The world has seen better days.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has infected more than one million people worldwide. It’s spreading rapidly and has claimed more than 70,000 lives already.
In these circumstances, it’s crucial to follow safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of yourself and those around you.
Disinfecting your belongings, washing your hands regularly and protecting your eyes and nose are some of the preventive measures the WHO has advised people to follow.
If you’re above 60 or immunocompromised, it’s best that you postpone your moving. If you’re young and healthy, take all precautionary measures before you start moving your belongings.
Some things that you need to consider before moving in these circumstances are:
1. Are moving services operating in your area?
As Canada moves towards lockdown, some provinces are only allowing essential services to operate.
A few provinces consider movers to be essential services, while others don’t. Before deciding a date, check the news to see if the movers in your area are allowed to run their operations.
2. Are the movers following precautionary measures?
If you’ve booked a mover, connect with them to see if they’re following all precautionary measures.
You don’t want someone who’s infected to touch your belongings, as the virus lives on surfaces for up to 3 days. Make sure that the movers are wearing protective gear when they come to pick your boxes.
To avoid contact, leave your boxes somewhere outside your house where the movers can pick them up.
Don’t shake hands with your movers and ensure that both of you are at a safe distance from each other while speaking.
3. What precautions should you take while moving?
If you’ve decided to move, you must use new boxes and other packing supplies. Sanitize your boxes with alcohol wipes before using them.
Wear gloves and don’t touch your face while buying them.
If a family member is experiencing the symptoms of coronavirus, inform your movers beforehand. Make sure that the infected family member is self-isolating and arrange hygiene products for the movers.
If you plan on cancelling, make sure you inform your movers sooner rather than later. Make sure you know their policies for schedule changes, cancellations and refunds beforehand.
Find safe and reliable movers in Winnipeg, Manitoba
At Wiebe’s Moving and Storage, we provide safe and clean moving services, whether you’re moving within Winnipeg or relocating cross-country in Canada. Call us today at our toll-free number 1-888-329-8899 or our Winnipeg number 204-944-0085.