Covid-19 Updates

Covid19 Updates

We are now fully open and accepting future bookings. Please see our booking terms & conditions  for details of our COVID19 cancellation terms which would apply in the event of any future public health restrictions.

As at 13th April

The First Minister has today confirmed that travel restrictions between the rest of the UK and Scotland will be lifted from 26th April.

At at 16th April 2021

the First Minister has today provided a detailed breakdown of the route map out of lockdown, with target dates proposed for the relaxation of restrictions and indicative reopening dates for many sectors and businesses. Self Catering accommodation businesses will be able to re-open from 26th April. Further information can be found at:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-timetable-for-easing-restrictions/

Due to restrictions we can only accept bookings from 1 household (or extended household) until the end of June.

As at 23rd February 2021

The First Minister has today provided an update to Parliament on the current lockdown measures and set out details on the updated Strategic Framework.
Although there will be some easing of restrictions mainly around schools re-opening - Scotland will remain at level 4 until 26th April.
Our cottages will therefore remain closed until then. We have been in contact with all guests whose bookings are affected.
There will be a review in mid March but the current proposal is that the whole of Scotland will move into level 3 from 26th April.
We will of course be keeping a close eye on any changes and will update as and when anything changes.

As at 2nd February 2021

The Scottish Government has today announced that the Level 4 stay at home restrictions will be extended to the end of February at least.

We have taken the decision to close our accommodation until 28th March.

As at 19th January 2021

The Scottish Government has today announced that the Level 4 stay at home restrictions will be extended to mid February. 

We have taken the decision to close our accommodation except for very limited permitted circumstances until the 28th February.

As at 4th January 2021

From Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland will move from Level 4 to a temporary Lockdown, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes.

This means that our cottages will remain closed except for very limited circumstances until the end of January.

Any guests due to arrive before 1st February will be contacted shortly.

As at 19th December 2020

This afternoon the Scottish government has announced an escalation of the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the new variant of coronavirus.
⛔️From Boxing Day all of mainland Scotland will move to level 4 for a period of 3 weeks. This means that all accommodation providers must close.

As at 20th November 2020

‼️GUIDE TO NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN SCOTLAND‼️
The guidance around travel that has been in place in recent weeks will become law from 6pm today (Friday 20th November).
⛔️ This means that people who live in a level 3 or level 4 area in Scotland must not travel outside their local authority except for essential purposes.
⛔️There must be no non-essential travel between Scotland and other parts of the UK.
This applies to people who live in Scotland and to people who live elsewhere in the UK who are thinking of coming to Scotland
🔗Further information can be found on the Scottish Government website at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-travel-and-transport/

As at 31st October 2020

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿The UK government's has today made the decision to enter a second period of "lockdown" restrictions in England from 5th November to 2nd December this means that we will be unable to accept ANY bookings from guests from England before 2nd December. 
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿The Scottish Government levels system comes into force on Monday 2nd November - and under that system we cannot accept bookings from guests in Scotland whose home address is in level 3 or 4.

As at 29th October 2020

The First Minister has today confirmed the levels each local authority will be placed in from Monday 2 November.
Level 1️⃣: Moray will be placed in Level One, but the ban on household meetings indoors will remain in place. This will be reviewed a week on Tuesday and there is a strong possibility this will be lifted in Level One areas at the next review.
📆 Moving forward, changes to levels will be confirmed on Tuesdays and come into force on Fridays. The first update will be on Tuesday 10 November with changes coming into force from Friday 13 November.
✅ You can find the full details on what you can and cannot do at Level One using the link below 👇👇
❗️Please note the new advice - no non-essential travel to/from level 3 or higher areas in Scotland and equivalents in rest of UK❗️

As at 07th October 2020

The First Minister has announced new measures focussed on the hospitality sector.
The following exemptions apply in Moray, with stricter measures in the central belt.
📆 From 6pm on Friday 9 October until Monday 26 October:
🍺 Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes can only operate indoors from 6am - 6pm for food and non-alcoholic drinks.
🏨 Hotel restaurants can operate past 6pm but only for guests and cannot serve alcohol.
👰 There is an exemption to this for life events, such as wedding receptions that are already booked and funerals.
☀️ Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes can continue to serve alcohol outdoors up to 10pm.
😷 Face coverings to be made mandatory in indoor communal settings, such as staff canteens and work corridors.
↔️ Shops and supermarkets to return to 2m distancing and one-way systems.
❌ No travel restrictions and pre-booked trips do not have to be cancelled, but you should not travel to the following five health boards with additional measures:
▪️Greater Glasgow & Clyde
▪️Lanarkshire
▪️Ayrshire & Arran
▪️Lothian
▪️Forth Valley

As at 23rd September

From Wednesday 23rd September the Scottish Government has introduced further measures to try and limit the spread of coronavirus. The new restrictions mean that people from different households will no longer be able to meet indoors. 

From Friday 25 September, people from more than one household (or extended household) must not stay in self-catered accommodation together while the current restrictions on indoor private gatherings are in place.

For further information please see: https://www.gov.scot/news/new-measures-to-drive-down-infection-rate/

As at 14 September 2020

‼️CHANGES TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE‼️
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦From Monday 14th September in Scotland the limit for groups meeting indoors or outdoors will be a maximum of 6 from 2 different households. Children under 12 are exempt from the overall maximum number but the number of households should not exceed 2.
These changes are a legal requirement and all individuals should follow the rules.
🦠 The UK Government has also introduced advice if you are planning on going on holiday FROM an area which is currently under enhanced COVID-19 restrictions. In this case you can stay in self contained holiday accommodation but only with members of your own household or support bubble.

As at 13 August 2020

From Friday (14 August), it will be mandatory for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants and other indoor hospitality venues to collect customer details to allow contact tracing.

Moray Speyside Check & Protect is a FREE application which allows businesses to securely check in their customers and collect data in line with official guidelines to support the Scottish Government Test & Protect Programme.

https://protect.morayspeyside.com/guest_home

As at 05 August 2020

The Scottish Government has today reintroduced extra lockdown measures in the City of Aberdeen for a period of 7 days in response to a cluster of Covid cases. This does not affect us in Moray however the advice is not to visit Aberdeen for the time being. We will continue to monitor the situation and update if necessary. 

UPDATE: These extra measures have now been extended to 19th August and will be reviewed then

As at 04 July 2020.

We are delighted that in line with Scottish Government guidelines we are now able to reopen. We have all industry standard cleaning protocols in place to make guests stays as safe as possible. The temporary amendment to our booking conditions will be left in place until the end of August after which our standard booking terms & conditions will apply.

FAQs

I’m due to arrive at a property in the next few weeks, can I get a refund?

For bookings starting after 1st July 2020, our standard terms and conditions apply regarding refunds. 

I'm due to pay my final balance what should I do?

For holidays due to commence from 1st July to 31st August - If you are due to pay your final balance we will extend the due date to 2 weeks prior to your arrival date. We will email guests who this change applies to with further information.

For holidays due to commence after 31st August - We hope that you will be able to go on holiday as normal during this time. However, we are continuing to monitor government guidance and will review our policies in line with this at least every 3 weeks.

If the government impose travel restrictions for the period you wish to go on holiday, we will work to get to a suitable resolution at the right time.

Where can I receive more information about coronavirus?
We would advise you to check the Scottish Government website for the most up to date information.

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Daily updates on the situation in Scotland are published daily at 2pm at:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-data-for-scotland/