COVID 19 Preparedness

COVID Clean Approved

The COVID Clean Approved self-assessment tool has been developed by Qualmark exclusively for its licence holders. The assessment offers information and checklists compiled by Qualmark, derived from the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 guidelines, to help businesses adhere to these protocols. By completing the COVID Clean Approved assessment, operators can demonstrate to visitors and staff that they have an awareness of COVID-19 government guidelines. Additionally, COVID Clean Approved is formally recognised by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

At Cobden Garden Bed and Breakfast

Phillip and Rayma are fully vaccinated and have had the booster shot.

At Cobden Garden we have always maintained a high standard of cleaning but in recognition of COVID – 19 precautions we have added the following to our cleaning:

  • Using sanitizer when we are mopping all hard (wooden and tile) floors.
  • Wiping all high touch surfaces with sanitizer wipes: bedside and side tables, light and power switches, door and wardrobe handles and remotes for the television and heat pump/air-conditioners and the staircase handrail.
  • Washing all linen that has been used (sheets, pillow cases, cotton and feather blankets, towels etc.)
  • Replacing pillow and mattress protectors after each stay.
  • Triple sheeting when using feather duvets.


Please be aware of the following.

  • We will meet you wearing a mask and it is recommended that you do also but of course you will not be required to once you are checked in.
  • Please use the hand sanitizer on arrival – and hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the B&B for your use.
  • There will be some changes to our service to ensure you are safe we ask you to be understanding of this.
  • As part of our hosting we offer arrival afternoon tea and pre dinner wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6pm.  We can safely host you by physically distancing or would you prefer to have this without us?
  • Please practise good hygiene, washing hands, cough into your elbow.
  • Please do not travel if you have any of the following symptoms:  fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, aches and pains, sore throat, headaches, runny or stuffy nose or have lost your sense of taste or smell,  unless you have taken a Rapid Antigen Test and tested negative. There will be no cancellation fees if you are unwell.
  • If you become unwell while you are staying we ask you to stay in your room, notify us and we will provide Rapid Antigen Tests  and follow up appropriately.


We wish you good health and look forward to safely hosting you.


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Telephone: 0800 426233
International: +64 6 834 2090

1 Cobden Crescent
Bluff Hill
Napier 4110
New Zealand