Covid-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused

by a virus called Coronavirus. Symptoms can be mild, moderate, severe or fatal.

This is ARLINGTONS Risk Assessment for dealing with the current Covid-19

situation in the Hotel. To keep up to date with UK Government advice in

England to Hotels, Guest houses & B & B's in this fast changing situation visit:-




                         What are the Hazards?     THE Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus




Visitors to your premises

·         Cleaners

·         Contractors

·         Drivers

·         Vulnerable groups – Elderly, Pregnant workers, those with existing underlying health conditions

·         Anyone else who physically comes in contact with you in relation to your business






Hand Washing

·         Hand washing facilities with

soap and water in place.

·         Stringent hand washing taking


·         See hand washing guidance.




·         Drying of hands with disposable

paper towels.





·         Staff encouraged to protect the


by applying emollient cream regularly


·         Gel sanitisers in any area where washing facilities not readily available







Frequently cleaning and disinfecting

objects & surfaces that are touched

regularly particularly

in areas of high use such as door

handles, light switches, reception area using appropriate cleaning products & methods.



Social Distancing

Social Distancing -Reducing the number

of persons in any work area to comply

with the 1-metre (3.25 foot) gap recommended by the

Public Health Agency






Taking steps to review work schedules including start & finish times/shift

patterns, working from home etc. to

reduce number of workers on site at any one time. Also relocating workers to

other tasks. 


Redesigning processes to ensure social distancing in place.


Conference calls to be used instead of


to face meetings.


Ensuring sufficient rest breaks for staff.


Social distancing also to be adhered to

in canteen area and smoking area.


Wearing of Gloves

Where Risk Assessment identifies

wearing of gloves as a requirement of

the job, an adequate supply of these

willbe provided. Staff will be instructed

onhow to remove gloves carefully to

reduce contamination & how to dispose

of them safely.




Public Health guidance on the use of

PPE (personal protective equipment) to

protect against COVID-19 relates to

health care settings. In all other settings individuals

are asked to observe social distancing measures and practice good hand

hygiene behaviours



Where RPE is a requirement for risks associated with the work undertaken the following measures will be followed-


Tight-fitting respirators (such as

disposable FFP3 masks and reusable half masks) rely

on having a good seal with the wearer’s

face. A face fit test will be carried out to ensure the respiratory protective equipment (RPE) can protect the wearer.

Wearers must be clean shaven.





Symptoms of Covid-19

If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature

in the workplace they will be sent home and advised to follow the stay at home


Line managers will maintain regular

contact with staff members during this



If advised that a member of staff or public

has developed Covid-19 and were recently

on our premises (including where a

member of staff has visited other work place

premises such as domestic premises),

the management team of the workplace will contact the Public Health Authority

to discuss the case, identify people who

have been in contact with them and will take advice on any actions or

precautions that should be taken.





Procedures in place for Drivers to

ensure adequate welfare facilities

availableduring their work - Reference

COVID-19-guidance on freight transport.


Persons should not share vehicles or

cabs, where suitable distancing cannot

be achieved.



Mental Health

Management will promote mental health

& wellbeing awareness to staff during

the Coronavirus outbreak and will offer

whatever support they can to help 

Reference -




Action by who?

Action by when?









Employees to be reminded

on a regular basis to wash

their hands for 20 seconds

with water and soap and the

importance of proper drying

with disposable towels.

Also reminded to catch

coughs and sneezes in

tissues – Follow Catch it,

Bin it, Kill it and to avoid

touching face, eyes, nose

or mouth with unclean hands.

Tissues will be made available

throughout the workplace.


Encourage staff to report any

problems and carry out skin

checks as part of a skin

surveillance programme




To help reduce the spread of

coronavirus (COVID-19)

reminding everyone of the

public health advice -


Posters, leaflets and other

materials are available for












Rigorous checks will be

carried out by line

managers to ensure that

the necessary procedures

are being followed.









Staff to be reminded on a

daily basis of the importance

of social distancing both in

the workplace and outside

of it.

Management checks to

ensure this is adhered to.




























Staff to be reminded that

wearing of gloves is not a

substitute for good hand









To minimise the risk of

transmission of COVID-19

during face-fit testing the

following additional measures

should be carried out –

Both the fit tester and those

being fit tested should wash

their hands before and after

the test.

Those being fit tested with

non-disposable masks

should clean the mask

themselves before and

immediately after the test

using a suitable disinfectant

cleaning wipe (check with

manufacturer to avoid

damaging the mask).

Test face pieces that cannot

be adequately disinfected

(e.g. disposable half masks)

should not be used by more

than one individual.

Fit testers should wear

disposable gloves when

undertaking cleaning of the

tubes, hoods etc. & ensure

they remove gloves following

the correct procedure (PDF)











Internal communication

channels and cascading

of messages through line

managers will be carried

out regularly to reassure

& support employees

in a fast changing situation.






Line managers will

offer support to staff

who are affected by

Coronavirus or has a

family member affected.















Communicate with

companies we deliver

to/from to ensure welfare

facilities will be available

to our drivers. Allowing

delivery drivers adequate

breaks to avail of proper

welfare facilities.











Regular communication

of mental health

information and open

door policy for those

who need additional