Don’t worry you’re not alone, a recent discussion with Sydney local removalists WridgWays showed people are still moving in Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not that moving will be without its difficulties, but here are some questions they encounter regularly from people who are looking to navigate the moving experience as safely as possible.
Is it ethical to work with local removalists?
The only way to answer this question is to call the company in advance and inquire about their coronavirus protocols. Because health and safety is not a one-size-fits-all approach, only work with companies who have strict protocols in place requiring all customers and employees to practice social distancing and to wear masks.
They should be able to clearly detail the steps that have been put in place to protect both you and their employees from the virus. To minimize your exposure, most companies will advise that you pack your own belongings but leave the heavy lifting to the specialists. The vast majority of removalists will insist that their employees wear masks and have handwashing stations placed at both ends of the move to ensure the health and safety of everyone concerned.
What PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) do I need?
On top of hand sanitizer and masks if you’re going to stop during the move for any small transactions, it’s advisable to wear disposable gloves, also any time you can either sanitize or wash your hands so so, and always avoid touching your face. Despite earlier warnings, you don’t need to go OCD on sanitizing the surrounding surfaces, recent guidelines have shown that this is not the primary way that the virus is transferred
Can I get family and friends to help?
Local government guidelines show you can have up to 20 visitors at a time in your home right now. So getting family and friends to help you during the move is perfectly acceptable. Remember that you are responsible for their health and safety so make sure you have additional gloves, masks and hand cleaning and sanitizing equipment available. I don’t even know who should try to observe safe social distinguishing measures.
Some tips to safely navigate your move to Sydney:
- One thing we have learned in 2020 is that COVID-19 is unpredictable and we have to work together as a community to prevent it from spreading.
- If at any point between booking and your day of move you feel sick, we would like you to postpone your move.
- It’s advisable not to use recycled boxes. Tracking who touches them beforehand is difficult.
- Keeping socially distanced from you the removalists team but also prove very helpful as this will allow them to remain focused on their job, which is moving and unloading your belongings quickly and safely.
Living through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has been exhausting and has been even more stressful for anyone who has lost loved ones or has contracted this illness. The team at Sydney local removalists Wridgways would like to encourage you to be kind to yourself and take breaks.