We end our December newsletter every year with a reminder that we share this space.

This holiday season will be particularly challenging.  However Coastal Kindness, which is a group of local residents who came together in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, has drawn up various documents to help us manage these difficult times.

The information is primarily aimed at holidaymakers renting houses, but it is valuable for all of us.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

FOR HOLIDAY RENTALS, B&Bs, AirBnB, GUEST HOUSES

We want you to have a great holiday in our beautiful town but we need to safeguard all our residents as well as our visitors. We therefore implore you to be responsible and take all necessary precautions whilst holidaying here.

We have drawn-up these protocols to help protect us all in these difficult times.

OWNERS/ HOSTS /AGENTS

TENANTS

  • Wear a mask (over your nose and mouth) when interacting with domestic workers or housekeepers in the holiday home
  • PLEASE NOTE – a scarf or buff does not give adequate protection to you or the staff
  • Keep physically distanced from your staff
  • Wash your hands as often as possible
  • Keep windows open as much as possible to keep the house well-ventilated
  • No extra guests staying on the property, other than those booked please
  • Outdoor activities are ENCOURAGED – please actively DISCOURAGE parties and large get-togethers for all members of your household
  • Please make sure you are familiar with the up-to-date government curfew regulations

STAFF

  • Wear your mask (over your nose and mouth) at all times – even whilst you work
  • Keep a big distance between you and your guests
  • Clean thoroughly – sanitise often
  • Wash your hands often
  • Spray all high touch areas and leave to air-dry; these include light switches, handles, remote controls

KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

GUEST DEPARTURE

  • Please ensure that no dirty crockery is left lying around
  • Load the dishwasher and start
  • Do not leave half-eaten food on counters or in the fridge
  • Clear out the fridge
  • Bag all rubbish before leaving the property
  • Sanitise keys on handover

PROTECT YOURSELVES AND OTHERS
WE ONLY HAVE ONE DOCTOR AND NO HOSPITAL BEDS

 Dr Galpin says. “Local businesses have been under great pressure for many months now. The owners are stressed and anxious about the festive season. Many businesses are working on skeleton staff because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to ask our visitors to be kind, understanding, compassionate and responsible.  We have been through a tough time here. Enjoy your holiday but please understand our limitations.” 

Coastal Kindness was created by a group of local residents in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Operating along the coast from Kenton on Sea to Alexandria, our mission is to ensure widespread knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 and chronic health issues. We do this through practical actions, education and support of our local medics. Spreading kindness, one helping hand at a time.