We reopened Peaks and Pods with confidence in the summer of 2020, reassured that we were able to open safely whilst following current Coronavirus guidelines.
Our five pods are self-contained and situated on a rural farm with plenty of outside space and fresh air. The safety of our guests and our staff is our number one priority and we’ve fine tuned all our procedures. Changes include enhanced cleaning of the pods and the shared areas, detailed staff training and social distancing measures.
We’ve been awarded Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard, which means that we can demonstrate that we are adhering to the Government and public health guidance. Before reopening, we also carried out a risk assessment and put detailed cleaning checklists in place.
QR Code – We display a QR code in each pod and ask guests to scan it with their NHS COVID-19 App on arrival. We’re required by law to display the QR code and to ask guests to check in this way to help trace and stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Rule of six – We are no longer able to take bookings for more than one pod if six or more friends or family members will be staying at the same time. This also applies to bookings made separately but by friends or family who total more than six (including children). Please contact us by email if you are unsure if these rules apply to you.
Group bookings – We are not taking any group bookings for 2020 or 2021.
Local area tiers – England is now divided into three local tiers – Medium, High and Very High alert levels. Peaks and Pods is in the Craven area of North Yorkshire, which is currently in the Medium tier.
Information from gov.uk for guests coming from the three tiers:
- When seeing friends and family you do not live with (or who are not part of your support bubble), you must not meet in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors. In England, this limit of 6 includes children of any age.
- You can still go on holiday outside of high alert level areas, but you must only do this with people in your household or support bubble.
Very High Tier
- The government is advising people not to travel into or out of an area categorised as a very high alert level area. ‘If you are a resident in a very high alert level area, we ask you to avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK.’
These rules are changing regularly and we are keeping up to date with developments. Please get in touch via email – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you have any questions or need to get in touch about your booking. We are dealing with all enquiries via email at the moment.
Take care and stay safe.
Joanne and John