Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This guidance applies to people moving into homes in England, whether as owner-occupiers, private or social renters.
This is national guidance. If local restrictions are in place in your area, please check for local lockdowns guidance.
This guidance provides important public health information to ensure that moving home and related activities, such as viewing property, can happen safely. It also applies to custom and self-builders looking to acquire a plot or a property to renovate or demolish.
It is important that everyone knows how to stay alert to stay safe. Our success in containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) so far has been hard fought. We must proceed with the utmost care to avoid undoing what we have achieved.
One of the simplest steps you can take when moving home is to wash your hands frequently and keep as much distance as possible from other people who are not members of your household. Ensure you follow the latest guidance on practical steps to reduce transmission. and maintain a 2 metre distance apart where possible. It may also be a good idea to take extra precautions when in close contact with others, such as wearing a face covering.