Covid-19 - Bay View House
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Bay View House – Covid-19 Risk Assessment

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

Assessment carried out by: Roger Jackson

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.

Who is at Risk?

  • Guests residing at Bay View House
  • Cleaning and 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 should not arrive on site.

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 when out and about.

While there are take-aways and potentially some opportunities to eat out, guests are advised that there may be severely restricted opportunities 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 Bay View House.  Under normal conditions we also strive to maintain high standards of sustainability where possible.  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 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 main waste bins under the stairs, including recycling.
  • All waste will be double bagged (We will do this).

There is a delay of at least 72hrs before used linen is collected by the laundry service providing an adequate buffer to protect their staff.

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

 

What we kindly ask from our Guests:

 

  • Please do not arrive on site if you have been in contact with someone who has the virus, or if you are showing any of the symptoms;

 

  • The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

  • Please Strip the bed linen that have been used throughout your stay, and place into the laundry bags provided along with towels, and kitchen towels for our cleaners to collect after 72 hours after your stay

 

  • Take note if you are in one of the vulnerable groups identified by the Government and follow advice to self-isolate, you should not arrive on site.

 

  • Please empty all of the bins in the property into the bins under the stairs before you depart. We will double bag these items ready for the cleaners to collect after 72 hours, including recycling.

 

  • Observe Social Distancing when out and about, and follow Government Guidelines in place at the time of your visit.

 

Many Thanks and we hope you enjoy your stay at Bay View House.

Roger & Gemma Jackson.