Taigh Morag
Taigh Morag

COVID19 Risk Assessment

COVID-19  Risk Assessment for Taigh Morag

Location: Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

Area: House and garden

Who could be affected:

  • Guests
  • Host
  • Contractors



1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this risk assessment is to highlight the potential risks to guests when staying at the property

The virus is spread in minute water droplets that are expelled from the body through sneezing, coughing, talking and breathing and can be transmitted to any surface the person is near or touches. A person touching their mouth, nose and eyes may transmit the virus to themselves.


The aspirated virus may be transmitted through a person’s mouth, nose and eyes.


The virus can be transferred to the hands, from surface to surface and from person to person. It is also possible to transfer it from person to surface and surface to person. It can survive on surfaces for a period after transfer (depending on such things as the surface type, its moisture content and temperature).


Touching the mouth, nose and eyes can increase the risk of infection after touching someone or something which has the virus on their person or surface.


The mitigation approaches contained in this risk assessment seek to minimise the risk to any person entering the property


This risk assessment aims to minimise the likelihood of person from contracting COVID 19 as a direct result of staying at the property, as long as they adhere to the mitigations laid out in this risk assessment.


This risk assessment concludes: That if COVID19 is passed from one person to another or by any other transmission route, while many people survive infection, some may die from the disease. It should be regarded as a high-risk hazard and that transmission may occur without effective mitigation.

The risk rating: HIGH (H) is based on no mitigation and the outcome being HARMFUL and LIKELY.

2. Risk Assessment for transmission of COVID19

Highlighted in yellow (those we are investigating)


Risk Rating 

Control Measures 

Risk Rating 

Further control measures 

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Contact with contaminated surfaces




  • Enhanced cleaning methods to ensure surfaces are clean and sanitised between bookings, see cleaning procedure sheets (appendix A)
  • No one displaying symptoms will be permitted access to the property
  • Online check in
  • Welcome pack e-mailed to guest prior to arrival
  • All books, board games and leaflets have been removed
  • Cushions and throws removed from bedroom
  • Cushions and throws in the lounge will be rotated to allow at least 72 hours between bookings
  • Sofa will be disinfected
  • All bedding is cotton/linen and washed on a full 60°C cycle
  • Cashless payment where possible
  • Advice on increased frequency of handwashing 




Contact with



  • Contactless experience with hosts
  • Keys are disinfected prior to arrival and left in Key Safe which is also disinfected
  • Sanitiser provided at entry point
  • If host needs to enter, social distancing and hygiene measures adhered to at all times.
  • Sanitiser provided at entry point
  • Information available to guests on how to suppress the virus (welcome pack)   





Guest with


arriving at the property



  • Host will give advice prior to arrival on what a guest should do if they start experiencing symptoms prior to arrival


  • We ask guests to cancel their visit if they have COVID19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID19.
  • Guests who have symptoms prior to arrival are asked not to Check In. Guests are asked to call the COVID19 Helpline to arrange a test and return home.






experiencing symptoms

during visit


  • Host will give advice prior to arrival on what a guest should do if they start experiencing symptoms during their visit


  • Guests who develop symptoms during their stay are asked to stay in their room, call the COVID19 Helpline to arrange a test and follow Scottish Government guidelines.
  • Guests must inform host immediately of any symptoms.
  • COVID19 information sheet is included in the virtual welcome pack which is sent to guests prior to arrival.


  • Deep clean after visit, see cleaning procedures.
  • PPE (gloves, FFP2 mask) to be worn by host
  • At least 1 day before changeover


  • M



Contact with contaminated surfaces during changeover


  • 2 hours is the minimum time after departure cleaning can commence
  • PPE to be worn during cleaning (gloves, face mask)
  • Host request that guests place all laundry into basked before departure
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures to be adhered to (appendix A)




Appendix A - Taigh Morag Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

STEP 1:  PREPARE             

  • Wait for 2 hours after guests have left before entering the property.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
  • Before entering put on a mask, apron, gloves and shoe covers.
  • Ventilate by opening windows.
  • Gather any necessary equipment.
  • Gather the cleaning supplies, including approved disinfectant.


First you clean, then you sanitize

Cleaning – remove germs and dirt from surfaces using a soapy sponge

to wipe off surfaces.

Sanitize – use chemicals to reduce the number of germs and bacteria.

Spray on high-touch surfaces.


STEP 2:  CLEAN - dust and debris

  • Empty all bins and line with fresh bags.
  • Dust, sweep and vacuum all floors.
  • Wash all dishes and empty the dishwasher.
  • Clean all hard surfaces with soap and water.
  • Spot clean soft surfaces.
  • Wash all linens at 60 degree full cycle.


STEP 3:  SANITIZE – with disinfectant

  • Once a surface is clean, spray with disinfectant.
  • Let the disinfectant work, keep wet for the time specified.
  • Allow to air dry.
  • When using wipes, use one wipe per surface.


  • Double-check that frequently touched surfaces have been sanitised (see list below).
  • Review the rooms.
  • Note any maintenance issues.
  • Take a note of any cleaning products or disinfectants that need to be replenished.


STEP 4: RESET the room

  • Wash your hands and put on clean gloves before refilling guest supplies, towels and linens.
  • Close the door, disinfect the doorknob, and do not re-enter the space after sanitizing.
  • Setout a cleaning care package for guests with sanitizer and extra hand soap.
  • Leave a cleaning summary for guests.
  • Safely dispose of or wash cleaning supplies and protective gear.


Frequently touched surfaces

  • Doorknobs and handles
  • Key       
  • Light switches
  • Remote control
  • Tables
  • Fans
  • Lamps
  • Windowsills and window handles
  • Keys and lockboxes
  • Railings
  • Bins
  • Sinks
  • Appliances
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Kitchenware
  • Chairs
  • Toilets
  • Showers and baths
  • Shower doors and shower head
  • Shampoo, conditioners and hand soaps
  • Hair dryer
  • Welcome book