Retreats during the pandemic

Revised 22nd July 2021.

Retreats taken during the pandemic

The Jasmine House re-opened in May, and it has been delightful to have welcomed guests back for their personal and couples retreats. While everything is mostly as it was, at the same time, a few things are slightly different from before.

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Please consider taking out travel insurance. See Coronavirus lockdown, cancellation and rescheduling information below, but please be aware there is no refund for any travel costs incurred, no matter why a booked retreat is unable to go ahead.
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The Jasmine House is not just a retreat house; it’s also my home. Unlike Guest Houses or B&Bs, the house is not separated into guest and owner areas. My kitchen, dining room, lounge and the Sky Room are shared spaces. We eat breakfast together as well as spend many hours in the Sky Room (the healing room) with one another. We are effectively living together for 3–5 days, so extra care is needed to keep everyone, including myself, as safe as is possible.

I have received both jabs. I take great care of my physical, mental and emotional well-being. I eat a pescatarian diet (vegetarian with fish). I don’t drink alcohol, tea or coffee, and I don’t smoke. I exercise and meditate most days. It’s rare for me to be ill or even to catch a cold.

It is good that so many of us are vacinatated, yet also infection rates are soaring, so I don’t think any of us can say for sure that there won’t be another lockdown, and as we have learnt, these changes can be sudden. In terms of being open or closed, technically The Jasmine House is governed in the say as B&Bs.

Dorset, and especially Portland, has had a low coronavirus infection rate since the pandemic began. However, the cases are rising and due to the nature of virus evolving, I could be asymptomatic of one of the new variants and unknowingly pass the virus on. The same goes for guests arriving here who could pass it on to me. I wish I could offer a guarantee that this wasn’t the case—but I can’t. To keep the risks as low as possible, this is what I am doing.
 

  • As always, each retreat is for just one person or one couple at a time.
  • In the run-up to your retreat, if you or I have coronavirus symptoms or test positive, this will lead to the cancellation or rescheduling of the retreat. I’ve made a special provision for last-minute cancellations due to coronavirus, so guests are not out of pocket. Please see my easy-to-read cancellation policy here.
  • Guests who suddenly find themselves in a local lockdown, will also be able to reschedule their retreat.
  • As always, the house will be thoroughly cleaned before your visit. We have instigated more stringent cleaning for touchable areas. However, I can not guarantee, despite our best efforts, that surfaces in the house are virus free.
  • There are hand sanitisers by the front door and in the guest room. Despite the lifting of the regulations, I will encourage and practise frequent hand washing during the retreats.
  • Finally, masks won’t be worn inside the house as it’s impossible to me to do my work with either you or I wearing a mask.
  • For people wishing to come to The Jasmine House from overseas, please call me on 01305 821799 or email me to enquire if this is possible.
  • During the pandemic, people have very different views on what is and isn’t safe. For some people, what I am suggesting will work—for others, it won’t. There is no judgment. We all have to take into account the government’s guidance, our circumstances and then decide what is best for ourselves.

    If you have any concerns, or are unable to travel, I can potentially still help you via Zoom. Please see Emotional Healing on my Jennie Bayliss website for more details.

    Please feel free to email me or call me on 01305 821799 to discuss any concerns you may have about staying with me. I want very much for you to feel comfortable and safe during your retreat.

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    Revised 22nd July 2021.

    Retreats taken during the pandemic

    The Jasmine House re-opened in May, and it has been delightful to have welcomed guests back for their personal and couples retreats. While everything is mostly as it was, at the same time, a few things are slightly different from before.

    *****
    Please consider taking out travel insurance. See Coronavirus lockdown, cancellation and rescheduling information below, but please be aware there is no refund for any travel costs incurred, no matter why a booked retreat is unable to go ahead.
    *****

    The Jasmine House is not just a retreat house; it’s also my home. Unlike Guest Houses or B&Bs, the house is not separated into guest and owner areas. My kitchen, dining room, lounge and the Sky Room are shared spaces. We eat breakfast together as well as spend many hours in the Sky Room (the healing room) with one another. We are effectively living together for 3–5 days, so extra care is needed to keep everyone, including myself, as safe as is possible.

    I have received both jabs. I take great care of my physical, mental and emotional well-being. I eat a pescatarian diet (vegetarian with fish). I don’t drink alcohol, tea or coffee, and I don’t smoke. I exercise and meditate most days. It’s rare for me to be ill or even to catch a cold.

    It is good that so many of us are vacinatated, yet also infection rates are soaring, so I don’t think any of us can say for sure that there won’t be another lockdown, and as we have learnt, these changes can be sudden. In terms of being open or closed, technically The Jasmine House is governed in the say as B&Bs.

    Dorset, and especially Portland, has had a low coronavirus infection rate since the pandemic began. However, the cases are rising and due to the nature of virus evolving, I could be asymptomatic of one of the new variants and unknowingly pass the virus on. The same goes for guests arriving here who could pass it on to me. I wish I could offer a guarantee that this wasn’t the case—but I can’t. To keep the risks as low as possible, this is what I am doing.
     

  • As always, each retreat is for just one person or one couple at a time.
  • In the run-up to your retreat, if you or I have coronavirus symptoms or test positive, this will lead to the cancellation or rescheduling of the retreat. I’ve made a special provision for last-minute cancellations due to coronavirus, so guests are not out of pocket. Please see my easy-to-read cancellation policy here.
  • Guests who suddenly find themselves in a local lockdown, will also be able to reschedule their retreat.
  • As always, the house will be thoroughly cleaned before your visit. We have instigated more stringent cleaning for touchable areas. However, I can not guarantee, despite our best efforts, that surfaces in the house are virus free.
  • There are hand sanitisers by the front door and in the guest room. Despite the lifting of the regulations, I will encourage and practise frequent hand washing during the retreats.
  • Finally, masks won’t be worn inside the house as it’s impossible to me to do my work with either you or I wearing a mask.
  • For people wishing to come to The Jasmine House from overseas, please call me on 01305 821799 or email me to enquire if this is possible.
  • During the pandemic, people have very different views on what is and isn’t safe. For some people, what I am suggesting will work—for others, it won’t. There is no judgment. We all have to take into account the government’s guidance, our circumstances and then decide what is best for ourselves.

    If you have any concerns, or are unable to travel, I can potentially still help you via Zoom. Please see Emotional Healing on my Jennie Bayliss website for more details.

    Please feel free to email me or call me on 01305 821799 to discuss any concerns you may have about staying with me. I want very much for you to feel comfortable and safe during your retreat.

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