Covid-19. Questions and Answers.

On this page we hope to answer most of your questions presented to us about Covid-19.  If you cannot find the questions you want answers – just click here and we’ll be sure to respond asap. Stay safe and healthy & we’ll try our best to keep up with the Government’s guidance.

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– Cleanliness at the Bee Cottage Rutland still remains a high priority, our skilled team of cleaners will ensure a 3 to 4 hour thorough clean is undertaken at the cottage during change over period including the use of an effective C-19 sanitiser used on door handles and surfaces.

The Government has announced that, from Thursday 24 February 2022, the final legal Covid restrictions (in England), have been lifted. These include:

  • You are no longer legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. People who test positive for COVID-19 should continue to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
  • You are no longer legally required to self-isolate if you are an unvaccinated close contact, and are no longer advised to test for 7 days if you are a fully vaccinated close contact.
  • Contact tracing and retention of customer data is no longer required, and any data related to this should be deleted.

As much as we’d like to stick to the nicer-smelling products, new disinfection sprays are more useful in our battle with C-19.

We will leave a Sursol Disinfectant spray under the sink for our guests to use when staying a the cottage.  It complies with both EN 1276 and EN 14476 testing standards.  A link to this product can be found here.

One of the new government guidelines is that hosts should “Disinfect using appropriate products and ensuring it is left on the surface for the required time to kill the virus: make sure the product will work on enveloped viruses. Look for EN14675 or EN14476 and follow manufacturers guidelines, some products can be misted onto soft furnishings.” (page 137 on UK hospitality, Covid 19 Secure Advise, June 2020).   The new sursol product meets all of these new requirements.