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Taking extra care: how to prepare for your holiday

We understand your holiday is going to be slightly different due to the current circumstances. Therefore, we wanted to make sure you feel safe and prepared for your trip. 

We have put together the information below to explain the steps we have taken to prepare your property, as well as some handy tips on ways you can holiday safely whilst still having a wonderful stay with us.

Extra property precautions

Extended changeover hours. We have extended our changeover hours to a 4pm arrival and a 10am departure, to give housekeepers more time to carry out extra sanitisation in accordance with industry guidelines for this situation. Please check your arrival details as these hours may vary for certain properties. 

Simple furnishings. We have asked owners/housekeepers to remove unnecessary soft furnishings such as throws and scatter cushions for now. We've also asked them to limit the number of toys/games at the property. This is an easy step to take to ensure the property is clean but still comfortable for your arrival. 

Ordinarily, we would encourage owners to decorate their property for the festive season, but for the same reasons, we won't be asking them to this year. Hopefully, normal service will be resumed next year!

You may also find the dishwasher full of clean crockery on arrival, instead of it being put away in the cupboards. This is so that housekeepers can avoid touching items unnecessarily and so that you know it is clean.

A subtle welcome. Usually, Aspects and our owners like to greet you with a welcome tray. However, to limit contamination, this may not be provided. 

 


Useful tips on how to prepare before you travel

Shop at home. We recommend that your initial supermarket shop is done at home and that you bring what you need for the first few days, to help you avoid busy supermarkets and local shortages. This also means you can relax into your holiday as soon as you arrive.

Food box delivery. Fresh and locally sourced food boxes can be delivered straight to your door. We recommend The Cornish Food Box Company; they deliver all over Cornwall and have a fantastic selection of great Cornish produce. Save £5 on any order over £50 by using the code ASPECTSHOLS. 

Order in. Many restaurants, pubs, and cafes across Cornwall have adapted their service so you can take away your favourite choices from the menu so you can fine dine at home. It might also not be a bad idea to do a little research now and pre-order.

Stay local. With our properties all being located in beautiful locations, there is no need to travel far on holiday to enjoy the scenery. We suggest avoiding the usual hot spots where possible and enjoying a relaxing holiday in and around the property. 

Be careful before your holiday. If you or any member of your party start to develop symptoms before your holiday it is important that you contact us right away to let us know. Please contact us on 01736 754242. We will help advise on the next steps. Click here to see the NHS information page on symptoms. If you have symptoms, please only travel if you have been tested and are shown to be negative.

Plan ahead. Please be aware that some Cornish towns may have road closures so be sure to plan ahead. If you are staying in St Ives, please read the St Ives Town information guide


During your stay

Talk to us. If you start to develop coronavirus symptoms during your stay, please follow the NHS advice and call us to let us know on 01736 754242.

 

Before you return home

Waste. Please empty all bins and remove food items. Please check the property information sheet in the property for instructions on where to leave the rubbish.

Your belongings. Please double check you have all of your personal possessions before you leave. 

 

And finally, have a fantastic time!

 

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