We Are COVID Secure

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement and FAQ’s

We understand that everyone is concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having globally as well as within the United Kingdom.  We share the same concerns.

We have adopted new cleaning guidelines. We will continue to monitor the restrictions and recommendations that are being made by the Scottish and UK Governments and we will follow their guidance.

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Why choose to stay at a self-catering cottage?

Self-catering holiday cottages offer a safe environment for guests to stay; where contact with others can be kept to a minimum and families can interact freely within the property.

Our cottages are the ideal accommodation type to be able to relax and unwind!

After a day of walking, sightseeing, wildlife spotting… it really becomes a haven and a home from home.

Occupancy

The Scottish Government has confirmed it is only a maximum of one household that can stay at a self catering cottage from the 25th September 2020. No end date to the restrictions has been given at this time, but it is likely it will change again over time.

Find out more on how the new guidelines may affect you here including information on extended families from gov.scot.

If you think your booking is affected by the new restrictions, please contact us at hello@thistlesonskye.co.uk.

What to expect

Our holiday cottages are being thoroughly cleaned in accordance with new cleaning guidelines set out by the Scottish Government and the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers.

At the moment, we are operating a self-check in system. And though the keys and key safes will be disinfected between each stay, it is always recommended that guests use hand santiser before opening them.

Before you arrive

To ensure that the Coronavirus is not brought up to the area, we are asking all guests to ensure that all of the following statements apply to them:

If any of the above statements applies to you or a member of your party, please contact us as quickly as you can at hello@thistlesonskye.co.uk.

The early symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include:

  • High temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • Loss or change to your sense of taste or smell

If you experience any of the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Go to NHS Scotland Test and Protect 
  • Do not go to the local GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • Inform us at hello@thistlesonskye.co.uk This is very important because we need to follow guidance to ensure that you and our future guests are kept safe. Please do not be afraid of telling us, we are here to help!

During your stay

Please remember to wash your hands, use hand sanitiser, sneeze and cough into tissues and dispose of them correctly. All surfaces should be kept clean and disinfected. If something breaks or there is a problem at the property, please contact us at hello@thistlesonskye.co.uk  We will ensure any issues are resolved as quickly as possible and with minimal impact on your stay.

As you venture around the Isle of Skye, please respect all restrictions and guidance that is in place. Whilst sightseeing perhaps hit the “hot spots” of the Storr, Quiraing, Fairy Glen, Neist Point and Fairy Pools at a quieter time of day … sunrise or sunset perhaps and capture the most amazing photographs at the same time! If the car parks are busy and you can see a queue of people already there, perhaps drive on and come back another time. It isn’t going anywhere and it will wait for you! By reducing crowds we will all be able to maintain tourism on the Isle of Skye.

Remember that though you are on holiday, face masks should be worn in shops and on public transport, have a bottle of hand santiser in your car or pocket and use it before entering a shop or museum. And if staff ask you to wait before entering, just remember, that’s OK… you’re in no rush, you’re on holiday!

The morning of your departure

At the end of your stay, it is very important that guests leave at the correct time. With the additional cleaning required, housekeepers really do need the full amount of time to get everything completed within.

It is appreciated if all guests can ensure the fridge and freezer are emptied of food and condiments, all bins are emptied and taken to the external refuse bin, and all glass is taken to the recycling points.

Further information on Coronavirus

It is only by adhering to the restrictions in place at any given time, that we can all enjoy some of the things we once took for granted. Below are some links for general guidance on what Coronavirus (COVID-19) is, how to deal with it and who to call if you show any symptoms.

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