Coronavirus (cOVID-19) Update

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Last Update: May 11, 2021
One of our highest priorities is the health, safety, and security of our guests, and team members. COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we live, and we are adjusting our daily operations to fit within the new normal.

In response to this, we have updated our existing health and safety processes and developed a new safety protocol. This cleanliness and disinfection protocol is designed to ensure your safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out.

How Georgilas Cave House is going to welcome you again:

• Our house-keeping approach will be fully in line with with “Tourist Accommodation Health Protocol” [Joint Ministerial Decision n. 6632 GG B 1632/21.04.2021].

9-step cleaning and safety protocol:

1. Accommodation file and event book: We keep a record of all people staying at the accommodation by name, nationality, date of arrival and departure, contact details (address, telephone, e-mail), so that it is possible to communicate with these people in the case of any COVID-19 incident.

2. Guests’ temperature checks upon arrival.

3. Extension of check-out and check-in between stays: check-out until 10.30 am and check-in from 3.30 pm. This change in the time interval between each check-in and check-out is mandatory to ensure that between different guests the room is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, as well as that the room has undergone adequate natural ventilation

4. Face Coverings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): To help protect the health and safety of our guests, team members, and visitors, we require the use of face coverings in indoor and (communal) outdoor spaces (areas). *For those children under the age of two or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance, face masks are not mandated.

5. Implement physical distancing measures in pool and other communal areas.  Precisely, (i) the layout of the seats (chairs, sun loungers, etc.) should be such that the distance between the seats of two people in two different umbrellas or two people living in different apartments should be at least 1,5 meters from each direction; (ii) for the BBQ we engage in regular cleaning and waiting sufficient time before the BBQ is available to a new guest.6.    Increase cleaning and disinfecting frequency throughout the premises, with a special focus on pool, BBQ and relaxation areas as well as on "high risk" objects and surfaces (e.g. knobs, keys).

7. Sanitizing stations. Install alcohol-based hand sanitizing near the front entrance and communal areas

8. Linens Wash. All linens at a high temperature for optimal disinfection. Precisely: (i) Towels are washed in-house in hot cycles (60 degrees Celsius) with the usual detergents; (ii) Beddings are washed by an external partner and are delivered to the accommodation in in closed plastic bags; (iii) Clothing are transferred to the houses inside closed marked bags.

9. Swimming pool:
      → Chlorination: proper operation and maintenance of chlorination systems in accordance with current legislation. It is recommended, according to the WHO guidelines (Guidelines for safe recreational water environments - Volume 2 - Swimming pools and similar environments), that the residual chlorine value in tank water be 1-3 mg / L for swimming pools. Manual control of chlorine levels should be performed every 4 hours for swimming pools and keep a record file of this.
      → PH adjustment: pH values ​​in the water of recreational water installations should be maintained within the limits provided by current legislation. Regular measurement and maintenance of pH recording files every eight hours during the operation of the swimming pools.
     
→ Shower before and after entering the swimming pool is strongly recommended.  
      → Number of swimmers: the total number of people entering the swimming pool at any given time is maximum 20 (i.e. one swimmer per 2.5 m2 of water surface).
      → Use of materials or protective covers that can be easily cleaned in order to effectively disinfect the seats.
      → Pool towels are provided upon request in order to cover the entire surface of the sunbed.

• The position of Manager in charge of implementing the action plan for suspected cases is held by Katerina Kritikou, the property owner, with the assistance of Anastasia Kritikou, the property and communications manager (to be referred to as “accommodation staff”):.

• The position of the Collaborating doctor will be determined by the Medical Centre of Naxos, the local care provider of primary health care.
International Arrivals:

Travelers arriving from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries are exempted from the mandatory 7-day quarantine if they provide an acceptable form of certification of their health condition, as per below.

Third-country citizens are not allowed to enter Greece. Exceptions apply to residents of the following countries: United Kingdom, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Rwanda, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Serbia, Israel, North Macedonia, Canada, Belarus, Bahrein, Qatar, China, Kuwait, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. Travelers arriving from the countries listed above are exempted from the mandatory 7-day quarantine if they provide an acceptable form of certification of their health condition, as per below.

Mandatory Travel Documentation before arrival:

• Visitors must fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) no later than 23:59 (11.59 PM) of the day before arriving in Greece. For more information, please click here.
• Prior to departure, all travelers must ensure that they carry an acceptable form of certification of their health condition. Acceptable documents include: Certificate of vaccination against Covid-19, issued by a national authority in the English language, and a 14-day period has elapsed since these passengers were fully vaccinated;  Negative result to a molecular PCR test for Covid-19, taken within 72 hours before their entry in Greece (children under 6 years old are exempted);   Certificate of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 9 months issued by a public authority or a certified laboratory. Another option is a certificate of a positive PCR molecular test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed at least 2 months before arrival, and no later than 9 months before arrival.

Find out more:
Travel.gov.gr

Sea connections with the Greek islands:
• Ferries will carry the 85% of their capacity.
• All passengers must complete the “Pre-boarding health declaration questionnaire” and deliver it together with their ticket, to the vessel's Chief Purser during boarding, before the vessel’s departure. https://www.hellenicseaways.gr/getmedia/843e1f49-0171-4e78-9c55-385cff008682/PRO-EPIVIVASHS-ENTYPO_EN.pdf
• Passengers have also to present one of the aforementioned certificates before boarding the vessel.
• Passengers much wear community face masks throughout the journey.
Guidelines:

In accordance with the safety and precautionary guidelines issued by the WHO, we advise the following measures:
• Remain at least one metre away from other people and avoid all crowded places where possible.
• Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing.
• Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces to reduce the risk of spreading germs.
• Persons with a fever higher than 37.5° are strongly recommended to stay at home, limit all social contacts as much as possible, and to seek medical advice.

Referral Hospitals:
The following hospitals have been assigned to accept and deal with possible COVID-19 cases:
Sotiria Hospital, 152 Mesogion.
Evaggelismos Hospital, 45-47 Ipsilandou.
Attikon Hospital, 1 Rimini.
Ano Patisia Municipal Clinic, 4 Sarandaporou.
NIMTS, 10 Monis Petraki.
Attica Clinic, G. Gennimata Avenue, Elefsina.
These combined actions are currently in effect and are as follows:
On Friday 14 May, Naxos Island - and all of Greece - removed most of the remaining measures to curb the incidence of Covid-19: including the mandatory SMS system of citizen movement texts for shopping, essential outings and exercise. The welcome changes coincided with the official restart of tourism on 15 May, and also follow the country's escalating vaccination rollout.

Additional Information:

We are well aware of the situation this pandemic brought to all us and we try our best to keep you safe! We hope to see you this summer and provide you a safe place to retreat and relax from this stressful reality.

For any additional assistance do not hesitate to contact us:
Tel: +30 6932314049
Email: book@georgilascavehouse.com

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