Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update on 1st April 2020

Launde Abbey is CLOSED (both house and gardens) from Monday 23rd March until Monday 18th May

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. As a result of this the Abbey will be closed to groups and individual guests for a period of eight weeks from Monday 23rd March until Monday 18th May.

We don’t know how long the current situation in the UK will continue, so we will review the closure period by Monday 20th April and post updated information based on government guidance.

If you have a group or individual booking between 23rd March and 18th May:

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 info@launde.org.uk (for individual bookings) or bookings@launde.org.uk (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 after the 18th May we would ask you not to contact us at this stage; we will have a further update by Monday 20th April. 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 7 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.