The Prime Minister announced at 8pm yesterday evening that people in England will be going back into lockdown following a surge in Coronavirus cases.
The tighter restrictions include schools closing until the February half-term for most pupils. People must now work from home if they can, and only essential shops can remain open.
Which leads us to how these new measures will affect people wanting and needing to move home.
According to the Government’s latest advice issued on its website, people CAN still move home as long as they follow the guidelines in place.
At the end of this article, there is a link to the information the Government has issued last evening.
The section which addresses the property market states.
You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.
Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.
Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.
We’re Here for Our Community
We will be available to take calls and respond to any property related questions you may have about this latest twist in what’s been a traumatic time for many of us.
But unlike the first lockdown hope is now on the horizon.
We will get through this together. Remember ‘it’s always darkest before the dawn.’
All of us at Martin & Co are committed to ensuring our clients, colleagues and communities remain safe. We will do everything in our power to play our part in the fight against this awful disease.
Here is the link to the Government’s latest Coronavirus guidelines. Page 17 features the Moving Home advice.