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Guidelines for COVID19 Moving 

The Ontario government announces no new COVID restrictions in Ontario. In fact, they consider moving as an essential service to allow businesses and services like ours to continue operating during the COVID 19 pandemic. The relocation of our client’s belongings for the moving day remains our responsibility. We commit to making our clients’ moves as quick and efficient as possible while keeping in mind the risks that our employees and clients may face as a result of the COVID-1919 virus. Moving has low contamination risks because it does not involve our customers or employees coming into contact with large crowds. Our careful measures to reduce the risk of spreading COVID 19 during the course of our business aims to keep our clients satisfied. While eliminating the risk of COVID 19 so that you can have a stress-free moving day. Here are some things you can expect from us, as well as what we expect from you as our clients, in order to protect the valuable health and safety of our staff members and our clients.

Every year, a large number of residents relocate or move, mostly relying on the additional help of family and friends. Take all necessary precautions to protect your family, yourself, and others from the COVID-19 virus if you find yourself in this situation. Before making a move, be aware of the  following recommendations to limit virus spread during your move-in.

COVID 19 Protocol for Our Employees

By meeting off-site, our moving crews limit the spread of COVID19 among themselves. All members of our staff are aware of the minimum COVID 19 symptoms that would require testing. They are supposed to notify the head office if any staff members show signs of illness, including symptoms that do not meet the minimum symptoms. We screen our employees for travel records within the last 30 days, and any record will deny the employee from working. Any crew member who shows signs of coughing, fever, or difficulty breathing will be removed from the job site.

COVID 19 Protocol for Our Clients

We request that our clients and staff members take precautions in protecting themselves from COVID19. They are to inform us of all members of the household’s travel history for the previous 14 days from the moving date, as well as any COVID19 symptoms such as sore throat, fever, or difficulty breathing. Knowing the conditions of anybody that may be present on moving day, such as other friends or family members, is also part of performing full due diligence.

The COVID19 virus can survive for one whole day on surfaces made of cardboard and up to 2 or 3 days on plastic and stainless steel. We recommend that the boxes be left untouched for 24 hours after being placed in their new home. After that wipe them down with wipes or soap.

Before Moving Day

  • Check with the truck rental or moving company to see if the moving truck has been disinfected with an alcohol-based solution.
  • Have a good supply of cleaning products on hand.
  • Plan your sequence of actions to ensure that “social distancing” measures are always followed during your move.
  • Drop off smaller items in the entryway to limit passing through rooms unnecessarily.
  • Disinfect and clean frequently touched and exposed surfaces for example furniture, tables, etc.
  • Pack as many boxes as possible before moving, and use caution when handling objects.
  • Agree on when you will take possession of the living space with the former tenant or the landlord to avoid running into that group on moving day.

What to Expect During Moving Day

On moving day, both our clients and employees must keep a 6-foot distance and wear masks at all times. Only one family member should be available in the house to keep an eye on the movers. To prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus, our crew members will disinfect door knobs and metal/plastic surfaces.

Moving goods is a physically demanding job that will cause our movers to work harder and have brief periods of heavy breathing. We do not require our movers to wear masks when doing so would significantly hinder their work. This includes situations when our movers must rely on their strength to transport and lift heavy furniture. This is the primary reason our clients hire us. We ask our clients to consider our movers’ well-being if they feel the need to remove their masks in order to perform as safely and efficiently as possible.

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms on moving day, postpone the move and follow the measures prescribed by Public Health officials.
  • Do not accept help from someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, has been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, traveledlled in the last 14 days, or has been told to quarantine.
  • Remind everyone at the beginning of the move about the importance of following the hygiene measures prescribed by government authorities, and make someone in charge of it.
  • Limit the number of people in one room.
  • Wear a mask or a face covering and follow the 2-meter physical distancing rule with everyone, whether movers, friends, or relatives, inside the dwelling as well as in the building’s hallways and elevators (two people maximum).
  • Straps can be used to move large appliances so that both distancing and safety measures are respected.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Entrust pets to one person who will care for them outside the house.
  • Before you leave your old place, clean empty rooms and disinfect doorknobs with an alcohol-based cleaner for the next occupant.
  • And to avoid handling paper, choose electronic bill delivery whenever possible.

After moving in

  • Use an alcohol-based solution to clean and disinfect the rooms, paying special attention to frequently touched surfaces such as furniture, appliances, doorknobs, and so on.
  • Wait at least 24 hours before discarding of your empty boxes;
  • Do not mix dirty laundry, and disinfect all fabrics, including sheets, towels, and clothing, in hot water with your regular laundry detergent.
  • Pay close attention to cleaning the bathroom (walls, sink, toilet, and bathtub).

Other Considerations

COVID19 has created extremely difficult circumstances in which the moving day may need to be postponed or altered to protect both our customers and our employees. Moving may be prohibited in some buildings, such as apartments and condominiums, to protect higher-risk occupants, such as seniors. In the incident that an employee becomes ill and is unable to work that day, we will replace them. We will also reschedule the move if we discover that one of our clients has become ill. And we kindly request that such information be disclosed for the safety of both our clients and our employees.

There may be other circumstances in which we must make a decision on whether or not to relocate. Please be patient if such an event occurs. At Canadian CT Movers, we are committed to providing outstanding moving services to our clients while also doing everything in our power to ensure that COVID-19 is safely contained and, eventually, no risk to our valued employees and clients.

Is moving important?

A moving date is inflexible for many people. If your lease is coming to an end or you finally sold or bought a home with an upcoming closing date, it’s critical that you have access to moving services. That will allow you to relocate. While many places have ordered the lockdown of “non-essential” businesses, moving is generally regarded as essential, and Canadian CT Movers is currently available all over Canada and America.

Decide to wait if your moving date is flexible, especially if you are in a high-risk group. If you are unable to postpone your shifting procedure but are worried about exposure, you could use your car or hire a rental truck, as long as you can carry and lift all of your belongings.

So these are the steps and guidelines you need to consider and follow during moving. if you require more information, please contact our 24 hour customer service centre 416-857-1500 and our management team will be able to further assist you.