Health and Safety Guidelines for Hosts

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Keeping it clean- our guidelines to help you reduce the spread of Covid-19 when hosting events

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one of the ways the new Coronavirus can be spread is by direct or indirect contact with contaminated surfaces and objects. To prevent transmission of the virus, keeping your space as clean and hygienic as possible is now more important than ever. As a host, showing your commitment to having a clean space is also a great way to make sure your guests feel safe and comfortable when booking your venue. With this in mind, we’ve put together some health and safety guidelines to help you keep your space spotless while reducing the spread of the infection during bookings:

Cleaning and disinfecting your space:

To make sure things are as safe as possible for you and your guests we recommend:

  • Airing out the venue by opening windows and doors to increase air circulation
  • Hoovering and mopping floors
  • Cleaning all surfaces with soap and water
  • Sanitising the interior with a spray disinfectant, especially high-touch areas such as door handles and light switches
  • Sanitising any shared electrical equipment which your guests may have access to

Personal hygiene and protective gear:

To help your guests stay as safe as possible during bookings you must provide:

  • Easy access to hand-washing facilities with soap and water or antibacterial hand gel containing at least 60% alcohol
  • We also recommend providing protective gear including disposable masks, gloves and wipes plus a dedicated bin for guests to dispose of everything safely at the end of the night

Social distancing:

The WHO advises that the best way to limit transmission of the virus is to practice social distancing by keeping a safe distance between yourself and other people. We recommend:

  • Limiting your guest capacity for bookings
  • Removing excess furniture to give guests more room to circulate
  • Using HEPA-certified air filters with your air conditioning system
  • Using outside space to reduce the risk of transmission whenever possible

Spacing out bookings:

In order to continue to host guests comfortably and safely during the pandemic we recommend:

  • Spacing out bookings to ensure there is ample time to clean and disinfect each space between events
  • Scheduling a deep clean by a professional cleaning company once a month or so to keep your venue as hygienic as possible

Informing guests about your health & safety procedures

To keep your guests safe, it’s important to keep them informed. You can do this by:

  • Posting reminders about handwashing and social distancing in bathrooms and shared areas
  • Using floor markers and directional arrows to direct the flow of pedestrian traffic in corridors and foyers
  • Posting a checklist of the enhanced cleaning protocol and/or any protective measures you’re using in your space. Go to your account to update your space Covid Health and Safety Measures now.

Stay updated:

As a host, you can update the details of your cleaning policy and amenities at any time on your listing page. Let your guests know about all the new health and security measures for your space by keeping your page up-to-date. Plus, once you choose to publish your Covid Health & Safety Measures, you will receive a Health & Safety badge on your listing page to let guests know you have implemented an enhanced cleaning protocol.