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We understand the toll this year has taken on everyone from all across the world in these uncertain times. With changing travel restrictions, and the possibility of further outbreaks, it is continuing to make day to day decisions (especially holiday ones!) challenging to say the least.
We would like to offer some assurance to our guests who have already made a booking with us, as well as encourage guests who are considering booking at one of our retreats in the future. Our flexible booking policy gives you the peace of mind to book now, and pay on arrival, when you know your travel can proceed.
CO-VID 19 UPDATE - FLEXIBLE BOOKING POLICY EFFECTIVE 15 MARCH 2020 - 31 AUGUST 2020
Due to the current uncertainty with travel, a first night’s deposit will no longer be required to confirm your booking. Instead, full payment of your booking will be taken on your day of arrival.
Where you are unable to travel due to forced travel restrictions or sickness related to Coronavirus, bookings will be cancelled without penalty. This is an extra step we are taking to provide you with confidence to book during these uncertain times. If you can still offer us as much notice as possible in this instance, that would be much appreciated.
We understand you may have some questions regarding your stay, so here are some answers to those frequently asked CO-VID 19 questions below.
Can I be close to my family/friends, but distant from others at your Retreat?
All of our properties are self contained, this means a contactless arrival and stay should you wish. We often try to stop by during your stay to ensure you have everything you need, and are just a phone call away if you need assistance whilst you’re here. We clean the accommodation ahead of your stay, not throughout, so you can enjoy your private oasis without interruption.
Our beautiful secluded hamlet of Nungurner is a heady mix of gentle rolling farm hills and wide open waterways and landscapes. Being undiscovered has it perks and allows you to explore with very little contact with locals or other guests should you prefer.
Country House Retreat is exclusively your private farm house throughout your stay, set on 50 acres of surrounding pastures and bush.
How clean are the shared facilities?
Jetty Road Retreat has only one communal area which is the laundry space, where the washing machines, DVD’s and kayak paddles & lifejackets are stored. One guest is permitted to use the space at a time. We have installed cleaning equipment to be used before and after use of the kayak equipment. Signage is provided to ensure these guidelines are enforced.
How clean is the accommodation?
We have completed a CO-VID Safe plan to ensure we have the knowledge, skills and equipment to provide our guests and staff with a safe environment. All accommodation is given a thorough clean by professional cleaning staff in between visits. This includes disinfecting all contact surfaces. All linen is laundered offsite at a commercial laundry. Guests are provided with a personal hand sanitiser on arrival. In addition we have installed extra anti-bacterial wash in the kitchens at each Retreat.
How will you keep track of visitors should an outbreak occur?
We have established protocols to respond to a potential outbreak onsite. A positive case of Coronavirus detected at any of our properties would result in immediate closure, reporting to the government health agency, and deep clean of the property. As part of our CO-VID Safe plan, all guests are required to complete an online health declaration form prior to their arrival at our accommodation. As required by law, we are also maintaining a register of all guests contact details, should this be needed for contact tracing.
Does Jetty Road Retreat & Country House Retreat have any official accreditation to be COVIDsafe?
Thanks to some well spent time in ISO we have up-skilled and trained our teams to be a COVID-CLEAN business. We take guest and staff safety very seriously, and are committed to providing you with a clean and safe Retreat to enjoy some down time, away from the maddening crowds, surrounded by nature.