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CV19 Risk Assessment.

This Risk Assessment has been carried out following the guidelines on the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) web site

Assessment carried out by: Martin Wray

Whitby harbourside holiday cottages, yo22 4ab

Date assessment was carried out: 28/06/2020    

Potential Hazards

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 cleaners.

Who is at Risk?

Other guests on site or with subsequent bookings, particularly the elderly or those with underlying health conditions.

Cleaning and Maintenance persons 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

Where possible, leave a 48 hour gap between bookings.

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

We will ask guests to follow guidelines on social distancing during their stay.

Guests are advised that there may be severely restricted opportunities to eat out at this time and they should be prepared to fully self-cater.

Implement Changes to cleaning policy

We always strive to maintain extremely high standards of cleanliness at Harbourside holiday cottages. Under normal conditions we also strive to maintain high standards of sustainability. We recognise that at this time some sustainable practices will need to be compromised. For example, washing and reusing cleaning cloths and using mostly natural cleaning products. We promise to resume these practices as soon as it is safe to do so however 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

Duvets and all protectors will be rotated out at every changeover.

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 wipes.

Clean with anti viral products.

Pay particular attention to frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and handrails.

To Protect our Cleaning Team we will:

Delay cleaning until the property has been vacant for 24 hours if possible.

Ask guests to strip their own beds and put used linen in bags provided.

This policy will be reviewed monthly until the Government advises that the Covid-19 threat has passed.