Unless you have been living in a cave since early 2020, you will be all too aware of how our world has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nearly every business in every state, including Melbourne removalists,  has seen  its income impacted and how it can operate has changed dramatically too.

Scientists tell us that Covid-19 is here to stay but given vaccinations and the increasing immunity we should all have, they also tell us its effects may not be as deadly as we move forward. However, until we get to a time where the health risks of Covid-19 are close to nil, everyone, including those who work for your removalists business, must continue to take precautions to protect themselves, their fellow workers, and the clients they come into contact with.

To keep everyone as safe as possible from Covid-19, there are several actions that your removalist staff can take during each job they go out on. They are all straightforward,  so there should not be any resistance from your employees when you instruct them to carry these out. Here are those 7 Covid-19 precautions which you should communicate to your employees.

#1: Limit The Number Of Contacts With Others – We mentioned living in a cave earlier in jest, but if you did, you would be safe from Covid-19. By that we mean the fewer contacts you have with others the less chance you have of catching Covid-19. On each job, limit how many people you come into contact with, and if you do interact with others, limit the time you are with them.

#2: Limit What You Touch – One of the main messages from health professionals throughout the pandemic is that you do not just catch Covid-19 from other humans directly. You can catch it indirectly if you touch a surface that has been contaminated. One of the main ways to limit the risk is simply to try and limit how many surfaces you touch.

#3: Wear Gloves As Much As Possible – Following on from the previous point about contaminated surfaces, you can limit your contact with them further by wearing gloves. Apart from them protecting your hands from injury, they reduce your direct contact with potentially infected surfaces.

#4: Wash Your Hands Frequently – Probably the simplest precaution of all, which is to wash your hands frequently, and certainly after you have touched surfaces that others may have been in contact with. The use of hand sanitiser is also recommended throughout the day.

#5: Bring Food To Work Or Eat At Home – If you purchase your lunch from a local takeaway or sandwich bar, you have a greater chance of meeting other people who may have Covid-19 and of touching surfaces that could be contaminated. To avoid these risks, bring food from home or, if possible, eat your lunch at home.

#6: Wear Facemasks Where Possible – Where practicable and unless there is a medical reason why it would not be recommended, you should wear a mask or face covering. Whilst it provides you with some protection, the main objective is to avoid spreading Covid-19 to others if you are unknowingly infected.

#7: If You Feel Unwell, Or Develop Symptoms, Get Tested Immediately – It is a message that has been voiced time and time again throughout the pandemic, and that is if you feel unwell and your symptoms are similar to those identifiable with Covid-19, you should seek a Covid-19 test as soon as possible. In addition, you should isolate until you receive your test results.