Since they started to reopen this summer, all forms of accommodation have put in place rigorous safety measures to protect the health of guests; this article discusses how guests can work with hotels to provide the perfect stay.

It discusses guests not expecting everything to be perfect, especially since many will be operating at low levels of occupancy and with reduced staff numbers, including the number of times a room will be serviced, and not requesting early checkin or late checkout, which will affect a cleaning schedule.

It also stresses you should cancel or postpone your booking if you are not feeling 100% well on the day of arrival.

In most countries face masks are now mandatory in public areas in hotels, other than at the dinner table, and guests should bring their own hand sanitiser rather than simply expecting it in their rooms.

Ideally, guests should check-in, check-out, pay their bill and order food remotely, paying by card, although plastic notes can be sanitised with antibacterial wipes.

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