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MetiNews.Com - The government said home moves could be 'temporarily paused' to manage the virus spread
Breaking News ! House moves could be temporarily paused as part of efforts to control the spike in coronavirus cases, the government has warned. In a statement on the gov.uk website, it says: "We encourage all parties involved to be as flexible as possible and to be prepared to delay moves, for example if one of those involved becomes ill with Covid-19 during the moving process or has to self-isolate. "It may become necessary to pause all home moves locally or nationally for a short period of time to manage the spread of coronavirus. We will let you know if this needs to happen." It adds: "The process of searching for and moving into a new home is different at the moment because property agents, conveyancers and other professionals have modified how they work to reduce the risk from Covid-19. "These changes could include doing more online, such as offering virtual viewings; vacating your current property during viewings; and ensuring your property is thoroughly cleaned before someone else moves in." Read More Related Articles Coronavirus LIVE: Matt Hancock says 'impossible to know' restrictions end date Read More Related Articles Man found dead days after £250k 'irregularities' uncovered at work The current regulations state: "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.
. Do you think house moves should be paused? Have your say below "Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering." Latest figures showed that as of Tuesday, a further 1,243 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, which brings the UK total to 81,960. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 99,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.
House sales could be impacted by the spike in coronavirus cases
The government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 45,533 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,118,518. Under the current coronavirus regulations, estate agents are allowed to stay open.
There is speculation that stricter measures will be brought in to control the stubbornly-high coronavirus cases across the country, but the government has not confirmed this. Speaking on BBC Breakfast earlier, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the current rules were always “under review” but “what really matters now is the degree to which everybody follows the existing rules.” He added: “Of course you can always make changes at the margin, but we brought in a very significant restriction, the stay at home measures… It is possible then to make further restrictions, but what I’d say is that the most important thing is compliance with the existing measures, that’s the thing that is going to make the difference.”
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