24th August 2020
While we wish to welcome guests into our home, we have decided that we will only open one room at a time, or accept one “family” booking, to ensure that the COVID-19 risk to guests and staff is kept to a minimum.
This will help us maintain enhanced cleaning standards and adhere to the Governments current social distancing rules more easily.
In addition to enhanced cleaning, etc. here are a few of the extra house rules:
Do not enter the B&B if you have any COVID-19 symptoms
Pre-booking is preferred. “Drop-in” visitors may be turned away. Whenever possible contactless payment is preferred via our booking system.
All food and take-aways must be eaten in the dining room and not in bedrooms.
The guests’ lounge will remain closed
At times when sufficient social distancing cannot be maintained staff will wear masks so please do not be offended. Masks will be worn when preparing and serving food.
Teas/coffees, etc will be topped up and bins emptied daily, but depending on length of stay, rooms will not be fully serviced.
Vacated rooms will remain closed for minimum of 24 hours to allow deep cleaning.
All books, cushions, throws, toys and extraneous ornaments have been removed from all bedrooms to help with enhanced cleaning.
Fingers-crossed we will fully re-open in 2021.
20th July 2020
Please check out this Government website link for the most up to date information with respect to self isolating should you become ill during your stay with us. In summary:
1. inform the accommodation provider and, if possible, immediately self-isolate where you are to minimise any risk of transmission, and request a test.
2. Positive test result return home directly.
3. If the guest is unable to return home, the accommodation provider and guest should discuss meal and laundry provision, e.g. symptomatic guests should clean their own rooms and strip their own beds. The guest will be expected to pay the costs of any extended stay and potential costs of cancellations caused by extended room occupancy.
4. There will be times when self-isolation would not be possible at Oakfield B&B, for example if the risk to the host, other guests, owner or staff cannot be mitigated. In these cases, guests should make arrangements to travel home as safely as possible, whilst minimising risk to others.
13th July 2020
We are now open!
However, we have taken the decision to only open one room at a time for the foreseeable future.
This is a trial period for guests and ourselves to help us to put in place “best practices” with the continually changing Government Regulations.
When we feel more confident, and are well practiced with all the regulations and cleaning regimes, we will gradually open more rooms.
Copies of our current Risk Assessments and Cleaning Checklist can be found using these links:
Facilities Risk Assessment
Cleaning Risk Assessment
To help us manage the complexities of new guidelines we have taken our on-line booking system off-line until the end of September. Please telephone us to check availability 01495 792829.
8th June 2020
Here is the latest guidance from Visit Wales and as you can see it is not good for B&Bs, Hotels, etc.
Honouring bookings and advertising availability
To help further clarify, no bookings can lawfully be honoured in respect of ‘stays’ during any restricted period, which is currently up to 18 June 2020 unless you are requested to re-open by the Local Authority or Welsh ministers for specific purposes only.
As a reminder, businesses should also not be advertising availability during a restricted period. If you advertise via third party websites or the Online Travel Agencies, please take some time to review your entries on these sites and amend your availability accordingly.
You are able to accept bookings or reschedule bookings that fall outside this restricted period, however, there is a risk the restrictions will remain in place once the rescheduled date comes round and therefore any bookings will be at your and your customer’s risk so you will need to make this clear when entering into any contractual arrangements.
24 March 2020
Coronavirus Update : Oakfield B&B closed temporarily until further notice
By now everyone in the world should be aware of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
As of today, following Government guidelines we have closed Oakfield B&B up to the 30th June 2020.
Obviously, we are just as likely as the next person to catch this virus so we are taking these precautions very seriously.
We have taken the decision to temporarily close all of our rooms at Oakfield B&B with immediate effect until further notice and we are not taking any bookings during the next 12 week period until the peak of the pandemic has passed. Due to the current uncertainty of the timescales of this peak we are only taking bookings from the 30th June 2020 and advise customers that we will continue to monitor Government guidelines and such bookings may also require future cancellation and will therefore not attract any cancellation charges.
For any existing guests currently booked with us prior to 30th June we are in the process of contacting you to cancel your booking or invite you to reschedule your visit for later in the year.
We wish to thank all of our customers for their support through such difficult times and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.
Until that time, please stay safe and please protect and support our wider community. We wish any families affected by the Coronavirus a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming you all to Oakfield B&B in the not too distant future.
Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover your stay with us.