Covid-19 Cleaning Procedure
The changeover cleaning process in our holiday home is always thorough, but at this time we have introduced some enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures using products and methods shown to kill coronaviruses. Despite the current low levels of virus circulating in the population, our assumption is that anyone is a potential carrier of the virus, and that seemingly healthy guests who have just departed may have left the virus behind them.
Key features of the Covid-19 cleaning regime, in addition to the standard cleaning:
*Crockery, glasses and cutlery are sanitised at 60°c+ in the dishwasher.#
*Hard surfaces are cleaned with a product containing both a detergent and a disinfectant.
*All bedlinen, towels, bath mats, tea towels and oven gloves are laundered at 60°c.
*Sitting room upholstery is sanitised by steaming.#
*After vacuuming, hard floors are cleaned using a steam mop.
*Unnecessary items have been removed to make the cleaning process easier and more thorough.
*PPE is worn when cleaning the cottage
*A supply of disposable masks, gloves and anti-viral cleaning materials is provided for your use during your stay
The extra measures we have put in place mean that we have pushed back the cottage check-in time to 5pm. We hope you will understand the need for the extra time in our efforts to keep everyone safe.
Check-out time is unchanged, at 10am.
# Current science suggests that the virus can live for, at the most, three days on surfaces. If there is a gap of three days or more between bookings, the laundry is retrieved but the cleaning is left until after the three-day period is up. The procedures marked #are therefore not carried out in this instance as the risk of virus continuing to live on surfaces is extremely low. In this instance, we will let you know if you can benefit from an earlier arrival time than the 5pm check-in stated.
How you can help us:
*Use the hand sanitiser provided each time you enter the property, and, most importantly, remember to wash your hands often. Liquid soap is provided at all sinks.
*Scan the QR code displayed on arrival if you have the NHS Test and Trace app downloaded. Otherwise, you must let us know if you or any of your party develop Covid-19 symptoms.
*Continue to practice social distancing and wear face coverings in shops and enclosed areas when out and about to minimise your chances of being exposed to the virus.
*Clean surfaces during your stay with the anti-viral spray cleaner provided.
*Before departure, strip the beds (not mattress or pillow protectors - we will remove these and launder separately) and place the bedlinen with towels, bath mats, tea towels and oven gloves in the laundry bags provided.
*Plan your departure to leave promptly by 10am.