services may be unavailable due to covid-19 restrictions so make sure you know what you’re getting into if you are planning a move anytime soon. 

Cleaning Precautions

With a virus going around, it’s important to make sure cleaning takes priority. Be sure that your removalist sanitises equipment between moves so that’s safe and sanitary to have in your home. You can also clean and sanitise your new home, using the proper PPE equipment, before you settle in. And of course, wearing masks is recommended by all so that you are protected and so are the removalists you hire to help you move. Likewise, be sure you are practicing social distancing during the move as well. 

Moving with Professionals

Perhaps you feel safer moving by yourself during these times. Keep in mind that since social distancing is in effect in many areas, that means you can’t simply recruit friends and family members to help you so you will be left doing most of the tasks yourself. Not only can this take a lot of extra time, but it also adds a lot of stress to moving day. Hiring a professional will make sure you plan accordingly.

What Moving Companies are Doing

All over the world, removalists are following certain protocols to ensure that moving is safe during this covid-19 pandemic. That includes following all government mandates, social distancing, cleaning trucks and equipment, wearing masks and gloves and using hand sanitiser frequently. Many moving companies are still in operation during the pandemic.

If you need the help of removalists during this ongoing pandemic, call Caloundra Removals and Storage to get a quote for your moving needs. 

Following the recent lockdown for South East Queensland, we can advise we are operating as normal as our industry is deemed an essential service. Our crews have all the required PPE and many are being regularly tested.

Unfortunately our Sydney operation based in Ingleburn is restricted to receiving and dispatching freight from our warehouse only.

We are not servicing Victoria ourselves but are working closely with our agents of more than 20 years to ensure we service our customers moving to or from Victoria the best we can.

North Queensland is operating as per normal.

If there are any queries or concerns involving your removal, please feel free to call on 1300 723 783 or email: operations@caloundraremovals.com.au

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE is committed to ensuring the health and safety of workers and others affected by our work activities.  We place the highest priority on making sure work activities are carried out safely and reasonable measures are taken to remove (or reduce if they can’t be eliminated) risks to the health and safety of workers and others.  People are our most important asset and safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a potential hazard for workers and other people at workplaces. CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will apply the necessary measures in order to protect workers and all other persons from contracting COVID-19.

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will to keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 information and advice to ensure that any action taken is measured and appropriate. This includes closely monitoring the Australian Government Department of Health and any advice from state or territory government agencies.

CALOUNDRA REMOVALS & STORAGE will initiate control measures that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and promote our infection control procedure.
  • Ensuring workers are aware of the isolation/quarantine periods in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health.
  • Providing clear advice to workers about actions they should take if they become unwell or think they may have the symptoms of coronavirus, in accordance with advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and state or territory health department.
  • Eliminating or minimising international work travel, in line with the travel advice on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website.
  • Providing regular updates to workers about the situation and any changes to organisational policies or procedures.
  • Contingency planning to manage staff absences
  • Providing workers with information and links to relevant services should they require support.

Workers also have a duty to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and to not adversely affect the health and safety of others. Workers should be reminded to always practice good hygiene and other measures to protect themselves and other against infection. This includes:

  • To self-isolate if returning from an overseas trip, or being in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Washing their hands often, with soap and water, or carrying hand sanitiser and using it as needed
  • Covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing, but not using their hands to do so
  • Seeing a health care professional if they start to feel unwell
  • If unwell, avoiding contact with others (including shaking hands or other touching, such as hugging).
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