Updated in line with new Government guidelines as of Monday 14th September 2020
Every Guest in every area must fill in track and trace before entering into any hotel-based activity i.e. dining, spa , leisure, golf, conference, meetings, bedrooms– this is no longer lead name on group, this is every group member. So, if a four ball is playing, they must all register on track and trace, if a table is dining all parties must fill out track and trace, likewise spa and so on and so forth- this to be clear also includes contractors attending site. The method is either scan QR code or alternatively fill in manual data. This data must be complete and the Govt require its access. ( Internal only – Manual data sheets which must be put on my desk in a neat orderly fashion on a daily basis in and envelope)
Dining Table sizes must never be more than six people. The only exception is where a family numbers more than six persons or is part of a support bubble
Outside tables cannot be more than six people and they must not mix or stand adjacent to other tables. The only exception is where a family numbers more than six persons or is part of a support bubble
No Standing is permitted in dining areas internally or externally, no mixing or approaching other tables is permitted.
Guests may not join tables together externally to make bigger table again maximum six.
No person is permitted to enter the premises at any time through any entrance without a mask.
The mask must be worn at all times until sat at a dining table or entering a bedroom
You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to):
children under 11
because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
to communicate with someone who relies on lip reading
to avoid harm or injury; to identify yourself
to eat or drink if necessary
You can carry something that says you do not have to wear a face covering for medical reasons. This is a personal choice and is not necessary in law – you should not routinely be required to produce any written evidence to justify the fact you are not wearing a face covering.
Only weddings and funerals of up to 30 Pax are permitted
More than six people are permitted to attend the ceremonies for certain significant life events, such as christenings, baptisms, and bar mitzvahs. However, celebratory receptions of up to 30 people are only permitted for weddings and civil partnerships. It remains important to limit the number of large social gatherings at this time given the significant risk of transmission. If you are attending other types of ceremonies, you should minimise your social interaction with others, and always keep your distance from people you do not live with (or who are in your support bubble).
These rules will become law on Monday 14 September. This will enable the police to enforce these legal limits, and if you break them you could face a fine (fixed penalty notice) of £100, doubling for further breaches up to a maximum of £3,200. Later this month, businesses will also be required to ensure there are no unlawful gatherings in their premises. We know the majority of businesses are responsible and are taking the necessary steps to be COVID-19 Secure, but for those businesses who won’t take those steps, egregious breaches will be enforced.
Anyone organising a gathering (such as a rave or house party) of more than 30 could face a £10,000 fine.
When eating or drinking out with people you do not live with (and who are not in your support bubble), you should keep to the wider rules on group sizes: you must only attend these places in groups of up to 6 people. You can attend in larger numbers with the people you live with/who are in your support bubble. This rule will apply and become the law from 14 September.
In all cases, people from different households should ensure they socially distance as much as possible. You should think about where to sit at a table with this in mind – the premises should also take reasonable steps to help you do so in line with COVID-19 Secure guidelines. It remains the case that you do not need to maintain social distancing with those in your support bubble. This change also does not affect the support you receive from your carers.
We look forward to welcoming you again at Carter & Fitch. Ian Gray, General manager George Washington Hotel and Spa.
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