Fasgadh Self Catering Accommodation, Holy Loch, Dunoon

Viral Safety

Viral Safety Arrangements Relating To Covid-19 And Other Potential Viral Infections

The main Covid-19 risk period appears to have passed and official guidance on a number of issues has been relaxed.  However it has been recommended that some key principles remain embedded into regular practice.  These are advised to minimise the risk to guests, cleaning staff and host from viral transmission.  Please take time to read the following arrangements, I’m sure you’ll find it all common sense.  Sticking to these arrangements will mean that you will be able to enjoy a wonderful holiday while also feeling safe and secure.  ~  Graeme

Guests’ attention is drawn to the following.  All viral safety measures and protocols comply with what has been agreed by all four UK governments and self-catering bodies in the four respective respective home nations.  They are contained in the following document.  Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties and Short-Term Lets.  Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers.  May 2022.

A risk assessment has been carried out and you can view it here Risk Assessment Fasgadh 22-08-09.  This will be reviewed as necessary.

Specific instructions and arrangements at Holy Loch Holidays relevant to viral safety:

1. To accommodate full cleaning and disinfection arrival is not likely to be any earlier than 16.00, and could even be later than this. Your arrival time will be confirmed on the day by mobile phone.
2. For the same reason departure will have to be no later than 09.30 sharp, please.
3. All guests should use the hand sanitiser provided throughout their stay whenever entering the property, and also wash hands frequently while in the property.
4. Guests should not touch or handle the wifi router and should connect any devices to it by using the wifi code displayed on the noticeboard and not using the QR code on the router.
5. It is no longer a legal requirement in Scotland to wear face coverings in indoor crowded public spaces and on public transport, but this is still recommended – as such members of the public are advised to carry on taking sensible precautions to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
6. If any guest develops Covid-19 symptoms during their stay the host must be informed immediately and the “What to do if someone has respiratory infection, including Covid-19, symptoms – official guidance.” protocol below must be followed.
7. If you are unwell and cannot return home, you will be expected to pay all costs to your accommodation provider, which may include compensation to following guests who may be denied access.
8. It is highly recommended that you take out holiday insurance.
9. Should there be any maintenance issues during your stay, these will be dealt with while you are out of the property (except in emergency).
10. On departure all external windows and internal doors must be left open (windows tilted, not hinged).
11. Beds should not be stripped.
12. Towels and cloths should be left in the bath in the main bathroom (unless instructed otherwise).
13. The outer doors should be closed but left unlocked (unless instructed otherwise) with the keys left on the hall stand.
14. These arrangements may be updated at any time and, if or where they contradict the general Terms & Conditions, these arrangements will take precedence.

What to do if someone has respiratory infection, including COVID-19, symptoms – official guidance.

The symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections are very similar.  It is not possible to tell if an individual has COVID-19, flu or another respiratory infection based on symptoms alone.  Symptoms of COVID-19, flu and common respiratory infections include:-

continuous cough; high temperature, fever or chills; loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell; shortness of breath; unexplained tiredness, lack of energy; muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise; not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry; headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual; sore throat, stuffy or runny nose; diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick.  Further information is available via NHS inform. 

Guests should inform the host immediately if they develop symptoms of Covid-19 or any other respiratory illness while staying at the property.

While the individual is on the premises, the general measures to prevent spread should be followed.  The affected person should return home as soon as they notice symptoms, following the latest NHS inform guidance.

If required, NHS Board Health Protection Teams can be approached for additional advice.  They may also make the decision to engage in the handling of any individual cases, clusters, or outbreaks at their discretion, if they perceive a risk to public health.

In the event of an outbreak, people on the Highest Risk List should follow any individual advice they have been given by their clinician.

Once a property is vacated post infection, appropriate cleaning procedures should be followed, as per Section 3.4 of COVID-19 information and guidance for workplaces and community settings.


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