The Standards of Health & Safety: London

SANITISED AND SPARKLING TO WELCOME YOU BACK
All this time apart has got us feeling some type of way. We're just not the same without you. There's no us without you and we're so excited to have you back at The Standard, London!

It's a new world out there so before you arrive for your reservation don't be rash or rush into things, exciting as they will be. If you're not feeling 100%, stay home. If you feel something coming on, err on the side of caution. Get yourself checked out before you check in. And if you've already booked and come down with something, there won't be any cancellation repercussions. Your health and safety is #1.

Below we've summarized our Post Covid-19 Health & Safety Plan, with all the key points and information you need for a sweet and safe stay. This also includes some new ways of working and may affect your stay. Don't forget, facemasks are now mandatory when you're not sitting down or dining. We'll update these procedures as things change and evolve, so be sure to check back here before you check in. 

THE PROCEDURES

HOW IT'S GONNA GO
• Pre-pay, register your room, and give us your ETA ahead of time, and we'll have your keys waiting for when you arrive so you're good to go. We’ll be in touch before your stay to make sure we have everything set for your arrival. 
• Rooms cleaned and sanitised before guest arrival. Once you’ve checked in, we won’t bother you. Rooms will only be serviced upon request by our trained staff following our safety and sanitation protocol, with all the right PPE –   so please do let us know if you’d like your room serviced in advance.
• Our team will use cleaning products and protocols which align with UK Government guidelines, are approved for use and effectively fight against viruses, bacteria and other air and bloodborne pathogens on all equipment and surfaces, in every space of the hotel.
• Extra cleaning and sanitising of public or frequent contact spaces. This includes the front desk, elevators, entrance doors and handrails, public bathrooms, dining surfaces and seating areas
• Our team will continue to explore and use additional sanitation tools, including an airsterile O-Zone machine to disinfect all areas, and sanitation spray, and stay abreast of all new developments regarding the most effective methods and products to employ 
• Where possible, doors and windows will remain open to increase fresh air flow

THE STANDARD FAMILY

TAKING EXTRA CARE OF OUR TEAM SO THEY CAN TAKE EXTRA CARE OF YOU
• Employee training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols including in-person training on new ways of working plus new modules and tests on our online staff training platform 
• Appropriate PPE for all staff
• On-call doctor available to advise and assist with both guest and staff concerns

THE GOODS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND NOTHING YOU DON'T
• Face masks, hand sanitiser, a finger-thimble for button-pushing and COVID-19 information will be available for all guests upon check-in. And don't worry, we'll have extra gloves, masks and sanitising wipes if you forgot yours 
• Room keys will be sanitised with sanitising machines before distribution in a single use key wallet
• The mini bar is one of the best things about staying in a hotel so we’re keeping that intact but know we’re taking extra precautions to keep it clean and sanitised before each stay
• In Room Dining is open from 8am til 10pm, Double Standard bar and restaurant is open Monday and Tuesday from 5pm and Wednesday to Sunday from 8.00am til 10pm and Decimo is open from 5pm til 10pm Thursday through Saturday.. 
• All laundry and linens cleaned following Public Health England issued guidelines
• Our gym will still be available for you to use – but it needs to be booked in advance so please make sure to call down to reception to get your fitness fix

THE OPEN SPACE

STAY SAFE WHILE OUT, ABOUT, AND AROUND
• Hand sanitising dispensers in all public spaces
• Physically distant configurations in public spaces and restaurants
• Room occupancy, to the extent possible, will be distributed evenly per floor to limit crowding in hallways & elevators
• One-way traffic systems around the hotel to ensure social distancing is maintained


THE GRACIOUS GUEST GUIDELINES

BE OUR (RESPONSIBLE) GUEST, AND KEEP IT CUTE AND COURTEOUS FOR EVERYONE AROUND YOU
• Practice physical distancing in shared spaces
• Face masks are now mandatory when you're not sitting down or dining so please make sure to wear yours. 
• Limit person-to person contact
• If you have a cough, fever or symptoms of COVID-19 please do not exit your room and alert the front desk to call the hotel doctor to advise
• Wash hands frequently in accordance with Public Health guidelines (we surely will) and use available sanitising stations
• Properly dispose of used PPE 
• If you cough or sneeze, please do it into your elbow or a napkin
• Use contactless payment where possible 

KEEPING YOU FED, WATERED AND SAFE
Our ground floor bar and restaurant Double Standard is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Wednesday through Sunday - plus drinks til 10pm and Monday and Tuesday's from 5pm only. Isla and the Library Lounge will be open for your use but unfortunately, there won't be any service in these spaces. We’ve got lots of new procedures in place to keep things safe – here’s how things will have changed. Decimo is open from 5 til 10pm Thursday through Saturday.
  • We're adhering with government track and trace – so please make sure to book your table before you join us here. Or, drop in and see the host and we can find you the next available table   
  • We’ll have social distancing rules in place throughout the restaurant including limited tables for use so please be patient
  • Tables booked inside should be limited to include only members of only two households in line with government guidelines
  • In Double Standard we have scannable QR codes on tables to view our menus and we’ll be encouraging contactless card payment throughout. 
  • We can only sit a maximum of 6 people at one table and have reduced capacity in each venue so please understand if we can’t seat you immediately.
  • On arrival, please wait to be seated so we can ensure you have a table that is compliant with social distancing requirements and you’ve plenty of room to spread out. 
  • We have very limited room in our cloakroom so please keep suitcases and larger items at home.

Finally, these new changes mean lots more for our staff to consider and note they may give you directions based around our health and safety guidelines - please come with patience and treat them with respect. Remember: your wellness is our number one priority.

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