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06/07/2020

Updated: Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties in the Context of Covid-19

We have issued Version 4 amendments to Cleaning Protocols to cover updates to the following:

Version Amendments:

Page 9, Includes further changes to Policy on guests with suspected cases of Covid-19

Page 15/16, updated guidance on ULV Fogging

This guidance has been developed in partnership by the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers, the Professional Association of Self-Caterers, and the Wales Tourism Alliance. It is supported by the Tourism Alliance, the Scottish Tourism Alliance and the Wales Association of Self-Catering Operators.

Cleaning Protocols

Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties and Short-Term Lets V4

FAQ V5 060820 V5 for V4 Cleaning Protocols 060720

Download a word copy of a Risk Assessment form: Risk Assessment

Download a word copy of a Cleaning Checklist: Covid-19 Cleaning Checklist

The guidance for tourism and hospitality has now been published by the Scottish Government

ASSC’s guidance is referenced on the ‘related guidance’ section of the page

The NHS has designed a poster that you can use for guest messaging in the event that they experience symptoms of Covid-19 whilst staying in self-catering accommodation. Download it here: NHS Poster

Training – Still Available

A step-by-step run through of the recently published cleaning protocols in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Free to ASSC Members, this is a no-nonsense, easy-to-follow course created for property owners, managers and their cleaners looking to ensure their properties operate safely when they open. These protocols have been developed in partnership between the Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers (ASSC), The Professional Association of Self Caterers (PASC) and the Wales Tourism Alliance. The protocols are supported by the Tourism Alliance, the Scottish Tourism Alliance and the Wales Association of Self-Catering Operators.

The training is delivered by Jenny Burton. Jenny was commissioned by the ASSC to help create a robust yet accessible and achievable set of cleaning guidelines for the self-catering sector. Jenny was asked to do the work due to her reputation in Edinburgh as the director of holiday let cleaning company, Landlords’ Little Helper. Her background, as a Physiology graduate enabled her to look behind the science, the myths and work to create the cleaning protocols which are now widely accepted as the benchmark that the self-catering industry needs to achieve to be able to ensure safety for staff and guests alike.

A short interview between Jen Burton, who delivers the training and Robert Kennedy from SuperControl, who has gone through the training and been certified.

Non-Members: £28.80

ASSC Members: FREE – log into the members are to access the code

Check here if you have difficulties accessing the free training

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With huge thanks to Quality in Tourism and Landlord’s Little Helper for their valuable contributions.

Disclaimer: The content of the cleaning protocols is based on guidance from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), WHO (World Health Organisation), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), and Centres for Disease Control (CDC), NIH (National Institutes of Health), NHS (National Health Service). These agencies do not endorse this content. This is guidance only, and we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to this content provided for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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