Sub-let Cleaning Advice: Static Holiday Caravans and Lodges

Posted 29 June by Dan Ellacott

Most parks across the UK are busy preparing to open their doors once again to both private owners and holiday makers. We're beginning to receive lots of questions that relate to cleaning of caravans when they are being sublet. Our primary piece of advice is to make sure that the cleaning of the caravan between lets is done by a specialist. Choosing to have the service undertaken by a trusted professional will mean that you can relax knowing that the cleaning will be done inline with current standards and recommendations.

Of course, it’s still important to recognise your responsibilities as ultimately it will be down to you, the caravan or lodge owner, to demonstrate that you’ve behaved in a way that aligns itself with Government and industry guidance. It’s essential that you keep a record of everything and make sure that your chosen cleaner understands the guidance and has taken the necessary assessments of your holiday home. It’s also important for you to think about what, if anything, can be removed from the holiday home. Ornaments, books, games and DVDs are all things that may inhibit cleaning and harbour germs and bacteria.

There’s a fair weight of information out there at the minute so we’ve taken a look at all that’s available and summarised it here with some links to help you do the research with ease. If you are doing the cleaning yourself make sure that you take a good look at the links below…

BH&HPA:

http://www.bhhpa.org.uk/covid19hs/

This lengthy document has been expertly prepared and covers Health and Safety Considerations for holiday, touring park and campsite operations in the COVID-19 environment. The appendix below is from the above document and gives a good overview

http://www.bhhpa.org.uk/additional/files/bhhpa-h-s-considerations-in-covid-19-environment-june-2020-appendix-5.pdf

NCC

http://holidayparkshub.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COVID-19-Re-opening-caravan-parks-in-England-Rev1.11.pdf

The NCC have also prepared an excellent document that covers many aspects of dealing with coronavirus at caravan holiday parks. Skip to page 21 if you want to cut to the chase.


UK Hospitality

And lastly, this extensive document prepared by UK Hospitality covers a broad range of tourism and has been scrutinised by the government.

https://www.ukhospitality.org.uk/page/UKHospitalityGuidanceforHospitality

 

There’s lots of country specific guidance available regarding coronavirus issued by government which you can find here:

ENGLAND ~ NORTHERN IRELAND ~ SCOTLAND WALES