While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our attention to the health and safety of ourselves and others in our community must remain a top priority.
Anyone with any kind of underlying medical conditions, who feels unwell or has been in contact with or tending to another unwell person, should not currently Host or travel with SisterStay.
All other members should check with each individual Host who will advise her availability according to her unique location and circumstances. Since homestays, by their very nature, share certain areas of the accommodation, most Hosts will not currently be disposed towards having Guests. Those that do should stay abreast of guidelines and updates by national and local government authorities and the World Health Organization.
If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, as a standard precaution, maintain a physical social distance of at least 1.5m, wear a suitable face mask, regularly sanitise hands, disinfect all frequently touched surfaces and keep rooms well ventilated.
Good communication is key. Hosts should ask Guests to answer the following questions before accepting a booking:
- Have you or anyone you live with travelled to any areas that have been impacted by COVID-19 in the past two weeks?
- Have you been diagnosed with, or suspect that you have contracted, COVID-19?
- Do you currently have any travel restrictions in your area due to COVID-19?”
Anyone whose travel plans are curtailed by COVID-19 will be entitled to a full refund of unspent days.
Stay safe by keeping up to date with all new medical guidelines.
And remember, this is not forever! The day will come – perhaps sooner than expected – when we can all open our homes and travel safely again, making new friends, exploring new places and living our best lives. Cherish that dream and enjoy planning for that day.