As recommended by the French authorities, all our linen and towels will be washed at 90C on a full cycle.. If you would prefer to bring your own linen, please let us know in advance of your stay.In addition to the usual cleaning cycle we will be giving particular attention to door handles and knobs, light switches, remote controls, bathroom taps, toilets, doors and all hard surfaces, using detergent, bleach and 90% Alcohol as appropriate.Floors will be cleaned/ steam cleaned.All soft furnishings will be vacuumed and sterilised with 90% alcohol.The swimming pool is chlorinated and we will maintain normal levels of chlorine as recommended which is sufficient to destroy the virus, however we will increase testing to every 24 hours and make any ajustment to maintain correct chlorine and pH levels.We provide cleaning materials normally but in addition we will include an alcohol spray and approved disinfectant so that you can maintain your own hygiene regime. Of course you are welcome to bring any additional cleaning materials you are happy to use. Please, under no circumstances, use bleach or other cleaning products on our soft furnishings. Vacuum cleaner bags are replaced between each stay period. Our bags are hypoallergenic and offer some filtration protection.We will wear personal protective equipment while cleaning including face masks, gloves and disposable aprons.How you can help: It’s usual in the French gite system to leave the property clean and tidy ready for the next guests and we ask that you honour that system as it is the way we are able to keep our prices low. During this time we ask that you leave all bedding in place (we will deal with it after you have left) and put towels in the bath even if you havn’t used them (everything needs to be washed).We also offer a Pack&GO option if you are in a hurry on your departure day, for € 110 all you need to do is finish all washing up and we will deal with the rest. We need 48 hours notice before departure to arrange for additional cleaners and payment is by cash or cheque. The Dordogne has a very low number of cases of COVID-19 and remains one of the safest places to be in Europe. The street markets remain open, shops are reopening from May 11 and many restaurants will open in June. Canoeing and horseriding are also opening in May. So it’s perfectly possible to hava a wonderful holiday with a few extra hygiene measures and a bit of physical distancing thrown in.