Covid-19 Risk Assessment

This Risk Assessment has been carried out following the guidelines on the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) web site

Assessment carried out by: Joanne Hansford Riverwood Farm Glamping, Talaton, Devon, EX5 2RU

Date assessment was carried out: 11/06/2020

Potential Hazards

  • Contamination of the site by guests who are asymptomatic or who develop symptoms while on site.
  • Transmission of the virus between guests and owners.

Who is at Risk?

  • Other guests on site from same party.
  • Cleaning suppliers (owner) and their immediate families, particularly if they care for relatives who are elderly or have underlying health conditions.
  • The wider public locally.

Actions to Control Risk

  • Anybody who is exhibiting symptoms or who has any reason to believe they may have come into contact with the virus up to 14 days prior to their booking must follow the Government instruction to self-isolate and follow NHS guidelines. Therefore, they should not arrive on site.
  • Anybody in one of the vulnerable groups identified by the Government should follow Government advice to self-isolate, they can contact Riverwood Farm Glamping for help and advice with their booking. They should not arrive on site.
  • Contractors/Cleaners who are exhibiting symptoms or who have any reason to believe they may have come into contact with the virus within the previous 14 days should not come on site and they should follow NHS guidelines.
  • We will ask guests to follow guidelines on social distancing. Riverwood Farm Glamping has only 1 Safari tent set in approximately 8 acres of woodland. It is possible to have a relaxing holiday without leaving the site.
  • Guests are advised that there may be severely restricted opportunities to eat out at this time and they should be prepared to fully self-cater.
  • We will provide additional cleaning materials for guests to clean shared equipment during their stay.

Implement Changes to cleaning policy

We always strive to maintain extremely high standards of cleanliness at Riverwood Farm Glamping. Under normal conditions we also strive to maintain high standards of sustainability. We recognise that at this time some sustainable practices will need to be compromised. For example, washing and reusing cleaning cloths and using mostly natural cleaning products. We promise to resume these practices as soon as it is safe to do so however for the duration of the Corvid-19 outbreak we have decided to adopt the cleaning practices recommended by Public Health England (PHE) for Cleaning in Non-Healthcare settings (

As guests may not exhibit symptoms until after they return home, we will treat every clean as if the guests had potentially been infected. Therefore, we will:

  • Use disposable cloths and mop heads
  • Clean with diluted chlorine bleach
  • Pay particular attention to frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and handrails.
  • Reduce the amount of soft furnishings provided.