As restrictions are slowly relaxed, more people are looking at renting a private appartment, chalet or booking a hotel room or suite with close, trusted friends and family for a much needed staycation.

While a change of scenery and some company is crucial for one’s sanity, caution is still required during this time.

Wherever you plan to book or rent, it is important to proceed with caution. Here are a few tips from medical professionals, to keep yourself safe and your stay worry-free!

Allow Adequate Time For Cleaning

If possible, make sure that the room or property you’re looking at has not been rented 24 hours before you check-in. This aligns with official CDC guidelines to allow enough time for a solid cleaning and disinfecting between the previous guests and renters’ departure and your stay.

Go Contactless

Contactless check-ins and check-outs is the safest option during this period. We like ST Signature’s self check-in option at all their properties. Limiting person-to-person contact is a simple way to keep you both safe.

Bring Along Your Own PPE

Pack extra face masks, hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes. Some medical professionals suggest even bringing along your own multi-purpose anti-viral cleaner.

Disinfect Upon Arrival

While cleaning is probably the last thing you want to do when you get to your vacation, it is also the wisest thing you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. As soon as you arrive at your destination and have washed your hands with soap and water, using an alcohol wipe to disinfect high-contact areas like door knobs, faucet handles, light switches, remotes, counters, lamp switches, appliance handles and then wash your hands again with soap and water.

While the hotel’s cleaners would have already done a clean up before your arrival, it doesn’t hurt to be extra cautious as regular cleaners available in the market are not effective against viruses.

Be Smart With Whom You Travel With

Be smart about who you’re exposing yourself to. Travel only with people in your closest circle, those who you know are responsible and possess good personal hygeine and haven’t been exposed to large crowds.