During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep health and safety in mind. We’ve created a set of mandatory COVID-19 safety practices for all guests of Holidays Wales, based on guidance from the World Health Organization. In addition, you should be familiar with general health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 safety, continue to monitor applicable government travel restrictions and advisories, and follow all national and local guidelines.
On the 22nd of February, Boris Johnson announced a four-step plan to ease England’s lock-down. He stated that by the 12th April we will see major parts of the economy permitted to reopen – which includes Self-Contained holiday accommodation, and from the 17th of May, households are able to mix.
Mark Drakeford, the Welsh First Minister, stated on the 19th February, that he is executing a ‘gradual plan’ out of lock-down, and announced that some self-catering accommodation can reopen from 15th March, in time for Easter.
We have introduced guidelines and programmes to help address health and safety concerns, but these measures cannot eliminate all risk. Especially if you’re in a higher risk category (e.g. people above the age of 65 or people with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease), we recommend obtaining professional guidance and taking extra precautions when you are making the decision to book a stay or an experience with Holidays Wales.
Don’t travel if you’ve recently been exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19
To protect the health and safety of our community, it is our policy at Holidays Wales to ensure that guest should not check-in to our properties if any of the following statements are true:
The Coronavirus Regulations require that all those responsible for regulated premises that are open to the public, or where work takes place, take reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 on the premises, and to reduce the risk of those who have been on the premises spreading the virus.
The Coronavirus Regulations enable the Welsh Government to issue guidance notes on what is expected of all those responsible for premises that are open to the public, or where work takes place. The following guidance notes have been issued under the regulations to which you must have regard:
For the purposes of this document, these guidance notes are referred to collectively as the “statutory guidance”. Regard must be had to the statutory guidance, and to any guidance, codes of practice or other documents published by other bodies that are incorporated into the statutory guidance.