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OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SAFETY
Your Safety and Wellbeing is our top priority
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 How we take care of you & our team

The wellbeing and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority.

Currently, in Ireland (1st May 2022), it is not mandatory to be vaccinated in order to book a hotel, guesthouse or yoga retreat. 

We are following these guidelines and it is not mandatory to be vaccinated to book one of our retreats.

We have hired new staff in order to increase and improve our already very high standards in cleanliness and sanitisation.

We are also following all the Government’s and Failte Ireland’s recommendations for hotels and guesthouses and we stay up to date with their guidelines.

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 Air Ventilation Systems

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Most Covid experts advocate fresh air, and most businesses are opening windows as much as possible.  

We have gone above and beyond these recommendations by investing over €30,000 on 3 very large air ventilation systems in the new centre.

We are proud to be one of the first retreat centres in the world to provide this leading edge level of ventilation to help provide the safest environment possible.

 Large dining tables and ventilation

We have also invested in large round dining tables in our new spacious dining room. 

Our ventilation system sucks out stale air, and brings in fresh air on a continious 24/7 basis.

The combination of the large tables, spacious dining room and fresh air ventilation is to provide a very safe dining experience.

 Strictly controlled environment

The new centre is 3 times the size of the older centre and yet we are keeping the maximum number of guests to 16, so everybody has 3 times the amount of space.

We have a very strictly controlled environment.   

Each guest must agree to our Covid policies to ensure we maintain a safe environment.

Many yoga studios in our cities and towns can have 50 or more new people coming in and out for classes each day, and we want to reassure you that we are in no way similar to these studios.

We are very different to hotels which often have over 100 guests staying at any one time, and many of them coming and going each day.

Yet we conform to all the regulations and recommendations laid down for hotels and guest houses.

 Optional FACE MASK if you prefer

The Current Government Guidelines 
advise that staff and guests do not need to wear a facemask.

However, if you are at a higher risk of being seriously ill if you catch covid, then you should wear a facemask.

We recommend that if you car-share that you wear a facemask due to the close proximity. 

In addition to the well ventilated indoor spaces,  much of our day is spent walking in the Burren hills and by the sea, and simply relaxing in Nature.

 ENSURING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Updated 1st May 2022:

Currently, in Ireland (1st March 2022), it is not mandatory to be vaccinated in order to book a hotel, guesthouse or yoga retreat. 

We are following these guidelines and it is not mandatory to be vaccinated to book one of our retreats.

All our guests and staff must take a Covid antigen test the day before they arrive here, and email us a photo of your negative result.

They must bring with them at least 3 more antigen tests if booking a week-long retreat, or 1 more test if booking a weekend-only retreat.

All guests and staff also take an antigen test when they arrive at the centre.

And take an antigen test every 2nd day while here at the centre.   

This is to provide extra safety since the arrival of the omicron variant.

Antigen testing and Omicron:

There is growing evidence that only doing nasal swabs are not effective in detecting Omicron.

It is recommended to swab both sides of the back of the throat first, and then both nostrils for the same test.

Apparently, Delta variant shows quite well just doing nasal swabs.

As Omicron is now the dominant variant, we are recommending that all staff and guests swab both the throat and nostrils for their daily antigen test.

All our guests and staff  must ensure that in the past 5 days before arriving

  • had no possible Covid symptoms including cough, high temperature, loss of taste or smell, or any flu like symptoms
 

And agree to

  • having your temperature checked when you arrive
  • washing your hands upon arrival and also frequently throughout your stay
  • be considerate of those who are vulnerable 
  • take an antigen test every 2nd day while you are here
  • agree to follow safe coughing/sneezing etiquette
  • agree to be mindful of social distancing and keeping a safe distance from other guests and staff
  • adhere to any social distancing guidelines given by any of our staff
  • if you decide to car share, that you will wear a face mask
  • remain respectful of individual preferences in relation to Covid 19 whether this be social distancing or other precautions which make people feel safe

More Questions?

Please see Contact, Questions FAQ

 Flying in from abroad

Current Government guidelines must be followed

Please check Irish Government guidelines about travel into Ireland. 

Ensure that you have all the necessary paperwork and vaccinations that are required at the time that you plan to travel.

 

FFP3 facemasks 

We recommend that you wear a FFP3 facemask at all times in the airport and also while onboard the plane.

You should also comply with our Covid Safety Guidelines outlined above in terms of antigen testing.

 ENJOY THIS VERY POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT

We have taken a lot of care as well as investment to ensure that we provide a very safe environment.

We should remember that by following carefully the recommended protocols, that we ensure each other’s safety.

None of this is rocket science, and above all else the atmosphere is very friendly, relaxed, sociable and great fun.

We encourage everybody to have a great time, in a mindful way to ensure the safety of us all.

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