Planning Ahead,Moving During a local Lockdown

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Planning Ahead,Moving During a local Lockdown

For people preparing a relocation, the potential of new lockdown action spells more uncertainty and a lot of concerns. Will you have to reschedule your move? What kind of things can you do now to make sure it doesn’t damage your relocation?

By booking with Camp Hopson, you are least likely to have to reschedule because we perform completely safe relocations. We did this throughout the original lockdown, providing emergency removals and storage for people from Newbury and all over Berkshire.

How to Prepare for a Lockdown in Berkshire –

If you’re already in the process of moving, it’s time to evaluate your relocation to see how far along you are. Do you have a removal company? If there are delays, can you store your belongings somewhere? You need to have a contingency plan in place for all eventualities. And by working with Camp Hopson, you’ll have lots of backup in the event of a lockdown.

During the previous lockdown, self storage became a life-saving service for people who were stranded by gaps in moving dates or issues with buying or selling their home. The beauty of storage is there’s no long-term contract, so you can store for as long as it suits you. Whether that’s two weeks or two months, you’ll have a lot of flexibility.

Camp Hopson offers last-minute relocations, which means we can deploy our team within a matter of hours for emergencies. We were fully operational through the first lockdown, which gives us the right experience to do this efficiently and safely. Our teams have all the necessary removal’s tools and know-how to take on any job.

Emergency Removals Services Available –

The recent changes in the pandemic response will see more cities and regions increase to a higher tier. With this comes more restrictions, although some of the details differ on specific aspects. Ultimately, things will inevitably be trickier to undertake, especially if you’re planning on moving. This is where you’ll need to check with everyone in your mortgage chain to see if delays are likely.

From our side of things, it’s business as usual. We’ll assess your circumstances to work out how urgent your relocation is. Then we’ll use the information you give us to suggest the most suitable removals package with a free, no-obligation quotation. Furthermore, we have excellent storage options if you need somewhere secure for your belongings.

While it’s always better to have more time to plan and prepare a move, there are times when things need to happen straight away. This doesn’t mean our emergency relocation customers suffer a lower standard of service. We’ll use the same process as usual while making sure we act quickly to get your relocation underway as soon as possible.

The Benefits of Self Storage When Moving –

Self storage is a vital service for anyone who’s planning on moving to a new house or flat. 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 would be when someone needs to move in with their extended family at short notice. It’s often impossible to transport everything across and find enough space to store them all. And the usual ways of reducing your possessions aren’t available.

Camp Hopson offers last-minute storage services because we understand things don’t always go to plan. 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 products that kill coronavirus from surfaces.

Our Covid-19 Health Policy –

Camp Hopson created a Covid-19 Health Policy to ensure we met the highest standards of safe removals and storage during the initial lockdown. Now that we’re potentially heading into further local lockdowns, we have this resource to continue attaining the safest moves and storage in Berkshire. Additionally, we will provide updates on any significant developments to how we operate when introducing them.

This health and safety policy is our commitment to our customers and staff. It aims to promote the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitisation, with a view of preventing any new infections of Covid-19. While we understand how vital a relocation is, it must always be done safely and within the guidelines set by the government and the World Health Organisation.

Every member of our removal’s team will regularly wash or sanitise their hands, which includes before arrival and throughout the job. Camp Hopson provides our team’s with PPE equipment and hand sanitiser. We wipe down any surfaces or frequently touched objects with disinfectant wipes. We also suggest booking a professional cleaning service which we can provide a referral for.

We’re also taking inquiries and bookings from online video platforms. Video quoting, via WhatsApp, Facetime, Skype or Zoom, is how we offer quotes. We can conduct in-person meetings where necessary, but we’re trying to limit them. These measures will help reduce any risks of infection without causing any issues with the services we offer. We will always be available to discuss your relocation by phone, email, or on one of the video platforms.

Safer Removals and Storage in Newbury –

It’s Camp Hopson’s responsibility to provide the safest removals and storage possible. As we discussed in the previous section, that’s why we apply a robust health and safety policy, specific to Covid-19. We ensure every van has PPE and cleaning equipment, and our team follows health and safety to the exact detail. But it doesn’t stop there because we strive to prevent any new infections completely.

We thoroughly clean our depot daily to reduce the risk of contamination from any germs or pathogens. Additionally, we regularly update our procedures to ensure we take any guidance on board. Camp Hopson is part of the pandemic response in Newbury and Berkshire, and we’re doing our part.

This is another reason why we offer affordable removals and storage packages. We know that every household and business’s budgets are suffering. That’s why we have below industry standard rates. The previous lockdown saw a spike in specific services, which shows how vital our sector is. Therefore, it’s crucial we can help as many people as possible with value for money services.

Other Tips on Covid-19 Safety –

It’s important that you keep up with the latest updates and information on Covid-19, especially ones that are relevant to where you’re staying in Berkshire. Remember, 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 websites.

Please keep up to date with advice on preventative measures, such as using face masks, hand sanitiser and soap. Social distancing is vital to preventing the spread of this coronavirus. You must try to keep a safe distance from other people if you have to leave your home. Furthermore, try and limit your outings and consider options for things like home deliveries.

Our immune systems will need some extra attention, especially because we’re also in the influenza season. Take care of yourself by doing daily exercise and improving your diet. Wherever possible, increase your intake of fruit and vegetables, take multivitamins; specifically, vitamin c and zinc, do daily routine and improve your sleeping habits.

Camp Hopson – Newbury and Berkshire’s Lockdown Removals Company –

The truth is, we’re all feeling pandemic fatigue, and no one wants to think about new lockdowns. Many people will hope it doesn’t affect their county and carry on as normal. However, we all know the potential for issues if we fail to have a plan in place. That’s why we suggest preparing for a lockdown, so you’re ready to jump into action.

By working with Camp Hopson, you’ll receive excellent customer service from a team who will assist you at every stage. We have a range of removal and storage options to choose from, which makes it possible to meet everyone’s requirements.  Every package we offer is affordable, and we have the means to accommodate last-minute jobs.

If you want to prepare for a local lockdown in Berkshire, please contact us today. We can guide you through our services and provide a free quotation.