Tremaine Green COVID-19 Policy

COVID Confident cleaning and operating approved

 As of 10 September 2020 (Reviewed at monthly intervals & on changes in government policy)

This policy is designed to mitigate the risk of transmission of the Coronavirus at Tremaine Green Country Cottages.


The spread of the Coronavirus has been rapid & unpredictable. This policy has been drawn up to raise awareness of the steps that can be taken to mitigate the spread of the virus and the procedures required to achieve this.  All individuals are responsible for following government COVID-19 guidance and laws.

Coronavirus Symptoms:

  • New & continuous Cough
  • High Temperature
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of, or change in your normal sense of smell & Taste.

Personal precautions to be taken:

  • Hand hygiene is the first and most important line of defence.
  • Like cold and flu bugs, it is believed this virus is spread via droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. The droplets land on surfaces and are picked up on the hands of others and spread further. People catch the virus when they touch their infected hands to their mouth, nose or eyes.
  • It follows that the single most important thing they can do to protect themselves is to keep their hands clean by washing them frequently with soap and water, following the recommended guidelines, or using a hand sanitising gel.
  • Key times to wash or sanitise hands: On arrival at work, on departing each cottage and on departure from work, after using the bathroom, touching face or blowing your nose, changing clothes, after using shared equipment.
  • Try to avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes.
  • Keep the (2-meter) recommended distance from others, where possible (if not wear a facemask / covering.
  • A maximum of 6-persons allowed at social gatherings, or in a cottage (with effect from 14 Sep 20).

Measures for Tremaine Green Guests and staff to reduce risk of spreading Coronavirus:


Staff or guests who are exhibiting symptoms or who have any reason to believe they may have come into contact with the virus within the previous 14 days must isolate at home and not come on site.  They should follow NHS guidelines.  See Annex A.

Entrance to Office, Cleaners cupboard and Laundry room:

  • 'Keep Your Distance' markers in place outside Office and Information point.
  • Hand sanitiser provided in the office foyer. To be used by all visitors to the office.
  • All staff to wash hands on arrival. Handwash soap provided in the laundry room for staff with paper towels and refuse bin. 
  • Signage will be displayed to remind all visitors and staff to comply with use of sanitiser and social distancing guidelines.

Communal Facilities:

Table tennis put in a garage with wash hands sign. All communal toys and equipment have been removed from public areas. With the re-opening of community centres and gymnasiums from 24 July 2020, the games room and play area are open but with restricted numbers and access, with hand sanitisation and adult supervision

  • The barbecue area is closed. Portable barbecues are available,
  • Putters will be issued and returned from the office & cleaned between users.
  • The DVD library is not available.
  • Laundry Room: will be closed from Saturday to Tuesday mid-day (due to dirty laundry being left for 72-hours). Access is by key available from the office during this time.


  • Signage will be displayed in the staff toilet, laundry room and cleaner's cupboard, re- hand washing routines with reminders of social distancing guidance. Maximum group gatherings of 6 persons


  • The cleaners are to follow and complete the new cleaning schedule and check list which will be left in the cottage. In accordance with our new procedures.
  • The Welcome Folder contains essential information as well as contact information and procedures on infection control and reporting.
  • Anti-bacterial & viral spray, paper toweling and anti-viral hand wash provided in each cottage.
  • Laundry:
    • All clean laundry is only to be handled with clean gloves or cleaned hands.
    • Beds to be stripped by departing guests: Do not shake.
    • Dirty laundry to be left in laundry room to stand for 72 hours prior to packing. (Tuesday morning for Saturday change overs).

 Access to Office:

  • Entrance into the office will only be for the owners and the secretary.
  • Guests able to come to the stable door.
  • Staff pay will be done one at a time or in family groups from the office foyer.

 Cleaning Schedule for Office: 

  • The Office door and information point door will be sanitised each morning on staff arrival.
  • Cleaning: all touch points, walls, windows (where they can be touched) handrails, switches, doors and handles, floors, bathrooms (all touchpoints). All cleaning with anti-viral cleaning products, cleaning equipment sterilised where possible or thrown away.


  • Cleaning Staff. PPE provided by Tremaine Green: face mask, gloves & apron (disposable).
  • Guests: Guests will be responsible for providing their own PPE.

Cottage Rental:

  • Staff and Guests working or staying at Tremaine Green will be provided with the COVID-19 policy document.
  • Maximum occupancy of 6 persons (WEF 14 Sep 20).
  • Guests to ventilate cottage for a minimum of 1-hour prior to departure.
  • Arrival and departure times have changed to allow for ventilation and extra cleaning:
    • Arrival: 4.30pm
    • Departure: 9.30am

      This policy is designed to mitigate the risk of transmission of the Coronavirus at Tremaine Green Country Cottages.

Annex A:


Emergency procedures:

  • Reported infection by track & trace system.
  • Reported infection from customer, host or member of staff.


  • All members of staff and guests on site are to be informed of incident. Notify Track and trace team: Phone 111.
  • If a Guest suspects they may have COVID-19 they must immediately self-isolate and request a test.  They must inform Tremaine Green management.  Tel: 01503 220333.  If they are confirmed to have COVID-19, they should return home.  Guests must follow Government guidance on dealing with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
  • To request a COVID-19 test go to:
  • Infected guests, their family and bubble should return home in accordance with:




Our thanks go to Justin and Penny for making us feel welcome and at home. We will certainly recommend you to our friends and shall be back in the near future.

Fourteenth visit, fourth Christmas. See you again after Easter!.

Family dog Hamlet the Great Dane came to visit us. He is very big and friendly but he head butted me in the ....twice. OUCH! (Happily he has grown out of this puppy welcome).

Travelled from London. Really nice welcome. Marvellous cottage. Area Tranquil. Idyllic location. Natural beauty. Everyone friendly. Excellent Walks. Evenings peaceful. We're booking again!

Discovered Tremaine Green by chance on the Internet. What a beautiful location! Have booked again for Christmas.

Once again, many thanks to Justin and Penny, not least for the welcome tea-tray on arrival. This is a delightful spot and our fourth visit will not be our last.

The Cornwall area is one of the best areas we have seen or holidayed in, together with our stay at your beautiful cottages and grounds.

This was our first holiday since starting our family and the children loved every minute of it. We look forward to the next visit.

I've been coming here since I was about 5 years old. We will still keep returning for years to come. (Now a pensioner).

We loved the Farmhouse. So comfortable and warm. The baby loved the ducks; he tried to pack one in his suitcase...

Our 3 year old had a fantastic time being able to run around without fear of traffic.

What a lovely place... oh, to be able to stay a while longer.

We found the facilities excellent and a very well appointed cottage. Our reception and the courtesy afforded to us were marvellous.

Thank you for providing such a lovely setting to have a good holiday.

This is a great location and we shall be back...

Charlie, our dog, loved the beaches and splashing about in the waves. We still have loads to do and see - a week just isn't long enough. Next year I'm booking two weeks.

The cottage is in a lovely position and very clean.

Fantastic cottage and area for our honeymoon. Will be back next year

Both of us were amazed to find this place so full of character after expecting something perhaps a little more commercial.

The only holiday we have had which was exactly as described in the brochure.

Back again. As usual a most enjoyable and relaxing holiday, this is becoming our second home!

Tremaine Green is even better than we expected and we look forward to another visit.

Lovely cottage, the owners went out of there way to make sure it was perfect for us, would go back again and have recommended it to all are friends. Mr & Mrs Hayward Jun 18. The Green