(COVID -19)

Taking measures to keep our guests healthy and safe. 


The safety and wellbeing of our guests and associates are of the utmost importance to The Oyster Smack Inn. Below are the precautionary hygiene measures we are implementing as well as steps we are taking to help prevent the spread of COVID19.

Please note: The safety protocols have been developed in accordance with the norms laid down by the World Health Organization (WHO)




Our team has luckily all stayed in great health and we are all looking forward to welcoming you back. Our booking system is now open, but please be aware that for the sake of everyone’s well being we will ask you to be considerate of governmental guidelines and take notice of our signs and rules. 

We have now arranged our tables to maintain social distancing, with fewer tables it is key that guests stick to booking times and leave times.

By spacing out bookings we are doing all we can to avoid any crowding in waiting areas. We will not be accepting any bar service and reserve this area for room check ins only.


Bookings only - please be aware that on booking we require the details of at least one party member who will be present at the table. Details taken on booking may be used for the NHS track and trace system. 


Please use the sanitiser gel dispensers located around the premises, especially on entering. Tables are to be booked within regulated governmental guidelines of up to 6 people - tables must only consist of two households per table. 

We would ask that once seated guests do not move around to interact with other tables or move furniture. 

All condiments, cutlery and menus have been removed from tables and will be individually sanitised and distributed on request. 

All key touch points will be regularly cleaned throughout the day and staff will be trained to uphold personal hygiene, hand-washing, sanitising, and respiratory etiquette.

All glasses, crockery and utensils will be thoroughly washed in industry standard machines which heat to above 70°C. Staff handling these will be thoroughly washing their hands before and after they do so. 




  • From booking to check out we are minimising all face to face interaction and maintaining social distancing guidelines.

  • Bookings can be made online with payments are taken remotely and all check in information emailed directly.

  • You can request to have contact free check ins via key a sanitised key box . 

  • Keys can be left in the same key box for self check-out. 


  •  We ensure the highest possible level of cleanliness by using high quality industrial sterilisation and disinfection products

  • After check-out, all unused amenities will be discarded. Special attention will be given to common touch points like door handles, tea and coffee facilities, furniture.

  • The bed and bath linen are sent to our professional linen company where they are washed in hot water at over 70°C to effectively sterilise them. They will be sorted and stored, where they will remain untouched until needed.

  • High-touch areas, such as bathrooms, elevator buttons, and remote controls, are disinfected and cleaned frequently.

  • We will be removing non-necessary amenities from the rooms in order to reduce risk of transmission. However, they will be provided on request. 

  • All bathroom fixtures, fittings and walls will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after every check out.


  • Records will be maintained pertaining to the occupation and cleaning of the rooms, as well as the staff responsible for the cleaning.

  • Our teams are regularly being trained on personal hygiene, hand-washing, sanitising, and respiratory etiquette. They will be briefed on taking precautions to keep themselves and others around them safe in the hotel.

  • They are being updated on new directives relayed by the government, and are also being trained to identify guests and/or other employees who may display signs of illness




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