Governmental Approach                                                                                                                                                   

  • Suppress the virus through compliance with physical distancing and hygiene measures
  • Care for those who need it, whether infected by the virus or not
  • Support people, business and organisations affected by the crisis
  • Recover to a new normal, carefully easing restrictions when safe to do so while maintaining necessary measures and ensuring that transmission remains
  • Protect against this & future pandemics, through effective testing, contact tracing & isolation
  • Renew our country, building a fairer and more sustainable economy and society

We must suppress transmission of the virus

  • Adhere to the advice: stay at home if symptomatic; keep physically distanced; and maintain good hand hygiene and cough hygiene.
  • We must develop the public-health capability to deal with cases and outbreaks in a way that prevents widespread community transmission.
  • We want to ease restrictions but must be prepared for them to be reimposed as well as lifted.
  • Any lifting of restrictions will rely on high levels of support and compliance from the whole population with any continued physical distancing.
  • We will be open and transparent about the evidence we have.
  • We will consider how our decisions impact on all parts of society.

Assessment Framework

  • Options for physical distancing measures – easing, maintaining, (re)introducing– assessed using the best available evidence & analysis of their potential benefits & harms to health, the economy & broader society so as to minimise overall harm & ensure that transmission of the virus is suppressed.
  • Potential options – individual and combinations of measures – are assessed for their viability, for example taking account of how easy they are to communicate and understand, likelihood of public compliance, the proportionality of any impact on human rights and other legal considerations.
  • Broader considerations also include tailoring measures, for example to specific geographies & sectors.
  • Continual vigilance assessments will inform the Coronavirus regulations and collective assessment and decision-making with the UK Government and other Devolved Administrations as appropriate.

Hotel relevance

  • We will focus on team member, guest and customer safety at all times keeping physically distanced; maintain good hand hygiene and cough hygiene. We will assess risks daily and deliver a safe environment for all. If we have the opportunity to resume parts of the business in due course, we assure all that we will do so in line with all guidelines.
  • On Thursday 10th September 2020, the Scottish Government has implement a new policy for all guests entering the hotel building, including Hotel Staff to wear a Face Protection Covering as of 14th September 2020.

Hand Sanitiser and PPE locations

Public Areas

  • Public toilets on ground floor will have a antibacterial unit supplied with antibacterial handwash.
  • Restaurant areas will have free standing hand gel units, available on a table at the entrance.
  • Gloves and masks will be available in the corridor adjacent to the restaurant & kitchen entrance for all staff.
  • Paper wipes and antibacterial bottled spray will be located within the bar/restaurant area for a surface clean after each usage.

Bedrooms & Lodges

  • Each Lodge will have a hand sanitiser unit supplied with antibacterial gel.
  • Housekeeping will have gloves, disposable aprons available in their office and outside lodge office.
  • Disposable towels and sanitiser sprays will be used in all room cleaning. No cloth dusters to be used.

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchen handwash facilities will have antibacterial handwash available.
  • At the delivery door area a free standing unit supplied with antibacterial gel and antibacterial handwash.
  • Staff toilet area will have a wall mounted unit supplied with antibacterial handwash.
  • Disposable cloths (Ie Jay cloths) and sanitiser sprays will be used in all cleaning. No cloth dusters to be used.


  • Reception desk will have antibacterial hand gel dispenser with tissue box and stainless-steel pedal bin.
  • Other locations will be added as the business progresses throughout the reopening process.
  • Antibacterial bottled spray will be located within the area for a surface clean for regular cleaning of surfaces at reception.

Ghillies Rooms / Rod room / Drying room

  • Ghillie room / Rod room & Drying room will be closed off to public use and signage to support this
  • For Staff use – Antibacterial spray, disposable cloths , and sanitizer gel will be available for use.

Continual assessment

  • Continual vigilance and daily assessments will inform the required reviews of the Coronavirus regulations and collective assessment and decision-making with the UK Government and other Devolved Administrations as appropriate.

Use of PPE and outlines of handwashing  

All team members will have access to latex gloves, disposable aprons, handwashing and Gel facilities at locations outlined. Face Masks are provided for individuals requesting them as an added precaution.

All handwashing areas will have anti-bacterial handwash and disposable hand towels. Make sure that all the used handtowels are placed into the waste bin provided.

  • Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself & others from illnesses such as food poisoning & flu.
  • You should wash your hands for the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice (around 20 seconds):
    • Wet your hands with water.
    • Apply enough soap to cover your hands.
    • Rub your hands together.
    • Use 1 hand to rub the back of the other hand & clean in between the fingers, same with the other hand.
    • Rub your hands together and clean in between your fingers.
    • Rub the back of your fingers against your palms.
    • Rub your thumb using your other hand. Do the same with the other thumb.
    • Rub the tips of your fingers on the palm of your other hand. Do the same with other hand.
  • Rinse your hands with water.
  • Dry your hands completely with a disposable towel.
  • Use the disposable towel to turn off the tap.

If you do not have immediate access to soap and water then use alcohol-based hand rub if available.

When should you wash your hands?

You should wash your hands:

  • after using the toilet or changing a nappy
  • before and after handling raw foods like meat and vegetables
  • before eating or handling food
  • after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing
  • before and after treating a cut or wound
  • after touching animals, including pets, their food and after cleaning their cages at lest once per hour.

Washing your hands properly removes dirt, viruses and bacteria to stop them spreading to other people and objects, which can spread illnesses such as food poisoning, flu or diarrhoea.

It can help stop people picking up infections and spreading them to others.

It can also help stop spreading infections when you’re visiting someone in hospital or another healthcare setting.