Cleaning Protocols

Cleaning Protocols

You will be provided with disposable gloves and aprons for use during changeovers.  While wearing a mask is not a requirement, we will happily provide masks if you feel more comfortable wearing one during changeovers.

  • First open all windows (if guests have not already left them open)
  • Guests have been asked to load dishwashers, but not empty them.  Remaining crockery/cutlery etc should be rewashed between guests.  This can be achieved with clean plates/cutlery being rewashed in hot soapy water
  • Guests have been asked to strip beds and empty all bins and recycling outside, and this will have been removed before cleaning takes place.  If beds have not been stripped, take care to remove bedding with as little flapping about of linen as possible, to minimise the risk of airborne virus.  Gloves should be changed between stripping used linen and applying fresh linen.
  • Cleaning is now a 2-part process.  Our usual deep clean, followed by a disinfecting stage.  After the usual clean, all flat surfaces need to be cleaned down again with disinfectant (Peritab solution), which should be wiped down with disposable cloths.  Please make sure particular attention has been made to frequent touch points (light switches, window and door handles, rails, bannisters, remote controls etc.  Also kitchen equipment, including condiments, kettles, toasters etc.
  • We will carry out the third stage – ULV fogging with a virucide – paying particular attention to soft furnishings, curtains, etc., which cannot be easily disinfected by wiping.
  • Please use the attached tick list to ensure that no areas have been forgotten 

Check List for Cleaning Self-Catering Cottages

Date

Property Name

Cleaned by

Signed

Appropriate PPE (gloves, mask apron) should be worn when cleaning, and PPE should be changed between properties

Cleaning Check List

All surfaces are to be cleaned first, then disinfected/fogging

Consideration should be taken to address the impact of children as well as adults: touching lower wall heights and parts of furniture.

Washing
Wash linen, mattress and pillow protectors at 60*C
Wash all cutlery, crockery, utensils in dishwasher
Entrance
Key pad wiped and disinfected
External handles, hand rails disinfected
 
Living Spaces
Internal doors and door furniture wiped and disinfected
High level surfaces dusted
Light and power switches wiped and disinfected
All surfaces and furniture, including skirting boards wiped and disinfected
Electrical equipment wiped down and Recyclable Remote Control Hygiene Bag changed
Mirrors cleaned
Windows cleaned
Carpets hoovered
Hard flooring hoovered and mopped with virucidal disinfectant
Empty Bins and disinfect
Kitchen
Internal doors and door furniture wiped and disinfected
High level surfaces dusted
Light and power switches wiped and disinfected
All surfaces and furniture, including skirting boards wiped and disinfected
Electrical equipment wiped down and Recyclable Remote Control Hygiene Bag changed
Mirrors cleaned
Windows cleaned
Hard flooring hoovered and mopped with virucidal disinfectant
Empty Bins and disinfect
Washing machine / dish washer / microwave / kettle / toaster: clean and sanitise doors, handles and controls
Oven and hob: clean and disinfected surfaces, doors, handles and controls
Fridge: clean and disinfected inside and out, including handle
Pans, crockery, utensils to be washed in the dishwasher
Drawers and cupboards wiped and disinfected
Clean and disinfect high chair if used
Bedrooms
Internal doors and door furniture wiped and disinfected
High level surfaces dusted
Light and power switches wiped and disinfected
All surfaces and furniture, including skirting boards wiped and disinfected
Electrical equipment wiped down and Recyclable Remote Control Hygiene Bag changed
Drawers and cupboards wiped and disinfected
Mirrors cleaned
Windows cleaned
Carpets hoovered
Empty Bins and disinfect
Clean and disinfect cot if used
Bathrooms
Internal doors and door furniture wiped and disinfected
High level surfaces dusted
Light and power switches wiped and disinfected
Clean tiles
Clean shower / bath / sink including pedestals and splashbacks
Clean and sanitise shower head
Clean and sanitise taps
Clean plugholes and pour disinfectant down
Clean and sanitise toilet bowl using a toilet brush to agitate the cleaning process and include under the toilet rim
All surfaces and furniture, including skirting boards wiped and disinfected
Mirrors cleaned
Windows cleaned
Hard flooring hoovered and mopped with virucidal disinfectant
Soak toilet brushes in bleach
Outside Space
Ensure used cloths and PPE equipment are bagged and placed in black bins
Disinfect bin lids
Clean outdoor furniture and gate handles
Clean Barbeques
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