COVID-19 Guidelines


At Ashwoods House we pride ourselves in providing a safe environment for guests while adhering to the recommendations for lowering the risk of transmission of COVID-19. COVID-19 is a new virus. It spreads by respiratory droplets of an infected person to others with whom they have close contact. It can survive on different surfaces but can be killed by most cleaners and disinfectants. We do a deep clean before every new guest and go above and beyond to ensure we follow and exceed all Government guidelines and best practices.

Here are some helpful tips for keeping you, other guests and our staff safe.


Stay Up-to-Date


Monitor the UK Government COVID-19 web site for the most recent and accurate information across all dimensions of this pandemic.


How is COVID-19 spread?


COVID-19 spreads through close contact with an infected person, mostly face-to-face or within a household through:

  • Respiratory droplets made when you cough or sneeze;
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
  • Touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands; and
  • While it is unknown at this time, the extent to which pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission is taking place, we do know that it is occurring among people in close contact or in close physical settings. The vast majority of transmission of COVID-19 occurs when individuals have symptoms.


How else can we prevent the spread of COVID-19?


  • Wear a mask when inside Ashwoods House or not able to social distance, should you need a mask contact the host.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters (6 feet) between yourself and others (physical distancing).
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, stay at home and follow the local guidelines on how to get healthy again.