Quinta Verde Sintra is recognized by the Portuguese Tourism Board as an official "Clean & Safe" lodging establishment. Following the recommendations issued by the Portuguse Health Authority, we have implemented a series of measures to ensure the hygiene and safety of our establishment considering the pandemic of COVID-19.

Swimming pool and surrounding garden seen from the main terrace Quinta Verde Sintra - Turismo Rural - Country House Bed and Breakfast Clean & Safe

COVID-19 is a disease caused by infection of a virus belonging to the Coronoviridae virus family, namely Coronavirus SARS-Cov-2. The disease causes respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough and dyspnea (breathing difficulties); there may also be other symptoms, like sore throat and generalized muscle pain.

Based on current scientific evidence, this virus is transmitted mainly through:

  • Direct contact: dissemination of respiratory droplets projected when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks, which can be inhaled or reach the mouth, nose or eyes of people within their close reach (less than 2 meters).
  • Indirect contact: hands touching a surface or object contaminated with SARS-Cov-2 and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes.

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Following the recommendations issued by the Portuguese Health Board (DGS), and considering the need to protect both our guests and our employees, we have drawn up a contingency plan in the context of infection by the new Coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, the etiologic agent of COVID-19. The plan shall be reviewed and updated whenever necessary, in particular by the release of new recommendations or requirements by the competent authorities. In order to better understand the measures of this plan, we reproduce the DGS information on the transmission of this virus (Guideline 006/2020 of 26/02/2020):

"COVID-19 is considered to be transmitted among people by:

  • respiratory droplets (particles greater than 5 microns);
  • direct contact with infected secretions;
  • aerosols in therapeutic procedures that produce them (less than 1 micron).

Person-to-person transmission has been confirmed and is believed to occur during close exposure to a person with COVID-19 through the dissemination of breathing droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks, which can be inhaled or land in the mouth, nose or eyes of people who are close. Contact of the hands with a surface or object contaminated with the new coronavirus, then contact with the oral, nasal or ocular mucosa (mouth, nose or eyes), may lead to transmission of the infection."

Medidas anti-covid SNS

Aiming at the prevention of disease and the safety of everyone at Quinta Verde Sintra, we have taken several measures and name a few below:

  • drawing up a complete hygiene plan using disinfectant products recommended by the competent authorities;
  • creation of a set of standards that will be provided to our guests prior to entry;
  • all employees have received specific training on internal rules regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, including breathing etiquette, hand hygiene and proper social conduct;
  • purchase of personal protective equipment for all employees;
  • availability of disinfectant antiseptic solution in public areas;
  • establishment of an area for isolation of suspected or confirmed people with Covid-19.

We count on our guests to comply with the internal rules regarding Covid-19 in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all!