Holidays are going to be a little bit different now.
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING?
We have been working hard in partnership with our dedicated team of cleaners at Tidy Cleaners Ltd. (https://tidycleaner.co.uk/) to come up with an efficient and transparent cleaning procedure. We have always had exceptionally high cleaning standards (which we are very proud of) but now want to make sure all guests are aware of what we do, and what we will be doing in the future. Here is a blog post about what our cleaners are doing to keep practices up to date with the current situation.
We have completed a full COVID Risk Assessment and have implemented an extensive checklist of items which are cleaned and disinfected between every booking.
We have also been following all industry regulations regarding COVID and are delighted to have been issued with certificates from AA, I-PRAC, Landlords Little Helper, Quality in Tourism and Visit Britain.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO BE DOING?
All staff will sign a disclaimer to say they have no symptoms (nor any member of their household), and they will sign a full cleaning checklist which will be double checked by another member of the team.
PPE is available for all staff, and will be disposed of after cleaning each house, and before moving on to any other units.
All surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected safely using appropriate products.
We will check with you before arrival that you do not have any COVID symptoms, and will contact you again after you leave to make sure your stay was perfect, and that you have not developed any new symptoms. This is to ensure your safety, as well as ours, and future guests.
We will have a contactless check in and check out. All of the relevant access information will be sent to you in advance and you will be able to access your property without direct contact with us. If you need anything during your stay we are just a phone call away.
Guests will be asked to strip beds and bag up dirty bed linen and towels (if they are able to), to run the dishwasher of any used items, and open all windows on the morning of their departure. This will help keep our cleaning team safe and will reduce the time taken to clean. Cleaning will take longer than usual going forward, so unfortunately we will not be able to offer any early check-ins, or late check-outs.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR GUESTS?
While it may all seem a bit strange at the moment, we want to reassure you that we are doing all we possibly can to keep you safe while you are staying with us. Life has been stressful lately for all of us, and we want to help you relax and enjoy a break away knowing you are in a safe environment. Put your feet up and relax!
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DEVELOP COVID-19 SYMPTOMS WHILE STAYING WITH US?
If you or any member of your party develop any of the following COVID-19 symptoms please advise us as soon as possible:
- A new continuous cough (a new cough that’s lasted for an hour / have had 3 or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours / are coughing more than usual
- fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
- loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia)
Public Health Scotland guidance states that:
“If the affected person has mild symptoms they should go home as soon as they notice symptoms and follow the guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. Where possible they should minimise contact with others, e.g. use a private vehicle to go home. If it is not possible to use private transport, then they should be advised to return home quickly and directly. If using public transport, they should try to keep away from other people, wear a face covering and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue.”
If you are unable to return home immediately, resulting in an extended stay beyond the original booking dates you will be responsible for paying for the additional nights in full, on a pro-rata basis. Payment for these nights must be made immediately.
Please check the NHS Inform website for the latest information regarding further advice. This may change, and should always be consulted if you think you may have any symptoms and/or need to arrange testing.