Technology to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection when staying in hotels
Many hotels and other establishments providing tourist accommodation have implemented strict protocols to guarantee the safety of travellers. We advise checking on the measures that are in place at the establishment before making your booking.
The use of face masks outdoors isn’t mandatory, as long as safety distances can be respected. However, in indoor settings it is.
And by following the recommendations below, you’ll be helping them to reduce the risks to a minimum.
1. Checking in and out with minimum risk of infection
Respect the limitation on the number of people allowed in reception at any one time, and maintain the safety distance. It’s best to avoid touching magazines or any other objects you might find in the reception area.
Maintain the safety distance keeping the protective screen between yourself and the receptionist, and avoid leaning on the desk.
On check-out, use contactless payment methods (your card or mobile, for example). If you need to use a pen, use your own, and we recommend that you ask for your receipt to be sent to you by email.
2. Relax in your room
Check what the room cleaning and disinfection policies are by asking the hotel staff, and be sure to help them by respecting the rules. It’s very likely that you’ll find that there are fewer services and fewer decorative elements in the rooms, as this makes cleaning easier, and reduces risks.
Furthermore, some hotels allow you to use your mobile phone as a key to open your room, removing the need for cards or keys.
3. Are the common areas in hotels safe?
You may also find that some of the common areas in your hotel are closed, so we recommend checking before choosing your accommodation. Those that remain open can be used, but always remember to respect the hotel’s policy at all times.
4. Restaurants and breakfasts
Breakfast and buffet services have been modified in most places, with the aim of ensuring greater safety. In some cases, buffets have been replaced by individual portions. You can now choose to place your order with the waiting staff by using digital menus. Keep your face mask on and respect the safety distance in dining rooms, to collaborate with these prevention measures. Lastly, we recommend using hand sanitiser both before and after your meal.
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