Coronavirus Update on 28th May 2020
Launde Abbey is CLOSED (both house and gardens) until Saturday 28th June
On Monday 16th March 2020 the UK government issued instructions that people should avoid all non-essential travel and contact with others to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This was followed by the nationwide lockdown on Monday 23rd March, which has been extended into May and will be relaxed in phased stages over the coming months.
As a result of this the Abbey has been closed to groups and individual guests since Monday 23rd March until at least Saturday 28th June.
We don’t know how long the current situation in the UK will continue, or how and when lockdown measures might be eased. Our closure period is under continuous review and updated information based on government guidance will be posted here as and when it becomes available.
If you have a group or individual booking beginning before Saturday 28th June:
You’ll understand that this closure will have a significant impact on our income. We’d like to invite you to prayerfully consider the following options regarding your booking:
- Transfer your booking to a future date; or
- Make a gift to Launde Abbey of all or part of the fees for your booking, as a way of supporting us through this difficult time; or
- Receive a full refund.
If you need to contact Launde to discuss your upcoming booking, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org (for individual bookings) or email@example.com (for group leaders). Due to the number of enquiries that we are receiving, we are sadly unable to assist with existing bookings over the telephone.
If you have a booking beginning after 28th June we would ask you not to contact us at this stage; we will have a further update as soon as the government releases sufficient information for us to make wise and informed decisions. If you feel you need to cancel your booking before that time then our normal cancellation terms apply (including the loss of deposits and any liability for cancellation charges). Do contact us on the email addresses above if you want to do this, but we would strongly encourage you to wait until nearer the time of your visit before making a decision.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The government’s current advice is to stay at home for 14 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Read the NHS advice about staying at home.