Reopening: What are we doing about Covid-19?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Our News | No Comments

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Risk Assessment

We have updated our risk assessment in line with government guidelines and have taken the appropriate steps to mitigate risk. These steps include enhanced cleaning protocols, purchase of new cleaning materials and equipment, eliminating face to face contact with guests and moving instruction manuals from paper copies to a digital format. We have also completed a Covid-19 cleaning course. Find out more here.

Specialist Cleaning

We are using un-perfumed, food safe, non-toxic, hospital grade, bacterial and viricidal cleaner and disinfectant for the first step of our two-stage cleaning process. This complies with EN Standard 14476 and has a log kill rate of 7. It is broken down quickly and completely into harmless material (carbon dioxide and water). Supermarket cleaners are not sufficient as they have a log kill rate of 5, leaving behind some bacteria and viruses.

Two Stage Disinfecting

After cleaning and disinfecting, we are using a cold ULV fogging machine for a second disinfection, using WHO approved bacterial and viricidal disinfectant on all surfaces, including soft furnishings. This also complies with EN Standard 14476 and has a log kill rate of 7. The fogger allows us to reach every surface in the country house and cottage and the disinfectant is broken down quickly into water, oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Non-essential furniture and household items have been removed from The Briers and Annie’s Cottage – Please bear with us during this time if you need something upon request.

Laundry & Kitchen

Our bedlinen is 100% e.g. and is washed on a 90 degrees full wash cycle. We also change all mattress protectors and pillow protectors between each stay. All crockery, cutlery, glassware and cookware are washed on a hot wash (dish washer) cycle before each stay (even when found clean). Our vacuum cleaners all have HEPA filters and our steam mops have removable washable heads.


Whilst we may not be able to greet you in person, we are available at any time with any queries you may have. There are clear instructions issued in advance in relation to contactless check in / out and housekeeping information for the cottage. As always, we encourage and welcome any feedback at any time.


If you are unable to stay for any reason, you can cancel with a full refund at any time up to two days before your stay or transfer your stay to any future dates with no increase in price. So, you can book in confidence.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Briers Country House.