We here at Mooving Matters we go out of our way to continually provide reliable and essential moving and relocations services. In the event of the state wide lockdown, we aim to make sure all the stress of a move during these trying times can be made as easy as possible, whilst also ensuring we are adhering to all the governments rules and regulations.
Please note: This was last updated on the 21st of July, 2021.
Relocating and moving houses is something people usually dread doing. Most people who have done it, usually hate to go through it again. Being that we are in a global crisis right now with the covid 19, and with the situation it currently is in Sydney, fears are even greatly heightened than normal unfortunately. Currently there are new regulations in place that the NSW government have put in place, so these definitely need to be considered and addressed in terms of how this will impact your move. What Mooving Matters aims to do is to alleviate all the problems and stress associated with the move.
Currently the situation in Greater Sydney has unfortunately seen the numbers spike to over 100 a day, there or thereabouts. This has resulted in the NSW government issuing stay at home orders for most of Sydney, also including other such places such as Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Central Coast. The restriction will likely stay in place at leas until early August it would seem.
So, what’s the story now with moving? Are we able to move during the lockdown? And if so, are we breaking any rules? Read below to get some of the more common queries and questions we get regarding the lockdown, and what you can do to make sure your moving process during lockdown runs as smoothly as possible.
Am I ABLE to MOVE DURING THE LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS IN SYDNEY?
The short answer is “Yes” you are absolutely able to move during the lockdown. Moving or relocating to a new place of residence within Sydney is deemed and considered to be a valid reason to leave your home. This applies to people in greater Sydney, even though you are currently under lockdown laws where you are required to stay at home.
If you are still not sure, you can always double check on the NSW governments website to double check it for peace of mind. Go to https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney#stay-at-home-rules for the most up to date information.
SO, what rules do the removalists have to follow? what can and CAN’T they do?
Currently all operating removalist companies have the green light from the government to continue to work and complete jobs in NSW. But the situation with the outbreak for covid 19 has resulted in certain precautions and measures to be taken into consideration. Mooving Matters has taken the necessary safety measures to adhere with the NSW governments guidelines regarding covid 19 rules. We aim to minimise the risk of the outbreak, by ensuring that all our staff are required to ear masks whilst on jobs, whilst at the same time also respecting the social distancing rules in place. We will determine the risks involved prior to us beginning your moving job, to provide a clear picture of what needs to take place.
What are the safety implications during the lockdown?
Mooving Matters will take all necessary safety measures in order to ensure that you the customer will get the correct move done that comply by all the necessary safety standards. We will conduct a safety plan before the move to give you peace of mind. We have the necessary safety equipment as well, so that the move will go as smooth as possible.
We have years of experience in getting your moving job done securely and efficiently. The government guidelines and rules will be followed to a strict tee, and all precaution will be taken in regards to the outbreak. Let us bring our year of experience to help you with your job.
What about my own stuff? Can I pack that?
Yes, you can. If you want to ensure that no one else touches your things unless absolutely you can pack your own belongs and look after anything you might deem important yourself. If there’s anything in particular that you don’t want us to move, just let us know before hand and we are happy to comply with your wishes. We offer a vast range of packing tools such as boxes should you need them, as well as bubble wrapping, and cartons a swell you it be needed. These materials are able to be provided on short notice, just let us know before hand so we can organise that for you. This can help to provide a cleaner move and help to minimise anything such as the bacteria passing on.
Can I get friends and family to help with the moving process?
At this stage, due to the NSW governments new rules it is not recommended you get your friends and family to help with the move. Under the current rules in place, it is not a suitable enough reason for your friends and family to take the risk and help out. If you can, enlist the help of the professionals and let us alleviate the headache of the move for you.
To get a quote for moving, packing and unpacking services, do you have to come for an IN-PERSON visit for the removalist quote?
This is totally up to you the customer. If you require us to come for a visit first to quote, then we will definitely see what we can do. Of course, every precaution will be taken in terms of a mask being worn and social distancing.
Should you require a quote online or over the phone, please either email us or call us on our phone number to enquire.
What can I do to make the move as safe as I possibly can?
If you can, not using boxes that already been used or recycled recently is a great way of ensuring that bacteria and organisms have not passed onto the boxes, therefore increasing the chances of the bacteria from spreading from person to person.
If the customers are experiencing sick like symptoms or are not feeling well prior to the move, we recommend you let us know as soon as you can. This way we can work together to come up with a solution. That may come in the form of us and the customer having to physical social distance at all times during the moves.
The last tip we would give would be to constantly washing hands to remove the germs, or be constantly using the hand gel to help against the bacteria spreading.
What will happen if the restrictions change and how will that affect my booking?
The covid 19 virus decisions can be very unpredictable as the situation changes every day. We will ensure that we will work together to accommodate your move at the earliest possible date should anything be altered. If something cannot be arranged, then we guarantee that a full credit will be applied to make up for your time.
Please contact us at Mooving Matters for any queries regarding your move and any packing and unpacking tasks during the NSW lockdown, to help us take all the hassle away from a stressful move.