Where does our booking stand with regards to COVID-19 outbreak?
As with all holiday bookings, we strongly advise that you take out a holiday insurance policy that provides you with suitable cover. This should include provision for cancellation due to COVID-19.
What are we doing to reduce the risk to guests?
Barefoot Retreats has adopted several company-wide policies in an effort to the reduce risks that are posed to guests and our staff. This can be seen in the application of stringent codes of ‘best practise’ that complies with the NHS guidance relating to sanitising and isolating staff into smaller working groups, with some homeworking for the immediate future. At this time we have not had any confirmed cases, these measures are precautionary in nature and we are looking to be pro-active, ahead of any instances of COVID-19. Other measures include; professional chemical washing of all white linens, comprehensive cleaning procedure for changeovers, extra resources for staff so that they can carry out tasks in a safe manner.
What happens if I need to cancel my holiday?
As always, we would look to make your dates available and resell. If successful in this, we will be able to refund your deposit, less a £30 administration fee. While completely at an owners discretion, we may be able to ask to move your holiday to a more suitable date.
The guest’s responsibilities?
To help us with the challenges posed, we are asking for good communication between ourselves and our guests. Should you become systematic prior to a stay (see NHS guidelines for specific details), we ask that you do not travel and update us with your situation. If you are already in a property or, following a recent stay, and have started to show symptons, we ask that you let us know so that we can take the appropriate to deep clean the property. The most recent guidance can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ & https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance