Self Catering Accommodation Hygiene Guide

As we head into the busy Spring/Easter season and holiday rental businesses prepare to welcome guests, preparations are underway to ensure that hygiene levels between guests and during stays are of the highest standard.

Our hospitality team recommends the following important points are followed by business owners to ensure a happy stay for all. As always please contact our teams for more detailed information.

  • Hygiene teams to practice good hand hygiene at all times.
  • Before they enter a property and where hand washing is not possible, or as an adjunct to hand wash, frequent use of hand gels/rubs should be established.  
  • Display signs in your facility to encourage hand hygiene among all staff and guests. 
  • If an employee reports they are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 and have been in the property, clean and disinfect all areas where that person has worked. 
  • Train staff on routine cleaning and disinfection procedures for high touch surfaces, as well as appropriate laundry and linen handling procedures.
  • Ensure thorough disinfection of all touch points, common areas and surfaces. 
  • Use clean cloths or paper wipes with detergent disinfectant sprays or alternatively impregnated wipes to clean and disinfect surfaces. Use a disinfectant or detergent disinfectant that has proven efficacy against EN14476.  
  • Between guests complete a thorough cleaning and disinfection of all hard surfaces.  Special attention should be given to frequently touched items such as toilets, sinks, wash hand basins, doorknobs, light switches, telephones, remote controls, bar fridges and waste bins.
  • Ensure all dishware is washed in a dishwasher on a high temperature

Kersia UK recommends a comprehensive range of products designed for Housekeeping use which includes products such as Anti-Viral Cleaner & Disinfectant, Ready To Use All Purpose Cleaner and Hair Degrader. Also reference our Optimum Cleaning System information booklet for recommended routines and best practice.