Emergency and Last-Minute Removals in Berkshire

Posted on April 7, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Emergency and Last-Minute Removals in Berkshire

If you’re planning a relocation, it’s often advisable to start doing some research on your new location and how you’re getting there several months in advance. However, we can’t predict the future, and our circumstances might mean we have to move straight away.

We do have to advise our customers that Camp Hopson is still open during the COVID-19 lockdown, mainly to undertake emergency relocations. So, if you find yourself with an urgent last-minute situation, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you.

How to Book a Last-Minute Removals Service –

The business community in Berkshire is stepping up to the challenges we all face from the threat of COVID-19. With this in mind, there has been a government directive to limit or close any non-essential businesses. We want to assure our customers that Camp Hopson is still open, but we’re currently operating in a limited capacity during this current lockdown.

We urge anyone who the government designates as an essential worker to contact us regarding any removals and storage requirements. There are some health and safety procedures we have in place to reduce contact. Our team will prioritise anyone who has an urgent need for removals or a related service if the circumstance means putting off a move would be detrimental.

If you contact us by phone or email, we’ll assess your circumstances to advise if it meets our emergency removals criteria. Then we’ll discuss our range of removals options and any additional services. At this time, we can’t guarantee every service we usually offer is available for emergency bookings. Until the end of this initial lockdown, we’ll look at every relocation inquiry on an individual basis.

Postponing Non-Essential Relocations –

During the initial discussions at the governmental level, all removals and storage situations were deemed non-essential. However, after several instances, it was clear that moving and storing services often require emergency action. In a scenario where putting off an upcoming relocation or storage rental could cause dire consequences, such as bankruptcy and similar, Camp Hopson will assist you.

Although things are temporarily on hold for most new removals and storage jobs, planning forward is always a good idea. We’re still available to discuss the specifics of your relocation and can make assessments over the phone or by email. You can take this time to start preparing your items for storage, which we’ll discuss in more detail in this article.

The Camp Hopson team will provide additional planning and organising assistance if we need to rearrange your relocation date. We will do everything possible to reduce any issues a postponement might cause. And we’ll contact you straight away if any new advice is given on reducing the impact of the lockdown for things like businesses.

Looking Ahead – Start Planning Several Months in Advance –

Camp Hopson has been providing removals for people and businesses in Newbury for over one hundred and fifty years. In that time, you can imagine that we have been in just about every type of relocation situation conceivable. We know from experience that most successful relocations require a certain amount of planning.

We appreciate that postponing your move will cause issues somewhere along the line. However, it’s also worth looking at this from another perspective and using the additional time to do more research. And another truism about relocating to a new area – there is no such thing as too much preparation.

The Camp Hopson team are currently accepting future bookings, and we can be flexible should you need to move dates around. Our team will be available to assist with any planning or rescheduling tips you might need. And we’ll be here to discuss any developments with regards to changes in our operational capacity.

From the results from other countries who are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, lockdowns are effective. This means that businesses can begin trading again by summertime. Although it’s too early to make any predictions. For now, we will gladly book a provisional date for your relocation with a promise to contact you with any updates.

Using Self Storage in Emergency Situations –

Self storage is an extremely useful service for anyone who’s relocating for a number of reasons. People often find it’s easier to pack things when they remove items out of their home as they go. It creates more space and also means that their possessions are in a safe and secure environment. And that’s one of the main advantages of storage – the additional security measures in place.

However, when it comes to emergency situations, self storage can become a safety net. An example might be one where a person(s) needs to move in with their extended family for whatever reason. It’s often impossible to move everything across and find enough space to store them all. And the usual ways of reducing your possessions aren’t available.

Camp Hopson is also running our self storage operations in a limited capacity, but we understand that some situations need emergency measures. And for this reason, we will take on new storage jobs. We will do everything possible to reduce contact during your move-in, which also includes signing contracts via email. Our facilities are spotlessly clean, and we use cleaning products that kill coronavirus from surfaces.

Other Tips for Staying Safe in Berkshire –

It’s essential to keep up with the latest updates and information on COVID-19, especially ones that are relevant to your local area. Moreover, you should only reshare information from credible sources that are factually correct. For practical advice on how to best avoid contracting the virus, you can check out the WHO and NHS sites.

Please keep up to date with advice on preventative measures, such as using face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and soap. Social distancing is vital. You must try to keep a safe distance from other people if you have to leave your home. Furthermore, try and limit your outings to once a week and only for essential items.

It’s important to remember to take care of yourself and try to build up your immune system. Wherever possible, up your intake of fruit and veg, take multivitamins; specifically, vitamin c and zinc, do daily exercise and improve your sleeping habits. And this will sound dull, but it’s also a good idea to reduce alcohol and refined sugar for the next couple of months.

Camp Hopson – We Can Handle Any Emergency Removals and Storage Situation in Berkshire –

At Camp Hopson, our number one priority is to provide the highest standard of removals service. Additionally, it’s crucial that we operate ethically and safely, which is why we’re complying fully with the government’s guidelines. However, we’re also aware that certain situations require emergency decisions, and we’ll jump into action when a last-minute removal is needed.

You’ll always find someone available to discuss any aspect of your move. Our team are here to help you find the right removals or storage package for your needs. We will gladly take you through our ranges of services and guide you through the planning stages of your upcoming relocation. Should you need to postpone your move, we’ll keep in contact with you to ensure you’re up to speed on any progress.

Camp Hopson – Newbury and Berkshire’s Favourite Removals Provider –

If you’re in a situation where you might need an emergency relocation, please contact us today. We’ll be able to assess your situation in detail to make a suitable recommendation for your upcoming move in Berkshire.