Ahead of inviting more families to stay at our home away from home, we have made sure that we meet the current government guidelines in accordance with Covid-19. We have taken additional measures to ensure that all of our guests are as safe as possible at all times.

Here at the RMHB we aim to Contain, Delay, Research and Mitigate -

Contain - Mostly focused around preventative measures, concentrating on handwashing and limiting the number of people entering RMHB that may have travelled from a country that is at risk.

Delay - Increase the level of cleaning and sanitisation within RMHB, continue to monitor and restrict people who may have or been in contact with the virus.

Research - Keeping ourselves updated with current advice and guidance from RMHC, UH Bristol Trust and the Government.

Mitigation - As much as possible, consider different scenarios, put in place contingencies, log and update a risk register.

More now than ever, we have found it necessary to up the ante, keeping our guests as safe as possible;

  • Providing additional products to individual families to eliminate any aspects of sharing.
  • Set up welfare stations throughout RMHB which comprises, cleaning wipes, gloves, face masks and disinfectant sprays.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been positioned throughout the building.
  • We will be working with a reduced staffing level and at 50% family/guest occupancy, limited to 2 family members per family. These occupancy levels will be under constant review.
  • There are reminders throughout RMHB to maintain social distancing to ensure that each communal area is not over populated.
  • Unfortunately at this time we are unable to welcome visitors to the house including additional family members and siblings.
  • Every member of staff and every guest is now required to have temperature checks each day. If families are unable to be present, the checks will be conducted at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
  • Robust housekeeping protocols are in place to ensure that high risk surfaces receive extra attention throughout the day 7 days a week.
  • We will do our best to keep routine maintenance to an absolute minimum whilst guests are resident at RMHB.
  • There will be a bedroom ‘rest period’ of at least 24 hours after each family has checked out. This means, no two families will be in the same room within the same 24 hour period.
  • All bed linen, duvets and pillows are washed at a minimum of 70 degrees to ensure thermal disinfection.


We hope this gives you the confidence of the highest safety standards that you deserve if you need to use our facilities. We look forward to welcoming an intake of new families. Thank you for your support during this challenging time.


Denise Johnson-Carr
Charity Director


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