Other than providing an excellent Barbados villa experience, the health and well-being of the Blue Sky Luxury family is our number one priority. Under the banner of The Blue Standard, cleanliness has always been included as a standard in our 300pt checklist. Yes, 300, we leave no stone unturned in keeping our guests and staff safe. With the emergence of COVID-19, it has become even more critical as the aim is to reduce the spread of the infection. On behalf of our team, we want to assure you that in times of uncertainty surrounding travel, your safety and well-being has never stopped being our priority. We have implemented the following practices to ensure that you stay, safe.
Health & Safety
A detailed workplace cleaning and disinfecting protocol for COVID-19 has been developed. Led by Director General, Human Resource, Ministry of Public Service, Gail Atkins. The protocol covers how to clean frequently touched surfaces, for example, doorknobs, tabletops, counters, light switches, elevator buttons, faucets, among others. Protocols by the World Health Organisation, Centres for Disease Control (CDC), USA Centre’s for Disease Control (CDC) and local authorities in respect of cleaning for virus prevention are also being followed in our homes. Our staff has been trained in specific disinfection procedures following recommendations made by local authorities in respect of cleaning for virus prevention, especially in between bookings. Comprehensive COVID-19 guidance is in place globally detailing how to best protect against transmission of the virus and we have included this in our updated protocols for cleaning procedures, including frequent cleaning of high-touch areas.
Protecting our staff and you
Scared to touch that tv remote or grab those villa keys? We disinfect those too! Put your mind to rest. Read our blog on our Barbados villa cleaning checklist, we’ve thought of everything. For your safety, we have implemented sanitisation stations at all entrances to properties and we provide in-villa sanitization items for you and your family. There are protocols for the use of Personal Protective Equipment for staff, particularly those in foodservice. Our communication on prioritizing the health of both guests and staff is clear and we have advised all of our staff to monitor their health and report to us and the COVID-19 Hotline 536-4500 if feeling unwell. Where possible we can offer self-check-in and check out to encourage social distancing – but don’t worry, we’re always reachable with a 24-hour contact for guest services and our property management team. We’re just a phone call, instant message, or email away and can’t wait to help you make memories.
Space Between Bookings
Based on CDC recommendations, it is advised that access to any property be limited, including for cleaning, during the 24 hours immediately after each guest’s stay. Also, it is a BSL requirement that there is a wait time of 48 hours in between bookings to provide ample time to properly clean and disinfect all areas accessible to the guest/owner, due to a higher risk of COVID-19 exposure. Generally, we maintain 2 days between bookings and for our larger villas 3-bedroom villas we maintain 3 days between bookings.
With guidelines and restrictions changing frequently in Barbados through this challenging time we’ll keep you informed. In advance of your arrival and when you join us we’ll ensure you have complete information on everything you need to know.
Thank you for your support and your loyalty. We will continue monitoring the situation concerning COVID-19 and respond further based on the advice of governments, public health authorities, and medical professionals. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our homes in the future.