26 June 2020
Hedgehog Corner offers a secluded rural oasis near the Lyme Regis Coast, with two fully equipped award-winning one bedroom holiday homes, both with hot tubs. Following the announcement on Tuesday by the UK Government that businesses will be able to accept visitors again from 4 July, owner Joy Raymond was keen to ensure that she was able to protect her guests, but also herself and her business.
Quality in Tourism provided Joy with their updated guidelines and risk assessment templates as part of their Safe, Clean & LegalTM accreditation. The accreditation goes beyond COVID recommendations and covers all safety and legal requirements for accommodation providers. This will be followed up with a visit from an assessor to discuss the risk assessment and provide helpful advice & support to operators.
Joy says "Having filled in several online 'Covid Risk Assessment Self Certification' modules for various platforms for my self-catering holiday business, I was astonished at how ridiculously easy they were. How can they check that what is declared is true or even legal?
Fortunately I am already an accredited member of Quality in Tourism Safe Clean & Legal and found their Risk Assessment to be thorough from start to finish.
The QT Risk Assessment is also supported with thoughtful suggestions, ideas and tips when filling the form in. This is all supported by Assessors with an in depth firm knowledge base of the legislation, regulations and industry as a whole. I know that when the QT Assessor calls to inspect my property, in person, I can confidently ask any questions and know that help is at hand from a true professional within the industry. I have signed up to the QT accreditation because not only do I want to keep my guests safe and protected but I want to protect my business and reputation."
For more information on Safe, Clean & LegalTM please visit the Quality in Tourism website and register your interest.