Covid guidelines

Updated 4th April 2023

Whilst there are currently no legal requirements in the UK regarding Covid, we are taking a common-sense approach that recognises that Covid is still present in our communities, across the UK and globally.

The wellbeing of our visitors, participants, coworkers, volunteers and community remains our top priority and we continue to adapt our internal Covid guidelines in line with our assessment of the risks so that we can welcome you safely and responsibly.

With this in mind, please read the information below:

The following information forms part of our Terms and Conditions.

These guidelines are constantly reviewed and we reserve the right to amend them at any time as deemed necessary.

Book with confidence

For onsite programmes, please read the information below. For online courses, please see the separate refund policy in our Terms and Conditions. Our Covid refund policy is not applicable to online workshops.

Before your programme starts

  • If you are experiencing symptoms prior to your arrival, please take a lateral flow test and do not travel to us if you test positive. You may be required to take a lateral flow test during the workshop; these will be provided for you.
  • As countries move into living with Covid, and it becomes part of everyday life, we ask visitors to take responsibility for their plans, this means that we have now reverted to our normal refund policy for guests. Accordingly, we strongly advise you to take out travel insurance for your visit.
  • If you are unable to attend due to a change in UK Government Covid rules after you have made your booking you will receive a full refund, including the booking fee.
  • For programmes run in partnership with The Findhorn Foundation, participants will be refunded according to the Covid-19 cancellation policy of the organising institution (The Findhorn Foundation or the partnership organisation).
  • Please also familiarise yourself and your party with the following public health and government information regarding what to do if you become unwell while visiting us:

During your programme

  • If there is a Covid outbreak during your visit, we may need to cancel your programme.
  • Participants will need to make their way safely home where possible, as we may not have the capacity for participants to recuperate on our premises.
  • If any programme is cancelled by the Findhorn Foundation due to a Covid outbreak on-site, participants will be refunded according to the Terms and Conditions of the organising institution (The Findhorn Foundation or the partnership organisation) on a pro-rata basis on request.
  • If you become unwell during your stay please inform us, preferably by emailing [email protected] and by calling +44 (0) 1309 691 653. If on a workshop, please inform your workshop facilitator.
  • If you become unwell to the extent that you are unable to travel and need accommodation, you agree to pay for accommodation and food costs incurred. This option is dependent on our having accommodation available. Face coverings are no longer legally required in Scotland. However, they are still recommended in crowded indoor places and on public transport.

A final note

With our internal risk assessment-based approach we reserve the right to change our pre-arrival requirements, as well as our ‘in-workshop’ Covid hygiene protocols. We appreciate that there are differing beliefs and opinions regarding coronavirus and its spread. However, our duty of care obligations requires us to adhere to this risk assessment-based approach. If you do not feel able to adhere to these requests prior to and during your stay we ask that you please do not book our workshops. You may be asked to leave (without a refund) if during your stay you are not able to agree to these requests.

While Covid-19 safety measures require us to continue to adapt our hospitality and hygiene procedures, our commitment to providing spaces and opportunities for transformative learning has not changed. By keeping our programme participants, coworkers, volunteers and community as safe as possible, the Findhorn Foundation remains true to its values of everyday spirituality and respect for others.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Park in Findhorn, Cluny Hill in Forres, or our sites on the isles of Erraid and Iona on the west coast of Scotland.

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