Coronavirus countermeasures for hotels

Please share your countermeasures for coronavirus.

We are searching the possibility of using UV lights for disenfection at the moment.

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Can hotel guest bring in the Coronavirus?

  • The risk of hotel guests who may be infected staying in hotel settings is currently extremely low.
  • It is important that the hotel provides guests with information about coronavirus to prevent spread upon their arrival to the hotel.

What if hotel guest need to self-isolate?

  • If hotel guest needs to self-isolate in a hotel, it is important that staff take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • The risk to staff should be low if they wash their hands well and the guest do not have symptoms.
  • Staff should avoid close contact with these guests but it is safe to be in the same room (at a distance) without protective equipment when delivering food, which we recommend that the guests have in their room.

Is it safe to clean the hotel room?

  • Cleaning staff should avoid close contact with guests who have self-isolated.
  • They should wear gloves while cleaning, and use alcohol hand rub before and after wearing gloves.
  • As an added precaution, your cleaning staff may wish to wear a surgical mask while cleaning the room.
  • Before entering the room, cleaning staff may inquire if people are well, and ask them to put on a surgical mask.

Hotel staff can not work in hotels if they have:

• left, or transited through mainland China in the last 14 days (they must isolate themselves for 14 days from leaving mainland China)
• left, or transited through Iran on or after 1 March (they must isolate themselves until 14 days after leaving Iran)
• been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus in the last 14 days (they must isolate themselves for 14 days after the date of the last contact with the confirmed case).

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@thinkhotelier and @shanti very nice discussion and reply. Definitely a very important topic in this current situation for all hotels effected by Coronavirus.

A couple of points to take care of yourself and your loved ones from Coronavirus.

  • Clean your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based rub.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone infected by cold/flu-like symptoms.
  • Cover nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing with tissue and dispose of it immediately.
  • Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.
  • Thoroughly cook meals especially meat and eggs.
  • If unwell seek medical advice immediately.
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About UV lights; UVC lights are used for disinfection for surfaces, air and water but any direct contact with light can cause damage for human body. Besides disinfection process is long. Some devices clean air/water while they flow through its body, or lights can be placed inside air/water ducts.

Any thoughts about ULV fogging?

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Below are the necessary personal precautions to control the spread of COVID-19 (as advised by the WHO):

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • While coughing, cover your mouth with the bend of your elbow or with a tissue
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell, even if you experience a slight fever or cough
  • Keep your surroundings clean and disinfected
  • Please think of the environment as well while you take care of yourself
  • And lastly, make sure you are guided by facts and not rumours and misinformation
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Here is a very detailed SOP for ‘COVID-19 Hotels/Restaurants and Resorts - Operation’ by the KeralaTourism Department.

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