On Monday we received the news that our entire industry has been waiting to hear since March 2020. The nearest thing to ‘normal’ conditions are returning as of Monday 19th July and many of the restrictions imposed over the past 15 months will be removed.
Therefore masks will no longer be required to walk around the hotel, although still advised in crowded spaces. Social distancing and the rule of 6 will no longer be enforced, meaning larger tables from unlimited households are now a possibility in our restaurant. You are now also welcome to grab drinks directly from the bar as we are no longer restricted to just table service. Something I know our food & beverage team will be thrilled about.
It has not escaped my attention, however, that many will be moving at different paces as we slowly return to ‘normal’. Therefore we ask that everyone continues to show the same care and respect to each other that we’ve seen from you all throughout the pandemic. We ourselves will be keeping the additional hand sanitiser stations and protective screens around all our hotels and giving our staff the choice as to whether or not they wish to wear a mask.
Without bringing the mood down, covid-19 is still very much among us. And although brighter skies are certainly ahead, we will continue to show caution and consideration to everyone no matter how they decide to move forward from the past year.
Thank you again for all your support and I look forward to seeing you back with us very soon.