Protect Your Hotel From Coronavirus

Dr. Syed Farhan Ali Tirmizi, MBBS, MSc – Epidemiologist

Protect Your Hotel Guidelines

How to Maintain a Coronavirus-Free Hotel

  • Prepare the entrance, reception area, restaurant, hallways, bathrooms and elevators with:
    • Soap
    • Hand rubs with 70% alcohol
    • Face masks and gloves
    • Posters and visual cues about social distancing
    • Protective screens or queue barriers
    • Chairs, tables, and other items suitable for social distancing
    • Tissues and closed bins
  • Require the employees and guests to:
    • Undergo a temperature check upon the start of work day.
    • Wear face masks and gloves (optional).
    • Practice social distancing and observe coughing and sneezing etiquettes.
  • Control the entry of guests or if possible, enable other entrance lanes.
  • Instruct receptionists to provide guests with contact information of health officials upon checking in.
  • Encourage cashless transactions.
  • Clean and disinfect highly touched areas, such as counters, door knobs, and elevator buttons.
  • Set up isolation rooms for suspected coronavirus cases.
    • Advise guests to notify the management if they develop symptoms.
    • Train employees to provide in-room services for symptomatic guests.
    • Monitor the health status of these guests.

In the Restaurant

  • Provide in-room services for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Encourage guests to eat inside their rooms.
  • Restock products during off-peak hours.

“Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public.” 29 April 2020.
LINK Accessed 11 May 2020.

Hiller, Stefan “How to protect your hotel guests and staff from Coronavirus.” 30 January
LINK Accessed 11 May 2020.

“Hotels Guidance.”
LINK Accessed 11 May 2020.

Written By

Dr. Syed Farhan Ali Tirmizi, MBBS, MSc


Communicable Disease Control (CDC), Alberta Health Services

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