Grace COVID-19 Update for the Greater Sydney Area
including Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour

20/07/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all Australian states and territories, however the current NSW state government restrictions which came into place on 26/06/2021 place additional demands upon the communities in the Greater Sydney region including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Grace wishes to assure its clients and partners that the business is continuing to closely monitor the situation in NSW and be guided by the advice provided from the state  government. Grace has developed a detailed and comprehensive COVID Safe operating plan for its staff which has been designed to mitigate the risk of infection to our staff, customers and suppliers.

With regard to our operations within the impacted areas in and around greater Sydney at the time of this notice, The NSW Department of Health has issued advise that moving services are a permitted activity.

Grace is therefore currently permitted to accept bookings and perform removal services which meet the NSW Health criteria within the greater Sydney area. It is however important to note we are not permitted to enter the residence of anyone currently under a 14 day self isolation period associated with high risk close contact sites listed on the NSW Health Alerts website.

All Grace crews will have the appropriate PPE and are well versed in and abide by the Grace Group Covid Safety Plan which includes wearing masks at your residence or workspace, social distancing and the regular use of instant antibacterial hand sanitiser.

Whilst Grace via its Covid safe plan and actions will do all that we can to keep our valued clients safe, we ask our customers to acknowledge their role in keeping everyone safe also. As we do on a daily basis with our own staff and crews, we ask that you and all those present at your residence  or workspace confirm that they have not come into contact with potential Covid hotspots or exposure sites or people who may have been infected, have no Covid symptoms, are not in isolation or awaiting the results of a Covid test. You will also be required to wear a mask in line with  the NSW Health mandate issued on 24/06/2021,

If for any reason you do not feel comfortable for your relocation or delivery to progress during this period or if you are in fact unable to answer the above questions with a resounding No, please contact Grace Sydney and we will make alternative arrangements.

In the event of any changes from NSW Health, Grace will endeavour to contact and advise any impacted customers.

Together we can still make your relocation as smooth as possible.

Grace has applied enhanced COVID Safe operating procedures for all moving services undertaken within the greater Sydney region effective immediately. These include:

Compulsory physical distancing measures to be in place at all times, with services to be contact-free wherever possible.

Compulsory personal protection requirements for all Grace staff to include:

  • The wearing of mandatory face masks at all times
  • Gloves and other personal protection equipment
  • Frequent use of hand sanitizer

Increased frequency of cleaning for all Grace assets with a special focus on high touch communal items such as handles, doorknobs, handrails, and work surfaces.

Sharing of working equipment is no longer permitted until further notice.

Limitation upon the number of Grace staff per vehicle is limited to two persons per cabin with maximum physical distancing adhered to.

Grace staff experiencing any flu-like symptoms required to stay home and produce a medical clearance prior to returning to work. Grace teams are encouraged to express concern to management if any flu-like symptoms are displayed by Grace colleagues at work.

Temperature checks permitted to be undertaken on all Grace staff if concern for appearance of symptoms is reported.

Grace requires its clients to also adhere to COVID Safe procedures as follows:

In preparation for the services you have booked with Grace and to ensure the safety and health of our clients and staff, the following necessary considerations must be made prior to the arrival of moving crews;

Please ensure that all surfaces are sanitized, and all areas are accessible to our team. We courteously request that there is a toilet and wash basin made available for our crew to use for frequent hand washing.

All household members and our Grace team are required to wear face masks for the entire duration of the removal and follow social distancing wherever possible;
a. A safe distance of 1.5 metres between those on site.
b. Where a space may be smaller that 4sqm, Grace asks that only one person at a time is permitted to enter.

Grace customers are required to advise us if anyone within the residence has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently quarantined or has not yet received medical clearance. A Grace representative will contact you prior to your move date to confirm this is NOT the case.

Grace appreciates and respects any concerns you may have with our staff entering your home, however our primary responsibility is to ensure your safety and the safety of our employees and the wider community. Should you choose to review your moving date, please advise Grace at your earliest opportunity in order to postpone your move to a later date.

We thank our valued clients and partners for your support during this difficult period for all Australians.

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