Best of Suffolk Covid-19 Cleaning Guidelines
Our enhanced cleaning guidelines shown below have been taken from those provided by The Professional Association of Self Caterers UK (PASCUK):
All housekeepers are to have suitable and appropriate PPE including (as per PASCUK):
- Eye protection
- Gloves and aprons
- Hand sanitizer
Advice for cleaning staff
- Wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer.
- Consider how you can clean a property in a way which minimises entering parts of the property after they have been cleaned. It is a good idea to create a plan ahead of a clean which does this, and to execute that plan when cleaning.
- One size does not fit all, and each property is different. Know and understand the property you are cleaning. As well as the Best of Suffolk guidelines, agree with the property owner if there are any specific requirements.
- All surfaces which are touched frequently, such as light switches, door handles, kitchen and bathroom surfaces should be disinfected.
- Ensure the property is well ventilated during cleaning.
- Use gloves to remove dirty linen carefully directly into bags (if it has not been stripped by guests). Ensure dirty linen is removed from the property prior to starting to clean.
- Remove gloves and dispose of them after stripping beds, then wash your hands and then apply clean gloves before putting the clean linen on the beds. The same applies to towels, bathmats, tea towels and any other removable linen items.
- Waste of any kind should be placed in a plastic bag, tied and removed from the property and disposed of in an external bin.
- We suggest that all crockery, cutlery, glassware is put through the dishwasher to ensure virus free if possible. Alternatively wash in hot soapy water.
- Wash hands fully after the removal of protective clothing. Hand sanitizer can be used as an alternative.
- If maintained correctly, hot tubs, pools or spas should be capable of remaining sterile for guest use. However external touch points need to be handled with protective clothing by maintenance staff and disinfected. Handles, lids and control panels should all be cleaned or disposable protective clothing worn when handling. There is no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 can be passed through water in hot tubs, pools or spas. Proper maintenance and cleaning processes (including disinfection with bromine and chlorine) should deactivate the virus in water. However, guests will be informed that hot tubs and spas should not be shared between guests staying in other properties.
We have put together a thorough cleaning checklist which is being used per property as a reminder of the new cleaning guidelines.
We’re Good to Go
As part of the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good to Go’ campaign, Best of Suffolk have demonstrated we’re following all the necessary guidelines to open from 4 July and operate safely.
According to the Visit Britain website, “The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses across the sector can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and check they have the required processes in place.”
So you can rest assured and book with confidence with Best of Suffolk. We’re Good to Go!