Coronavirus – Covid 19 Information

Last updated: 14th October 2020

For over 20 years the safety of our guests and employees is of upmost importance to us, all our self catering properties are still open as normal for bookings, and there are no current restrictions travelling to them for your well deserved holiday.

Only tier 3 areas advise against travelling to / or within Scotland for scheduled Holidays. Tier 1 and 2 areas of Scotland, England are all still fine to travel to Scottish Holiday Accommodation, so long as you adhere to all Covid-19 distancing guidelines and protocol.

All bookings made forward 07/10/20 are made in the knowledge that if you to need to cancel due to Covid-19 issues, that a 2 year voucher / or free booking transfer will be in place giving you the advantage of being able to reschedule within the period up to the end of 2022 without losing any money.

However we must stress that non availability of any local facilities / services, or the obvious need to social distance from any person out with your bubble in the locality you are journeying too, is not a reason for cancelation. We are hiring self contained self catering holiday properties, so only their forced closure (as March to July) or an official law enforcement traveling to them, is a reason to receive a 2 year voucher / free booking transfer.

We strongly recommend you see the latest guidelines below before committing to a booking.

Latest Scottish Government Guidelines

 

Here are the key highlights as far as any self catering independent holiday property booking is concerned from latest Scottish Government Covid-19 announcement 07/10/20

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Holiday accommodation will remain open and there will be no mandatory travel restrictions.
The First Minister stated that “we are not insisting that people cancel any half term breaks they have planned.”
However, those residing in the Central Belt should avoid public transport “unless it is absolutely necessary”.
Moreover, those in the Central Belt are advised not to travel outside their local area and others are similarly advised not to visit they “unless they need to.”

Latest Guidelines Association Scottish Self Catering / ASSC

 

For bookings made before 07/10/10 – If the property is closed due to law (as it existed between March and July) you will have the option of a transfer to a future date at the same property; a voucher for the full amount they have paid; or a cash refund less any admin / transaction fees.

However once again – we must stress that the non availability of any local facilities / services is not an acceptable reason for cancelation, we are hiring self contained self catering holiday properties, so only their forced closure (as March to July) or an official travel ban traveling to them is a reason to receive a 2 year voucher / or free booking transfer.

Where applicable we would encourage all guests to transfer their holidays if they can to ensure that they still get the holiday they wish for in the future and the property owner still receives the booking they had expected to receive.

Please note there may be an additional rental charge to pay / or part re-reimbursement if example the transfer is to a higher / lower value rental week.

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In the meantime we are continuing to follow the advice of the UK government – and will update this page accordingly.

Like all other companies we have no further insight to what the next government position will be, over and above anything the general public knows. So for further information we can only advise to check the GOV.UK website for the most up to date information.

Where can I receive more information about Coronavirus?

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus