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Covid guidelines

Updated 16 June 2022

As all legal Covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, we are very excited to reopen and are planning a full programme of online and onsite workshops, courses, retreats and events in 2022 – the Foundation’s 50th year and the Community’s 60th year – and hope that you can come and visit us here in Scotland soon!

However, the virus has not gone away. 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.

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

We hope that you will join us in whatever way is possible for you in 2022.

If you are booking onsite workshops/events/trainings and Retreats, 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 workshop/event/retreat starts

  • Please take a lateral flow test before you arrive, and do not travel if you test positive or have symptoms. You may be required to take a lateral flow test during the workshop – we will provide these, though please bring your own if you have them.
  • 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. This means that it is strongly advised 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).

During your workshop/event/training/Retreat

  • If there is a Covid outbreak during a workshop/event group/training/retreat during the period of your visit, we may need to terminate your programme.
  • Participants will need to make their way safely home where possible, as we may not have capacity for participants to self-isolate on our premises.
  • If you are unwell and are required to self-isolate in our accommodation for an extended period, you agree to pay accommodation and food costs incurred.
  • If any workshop/event/training/retreat is terminated 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.

Helpful information to keep us all Covid-safe

  • Your onsite workshop/retreat/event may have specific requirements, such as testing or other restrictions. If you are concerned about what these requirements may be please contact us for clarification.
  • Face coverings are no longer legally required in Scotland. However, they are still recommended in crowded indoor places and on public transport.
  • We’re working hard to deliver a high standard of cleanliness to ensure the safety of all our visitors.
  • Please do not travel if you or any in your party are prohibited from doing so under the international or Scottish Government travel restrictions or managed isolation/quarantine rules.
  • 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:
    • Guidance from NHS Scotland and
    • Scottish Government for measures and advice for infected households.
      * If you become unwell during your stay please inform us, preferably by email to Bookings and by calling +44 (0) 1309 691 653 if on a retreat / speaking to your workshop facilitator.

A final note

With our internal risk assessment procedures 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 require us to adhere to a 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 on to our workshops. You may be asked to leave (without 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.

Two happy people at Cullerne Garden in the Findhorn Foundation
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