FEDEMAC COVID-19 Crisis Response Page

Welcome to the FEDEMAC COVID-19 Crisis response page.

Its function is to assure continuity of the operations of the Moving Industry in Europe and provide guidance to its members. The texts have been prepared by 15 representatives of National Associations and Direct Affiliates. They are published in a goodwill and are not legally binding.

FEDEMAC recommends that you cross-check the information from the sources below, as even the structures of the EU Commission and the National Governments do not have a common portal with non-conflicting and up-to-date information.

A third and very reliable check is to find a colleague at the FEDEMAC.Directory and get first-hand information. Visit https://fedemac.directory

At the time of providing this offer ”YOUR COUNTRY” is experiencing coronavirus outbreak and the concern is that the number of confirmed cases of the virus will very likely increase. The Government have stated it is or will be implementing (as yet) measures to combat the spread of the virus. Such measures in place might impact our ability to provide services to you (including but not limited for us having to suspend or cancel in full the services), or the virus otherwise affects our ability to fulfill your relocation, we will not be in a position to accept any ability for any losses that may arise and we limit our liability accordingly. We are keeping the matter under careful review and will ensure that all customers are advised of any developments that may affect fulfillment of contracted services.

At the time of providing this offer “ORIGIN COUNTRY” & “DESTINATION COUNTRY” are experiencing coronavirus outbreak and the concern is that the number of confirmed cases of the virus will very likely increase. The Governments of the both countries have stated they are / will be implementing (as yet) measures to combat the spread of the virus. Such measures in place might impact our ability to provide services to you (including but not limited for us having to suspend or cancel in full the services), or the virus otherwise affects our ability to fulfill your relocation, we will not be in a position to accept any ability for any losses that may arise and we limit our liability accordingly. We are keeping the matter under careful review and will ensure that all customers are advised of any developments that may affect fulfillment of contracted services.

  1. Upon our arrival Your Residence / Your Office must be ready for removal, clean and ventilated in advance. 
  2. Our crews will be wearing masks, Your representatives must be wearing masks.
  3. It is recommended that Your representatives will keep 3 meters distance from our crews.
  4. You will assure continuous ventilation of the spaces we work at all times
  5. You must provide dedicated bathroom(s), equipped with soap and paper towels for our removal crews.

Enhanced disinfection measures shall be applied to vehicles, warehouse & office space which must include, but not limited to:

  • working with open windows and/or frequent ventilation of the air;
  • systematic cleaning or replacement of filters of all air conditioners;
  • cleaning of all surfaces with detergents at more frequent intervals;
  • systematic provision with disinfecting soaps / gels for the hands in all sanitary facilities;
  • when entering corporate buildings, all employees should wash their hands (after traveling, touching public doors, handles, keys and locks), as infected hands are the most common virus carrier through hand-to-eye touching, nose and mouth touching.

Instructions for personal behaviour in an epidemiological coronavirus situation 

1. Limit as possible contacts with people – this is the most important condition for staying healthy. Go directly from home to work and then back home. If your route is short, do not use public transportation.

2. The mask is not a panacea, you should wear it if you are sick because this will protect the healthy people from you. Unless it is from the highest class, the mask will hardly protect you even if you do wear such.

3. Wash your hands as often as possible with soap, or use alcohol-based disinfectants. Use wet wipes when you are outside.

4. Eat at home and bring your own food at work.

5. If you are coming back from an area with high risk of contamination but you have no symptoms, call your doctor and ask what to do. Inform your office without delay.

6. Don’t shake hands! Use the knuckles of your fingers to touch the light switches, elevator buttons, etc. When at a gas station, grab the gasoline handle with a paper towel or use a disposable glove. Open doors with your elbow or otherwise, not your palm. Use latex gloves, if you are missing gloves, use disinfectant wipes.

7. When you return home or office and have been with many people, wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds and / or use more than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Always bring with you a disinfectant, incl. put one near the front door of your home and in your car for use after visiting a gas station or touching dirty items when you cannot immediately wash your hands.

8. Cough or sneeze in disposable towels and throw them away. Use your elbow for this purpose just if there is no other option, as your elbow garment will contain an infectious virus that can transmit for up to a week or more. Simple disposable surgical masks may be used to prevent you from touching your nose and / or mouth (we touch our nose / mouth about 90 times a day without realizing it). The mask will not prevent the virus from entering your nose or mouth during direct sneezing – it is just to prevent you from touching your nose or mouth. If necessary, also use glasses.

9. Use your professional mover’s gloves. Wash them once you get back home. 

10. If you are using disposable gloves, at the end of work, when you take them off, immediately wash your hands thoroughly. Take them off this way:

REMEMBER: This virus is spread by coughing and sneezing and all the surfaces on which such drops land are infectious for about a week. The virus will be mostly on the surface and you will not be infected unless any unsecured person coughs or sneezes directly into your face. This virus only infects the lungs as a complication. The way to infect is through your nose, eyes or mouth through your infected hands or contagious drops on your nose, eyes or mouth from coughing or sneezing infected with the virus.

Follow the guidance at the above chapter and those below:

Carry onboard enough materials for you to maintain a high level of hygiene. Avoid crowded places. Go out of the cabin in places with high concentration of people only if you really need to.

In areas with high alert / restricted areas the authorities have not limited the movement of trucks and vans for business purposes. What they check is documentation which may prove your next destination and provide a reason for you to be on that exact road.

In order to have an uninterrupted travel to your destination, make sure your office have supplied you and you have on board your travel order along with the service order for your next address. Make sure you have enough copies of this paperwork.

Practical Guide from Drivers for Drivers

Truck Border Crossing Times

COVID-19 Country Updates, Provided by FEDEMAC Member Associations

The information in the table below is provided by FEDEMAC Members in good will.

Restrictions Stripped per Country, Provided by Belgium Transport Association

Map of the World with COVID 19 Spread

Interactive Map of Traffic in Romania