Building Homes and Moving House During Coronavirus Pandemic - Update

The Housing Secretary has announced a plan to restart the housing market in England, allowing anyone to move home safely while getting the vital construction industry running again.

  • Thanks to the efforts and sacrifice of the British people, we have succeeded in slowing the spread of coronavirus. But the necessary measures have left families  unable to move home and progress their plans.
  • From today, anyone in England will be able move house, complete purchases and view properties in person, while new guidance has been provided to do this safely. This will unblock 450,000 property transactions paused due to coronavirus. We will also launch new measures to get the construction industry working again, with a new Safe Working Charter to help sites reopen in a way that ensures people stay alert to control the spread of the virus.
  • As we move to the second phase of the Government’s response to coronavirus, we must begin to recover and restore our way of life – now the critical construction industry can safely move forward, while those waiting to move can do so.