Health & Safety – 5 Tips For Airbnb Hosts To Keep Properties Safe For Guests During The Pandemic

There have always been cleaning guidelines associated with owning an Airbnb, but since the pandemic, enhanced protocols are now in place. It’s no longer just a case of cleaning the property, washing the sheets and cookware sets, and generally maintaining a good level of hygiene. You have to go even further to ensure your guests stay safe. 

To help you maintain excellent levels of hygiene and safety for your guests during this challenging time, implement the following five tips:

1. Continue To Check Guidelines

One of the best things you can do to ensure you keep your Airbnb property safe at this time is to continue to check the official guidelines in your country, and the Airbnb cleaning service protocols. By keeping on top of the guidelines you can ensure you are always doing all you possibly can to keep everybody involved as safe as possible. 

2. Be More Communicative

Being on top of communication with your Airbnb listing will do wonders for your ratings, so great hosts have always been good at keeping their customers in the know. The more you keep your customers in the loop on processes, procedures, and instructions when it comes to the pandemic, the more comfortable they will feel renting from you, and the safer everyone will be. 

3. Use Good Supplies

We are all budgeting during this time of global economic instability. You can extend your financially savvy thinking into keeping the costs of cleaning supplies down by making your own hand sanitizer and face masks. When it comes to items you have to buy ready-made, such as medical supplies for your first-aid kit, use the best supplies you can afford. Cleaning products don’t need to be fancy, but they do need to work in order to keep things as safe as possible. 

4. Use Excellent Cleaning Services

If you have a cleaner make sure they are completely on top of things when it comes to the virus. They should not only be following your procedures, but they should have their own suggestions on how to improve the overall turnover process for the best possible hygiene. 

5. Be Reassuring

The pandemic has caused huge mental health issues. A study on individuals who went through the stringent lockdown in Italy found that over 40% suffered sleep issues, and many others suffered from anxiety and depression. Part of the responsibility you have as an Airbnb host is to create a safe and relaxing environment for your guests.  

Reassure them that you are doing everything possible to keep things safe for them. Let them know all the measures you have in place and that they can let you know if they have any concerns at all. Their safety is in your hands as a host, and the more you can let them know that you take this responsibility seriously, the better their experience will be. 

“At such times the universe gets a little closer to us. They are strange times, times of beginnings and endings. Dangerous and powerful. And we feel it even if we don’t know what it is. These times are not necessarily good, and not necessarily bad. In fact, what they are depends on what *we* are. – Terry Pratchett

Through these strange times we live in, people still want to travel. Indeed, many have little choice but to be on the road. By following the tips above and the guidelines in place in your country, you’ll help your guests be as safe as possible, giving them one less thing to worry about, at a very worrying time in human history. 

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