Mid Wales Holiday Lets Coronavirus Travel Policy *UPDATE* August 2021
7 August 2021
Restrictions will be removed and replaced with the ongoing requirement for all organisations and businesses to carry out Covid risk assessments – These will determine what reasonable measures are needed to be put in place to keep workers and customers and visitors safe.
There will also be no legal limits on the number of people who can meet others indoors so all businesses can reopen fully.
Face coverings will continue to be required by law in Wales in shops and on public transport but no longer required in hospitality settings.
12 April 2021
27 March 2021
From 27 March, self-contained holiday accommodation will be able to re-open to members of the same household or support bubble within Wales.
Self-contained accommodation includes:
- Hotels and other serviced accommodation (e.g. B&Bs, hostels, etc.) that do provide en-suite rooms and can provide room service meals.
- Other accommodation that is entirely self-contained (e.g. self-catering cottages, apartments, etc.)
- Glamping or any other accommodation with ensuite shower/bath, WC and kitchen facilities
- Holiday caravans, touring caravans (including seasonal), motorhomes and campervans where they have their own on-board shower, WC and kitchen facilities
Caravan & touring sites will need to ensure the strict application of industry guidance on shared waste disposal and water points.
All shared facilities, aside from water and disposal points, will remain closed including toilets, shower blocks, laundry, nightclubs, swimming pools
Bars, restaurants and cafes can operate a take-away service only.
For the next two weeks, travelling in and out of Wales for leisure purposes is still not possible, therefore we urge you not to make a booking if you live outside Wales until 12 April 2021 at the earliest.
18 February 2021
Please note as far as we are aware Wales will reopen the tourism sector at Easter, so all bookings are subject to current terms and conditions. We hope to have an update on 12 March from the Welsh Government at the roadmap to re-opening from Easter. We envisage the possibility of restrictions when the lock down is lifted which may include the ‘Rule of 6’, this doesn’t mean that if more than 6 are due to come we cannot accommodate you still, as we have the ability to set the property up as room only (like a hotel / B&B) as each room has its own en-suite and can be self-contained. This would mean that Glandwr house would still be the perfect base.
20 December 2020
Please note we are still open for those contractors who are working in the area.
Wales is now in Level 4 and we must close our doors to tourism;
At alert level 4 you must:
- Follow social distancing rules with people you don’t live with or who are not in your support bubble.
- Wear a face covering (if you are able to) in all indoor public places.
- Stay at home.
- Not create an extended household (single adults or single parents may join with one other household to form an exclusive support bubble).
- Meet only the people you live with or your support bubble indoors.
- Meet only your household or support bubble in private gardens.
- Meet only your household or support bubble outdoors.
- Work from home if you can.
- Not travel without reasonable excuse.
- Not travel internationally without reasonable excuse.
23 October 2020
A short, sharp firebreak will be introduced across Wales at the end of this week to help regain control of coronavirus. This means that a series of restrictive measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020.
What restrictions will be in place?
There are 5 main things:
- people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes, therefore we will be unable to allow any visitors unless they are key workers.
- people must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with
- certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close
- secondary schools will provide learning online only for the week after half-term, other than for children in years seven and eight. Primary schools and childcare settings will remain open.
- face coverings continue to be mandatory in the indoor public spaces that remain open (subject to certain exemptions and exceptions), including on public transport and in taxis
How long will these measures stay in place?
These measures will be in place from 6pm Friday 23 October until the start of Monday 9 November 2020.
What will happen after Monday 9 November?
Following the end of the firebreak, a new set of national rules will be introduced, covering how people can meet and how the public sector and businesses operate.
16 October 2020
Travel restrictions for people coming into Wales
The new restrictions came into force on Friday 16 October at 6pm, and have been introduced to prevent people who live in areas with high coronavirus infection rates across the UK from travelling to Wales.
This is designed to prevent the spread of infection within Wales and to other areas of the UK. Our guests are extremely important to us but the Governments immediate priority is to keep Wales safe from coronavirus. We look forward to welcoming customers from high incidence areas back to Mid Wales Holiday Lets when it is safe to do so.
Which areas in the UK will be affected by these new restrictions?
The new restrictions will apply to high incidence areas as listed in the new Schedule 4B of The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020 and include:
- all of Northern Ireland
- the central belt of Scotland
- areas in Tier 2 in England
- areas in Tier 3 in England
Are there any exceptions to the above restrictions?
People who live in the above areas outside Wales can still travel to areas in Wales with low coronavirus infection rates if they have a reasonable excuse to do so. These are similar to the ‘reasonable excuses’ required in order to be able to enter or an area of Wales subject to local restrictions and includes travelling for work purposes where they cannot work from home, or if they have caring responsibilities.
For more detail on what is a reasonable excuse, you can visit any of our pages on local restrictions in different areas of Wales, and read about the different circumstances in which it is permitted for residents of those areas to leave their area. Therefore we can still accept key workers if you are looking for contractor accommodation.
14 September 2020
Rule of 6.
Please note the guidance published on 13 July 2020 and booking policy still stand and this is an addition COVID-19 Travel Policy.
Welsh Government has changed its COVID-19 policy as of today stating that ‘as of 14 September, meetings or gatherings indoors even within your extended household must be limited to 6 people (not including any children aged under 11)’. This means that any bookings will have to adhere to this.
This doesn’t mean that if more than 6 are due to come we cannot accommodate you still, as we have the ability to set the property up as room only (like a hotel) as each room has its own en-suite and can be self-contained. This would mean that Glandwr house would still be the perfect base if you are planning to eat out and congregate as a group outside the property
There may be scope to book another apartment to spread the number of people over 2, 3 or 4 properties (dependent on availability), and we would offer these at a nightly rate with a 25% discount if your booking was before the announcement.
Unfortunately bookings since March 23 2020 (confirmation of lockdown) were made knowing the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic, where our booking policy was clear that we would be unable to offer a refund for COVID-19 related cancellations.
What we are able to do is offer a date change between January and March 2021 (excluding 22-31 December 2020) at no extra cost to the original booking. But this must be requested within 4 weeks of your booking to give us the best possible chance to open the dates for re-booking. This excludes bookings between 14 September and 11 October where you have until 20 September to notify us of the date change.
13 July 2020.
With the lockdown restrictions beginning to ease, Mid Wales Holiday Lets are now working to reopen our doors safely for Mid Wales breaks from 13 July 2020.
Mid Wales Holiday Lets are open for Keyworker accommodation in Mid Wales. Please get in touch if you need to house contractors safely. https://midwalesholidaylets.co.uk/special-offers/contractors-accommodation-mid-wales-rhayader/
Coronavirus Safe Holidays.
So how will we keep you safe? We are striving to provide Coronavirus Safe Holidays. With spacious self-catering accommodation and a sparsely populated area, you can be assured of plenty of room, indoors and outdoors. We have the Elan Valley on our doorstep and Cambrian mountains for you to explore. https://midwalesholidaylets.co.uk/things-to-do-in-mid-wales/
Contactless Check-in & Out.
We already offer you a safe, contactless check-in and check-out procedure. We supply you with full instructions, including door codes and parking, before you arrive. We will also send a check-in form by email.
Due to the enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures, would like to advise guests that this may limit their ability for early check-ins and late check-outs. However, please feel free to call ahead and check if this is possible and we will cater to your requirements where possible.
Holiday Disinfectant Measures.
What’s more, we have also introduced the following enhanced measures:
As normal, your apartment will be cleaned thoroughly before you check-in.
Additionally, we are undertaking enhanced disinfection measures using certified viricidal disinfectants.
All touch points and surfaces will be disinfected by our housekeeping team; all wear gloves and masks to provide you, and them with a safe environment.
Again, as standard, our hot tubs will be thoroughly flushed and chlorinated, which is proven to kill the COVID-19 virus. The chemical levels will be checked and adjusted by our team daily. Our team has access to the rear of the property to avoid contact with guests, all touch points will be disinfected once the hot tub checks are complete.
Further, we now have alcohol gel hand rub stations in welcome areas and soap dispensers in all kitchens and bathrooms.
What if I get ill or show symptoms?
Always follow government guidance on dealing with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection: https://gov.wales/coronavirus
We will kindly ask you to complete an online disclaimer to let us know you are fit and able to enjoy your holiday. This will be emailed to you in advance of your stay with us.
If you display signs of the Covid-19 virus during your stay, please inform us immediately and self-isolate and request a test: https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-test
If you are confirmed to have Covid-19, you should return home use private transport but only drive yourself if you can do so safely. If you are not well enough to travel you should discuss your circumstances with an appropriate health care professional and, if necessary, Powys County Council.
Any extensions to your stay will incur the standard nightly charge for the accommodation, extending to any bookings we have to cancel as a consequence.
What if I am ill or shielding before I arrive?
Our standard terms and conditions would apply to any bookings. We encourage all visitors who book to make sure you have travel insurance in place.
Free Superfast Fibre Wi-Fi.
Finally, we provide free premium fibre Wi-Fi as standard, for reliable web video chats with friends and family.
We will do our best to keep you updated as soon as we’re aware of changes which might impact your booking. Please also visit this our policy page as government policies are likely to change regularly.
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