Covid-19 Risk Assessment
Assessment carried out by: Janet Hind (Owner)
Properties: Rose and Sweet Briar Holiday Cottages
Date assessment was carried out: 21/06/2020
• Contamination of the site by guests who are asymptomatic or who develop symptoms while in situ.
• Transmission of the virus between guests or between guests and Janet and Chris Hind (and Maintenance Contractors should there be a need for them to attend the cottages)
Who is at Risk?
• Other guests on site or with subsequent bookings, particularly the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.
• Janet and Chris Hind / Maintenance Contractors and their immediate families, particularly if they care for relatives who are elderly or have underlying health conditions.
• The wider public locally.
Actions to Control Risk
Anybody who is exhibiting symptoms or who has any reason to believe they may have come into contact with the virus up to 14 days prior to their booking must follow the Government instruction to self-isolate and follow NHS guidelines. Therefore, they should not arrive on site.
Anybody in one of the vulnerable groups identified by the Government should follow Government advice to self-isolate, they can contact the Owner Janet Hind for help and advice with their booking.
Contractors who are exhibiting symptoms or who have any reason to believe they may have come into contact with the virus within the previous 14 days should not come on site and they should follow NHS guidelines.
We will ask guests to follow guidelines on social distancing. We have two self catering Cottages – Rose Cottage and Sweet Briar Cottage which are set in approximately 1 ¾ acres of the grounds of Hill Farm. It is easy for guests to avoid contact with each other.
Guests may if necessary arrange for groceries to be delivered to their cottage to avoid trips to the supermarket. This service is provided by many of the major supermarkets if supermarket slots are available. Guests need to check with the stores.
Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen should guests decide to fully self cater.
We will provide additional cleaning materials / hand sanitisers etc., in each cottage for guests to use when they return to the cottage after an outing.
We always strive to maintain extremely high standards of cleanliness in both Rose and Sweet Briar Cottages. For the duration of the Corvid-19 outbreak we have decided to adopt the cleaning practices recommended by Public Health England (PHE) for Cleaning in Non-Healthcare Settings https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings
As guests may not exhibit symptoms until after they return home, we will treat every clean as if the guests had potentially been infected. Therefore, we will:
• Use disposable cloths and mop heads.
• Clean with diluted chlorine bleach.
• Pay particular attention to frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and handrails.
• Reduce the amount of soft furnishings provided so that we can rotate them and allow 72hrs for potential virus to die before they are returned to a property.
To Protect our Cleaning Team we will:
• Delay cleaning until the property has been vacant for 72 hours if possible.
• Provide rubber gloves and plastic aprons.
• Limit the number of team members in any property to two at a time.
• Ask guests to strip their own beds and put used linen in bags provided.
• Ask guests to empty all bins and place tied bags into the external waste bins.
• All waste will be double bagged.
This policy will be reviewed monthly until the Government advises that the Covid-19 threat has passed.