Coronavirus Guidelines

Our facilities and services align with the Covid-19 secure guidelines and we ask that teachers and participants ensure they adhere to these when they are staying at Gayles.

Please take responsibility for yourself and do not join the retreat if

– You have had a temperature, felt unwell, become uncharacteristically breathless or have experienced a loss of taste and/or smell in the last 14 days.
– You have been in close proximity to anyone presenting with the symptoms above or who you know to have had coronavirus in the last 14 days unless you are a key worker and have been following the government and WHO PPE guidelines.
- You have not had two vaccinations received at least 14 days prior to the retreat (unless you have medical exemption, natural immunity based on a PCR test taken within 180 days of the retreat or have discussed your situation with your teacher at least seven days before your arrival and they have agreed that you can attend).

If you, or someone you are sharing a room with, develop any of the symptoms above during your stay you must advise your teacher immediately and arrange to return home as soon as possible.

Similarly, please advise your teacher as early as you can if you experience any symptoms up to 14 days after the retreat has finished (so that they can notify us and advise the others in your group).

Although we do our utmost to keep you safe during your stay here, we cannot be held responsible for the actions of others in your group or liable should you become unwell. Please arrange your own travel insurance to cover you for such an eventuality as we are not able to offer refunds or accept any other liability should you need to leave prematurely.

It is a condition that you accept these terms and conditions when you join a retreat at Gayles.

General stuff:

Checking in:
Please ensure that your teacher has up-to-date contact details for you and be aware that they will be shared with us. There will also be a QR sign that you can scan in the entrance to The Stables if you have downloaded the Test & Trace app.

Please be mindful of others and maintain social distancing and other measures (such as hand cleaning) throughout your stay. Unless you are exempted for medical reasons, we recommend that masks are worn in communal areas indoors at all times except when you are eating or, at your teachers discretion, during class. Our helpers and ourselves will wear necessary PPE at all times.

There will be hand gel available by the entrances to shared buildings, please use it!

Please bring your own yoga mat, meditation cushion, blanket and other accessories as well as your own PPE. In line with BWY recommendations, we are unable to offer yoga equipment at this time.

Please be aware of current government advice regarding Corona Virus (Covid 19) which you can find on their website here.

These arrangements may change at short notice in order for us to comply with updated official advice.