© Galloway Astronomy Centre 2020 All images are copyright – M Alexander unless otherwise stated
Galloway Astronomy Centre Discover the Dark Skies of Galloway
“It’s the best view I’ve ever had” - Prof Ian Morison (Jodrell Bank)
The infection rate in Dumfries & Galloway has been very low throughout the pandemic and we have NOT had the Corona virus. In accordance with Scottish government rules and guidelines for the protection of guests and ourselves we have introduced the following safety procedures. Amendments will be made when any rules change, we will also advise guests of these changes if they occur before their arrival date. With Helen’s part time job as a home care assistant we have made ever effort to protect her so she can protect the people she cares for. To make sure this continues we have added our own specific rules which may be even more strict than you might expect.

Scottish Rules may differ

There is a possibility that Scotland has different rules from those you are used to. To ensure you know the rules we will email a link to Scottish regulations in addition you will be reminded of the rules here when you arrive.

Self Isolating from Holiday or Visiting from Abroad

Under no circumstance are you allowed to visit if you are in a 14 day self isolation period.

If you have returned from one of the green or amber countries or are a visitor from another country please

confirm you will have been in the UK for at least 7 days before visiting us.

If you become infected before, during or after a visit

To ensure our protection please postpone your booking if you develop virus symptoms (no matter how mild)

or you are in a self isolation period which ends sooner than 2 weeks prior to the date of your arrival. You will

not lose any deposit paid.

It is very important that if you have had the virus that you are absolutely sure you are completely free of it

before visiting us.

If you develop virus symptoms (no matter how mild) while here please advise us immediately so we can

arrange tests.

If you develop virus symptoms (no matter how mild) within 7 days of returning home please advise us as

soon as possible preferably by phone so we can arrange tests.

Number of guests

The physical size of the cottage means under current rules we have to limit the number of people stay to the

following:

One person on their own.

Two persons from one household or in a support bubble / extended household. Cleaning protocols.

Before your arrival all areas accessible to you will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Additional cleaning

will occur as required.

On arrival

When you arrive you will be asked to sanitise your hands.

Please carry your bags to your room unless you require assistance.

Hand washing

As you have been doing for the past months please regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds. Soap / hand

wash is in your room and / or bathroom.

Social distancing

While we will do our best to maintain a 2m separation from guests this is also dependent on your co-

operation too.

This requirement whether with 1 or 2 guests means we cannot join you in the hot tub.

Breakfast / Dining arrangements

Guests will eat breakfast on their own.

For the evening meal, due to social distancing, it will not be possible for us to eat with guests if more than

one person is staying.

Bathroom

The main bathroom is for the sole use of guests. The smaller toilet is not to be used by guests.

Face Covering

If you go anywhere during your visit where you could meet others indoors eg shops a face covering is

required by law. If in doubt were a face covering.

Final Payment

At the time of booking you can pay the whole amount in advance.

Hands should be cleaned with sanitiser before using the card machine

If you use online banking you can pay by bank transfer.

Paypal - please select friend / relative to avoid additional charges.

Covid 19 Safety
Book with Confidence We are Covid 19 prepared for your safety
Galloway Astronomy Centre Discover the Dark Skies of Galloway
Terms and Conditions Caravan A deposit based on one third the total price is required at the time of booking with full payment to be made no later than 6 weeks before the first day of your stay. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Should you cancel the booking less than 4 weeks from the first day of your stay a refund less the deposit will be made. If you cut your stay short any refund will be at our discretion. The caravan is available between 3.00pm and 8pm on the day of arrival (unless otherwise agreed). The caravan must be vacated by 11am (unless otherwise agreed) on the day of departure. The caravan should be left in the same clean and tidy condition that it is found on arrival. Cleaning equipment is provided. All keys must be returned to us on check-out or placed in the key safe. If you do not do this then we may charge you for a replacement key or lock, as required. The owner is to be notified as soon as practicable of any problem with equipment (eg cooker, boiler, etc) in the caravan (Tel 01988 500594). Minor faults or breakages are to be listed on the form provided. No liability whatsoever shall be attached to the caravan owners in the event of: - Death, injury howsoever caused, illness, inconvenience or any other misadventure. - Loss of or damage to or theft of your property including motor vehicles and boats. In order to maintain everyone's enjoyment and pleasure, we would ask you to observe the following: - After 10.00pm please consider your neighbours and keep noise to a minimum. - Please do not exceed the site speed limit of 10 mph. - One car only to be parked by the caravan. We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time and any such changes will take effect immediately when posted on this or our own website, or otherwise brought to your attention.
© Galloway Astronomy Centre 2020 All images are copyright – M Alexander unless otherwise stated
Galloway Astronomy Centre Discover the Dark Skies of Galloway
“It’s the best view I’ve ever had” - Prof Ian Morison (Jodrell Bank)
Covid 19 Safety
The infection rate in Dumfries & Galloway has been very low throughout the pandemic and we have NOT had Covid 19. In accordance with Scottish government rules and guidelines for the protection of guests and ourselves we have introduced the following safety procedures. Amendments will be made when any rules change, we will also advise guests of these changes if they occur before their arrival date. With Helen’s part time job as a home care assistant we have made ever effort to protect her so she can protect the people she cares for. To make sure this continues we have added our own specific rules which may be even more strict than you might expect.

Scottish Rules may differ

There is a possibility that Scotland has different rules from those you are used to. To ensure you know the rules we will email a link to Scottish regulations in addition you will be reminded of the rules here when you arrive.

Self Isolating from Holiday or Visiting from Abroad

Under no circumstance are you allowed to visit if you are in a

14 day self isolation period.

If you have returned from one of the green or amber countries

or are a visitor from another country please confirm you will

have been in the UK for at least 7 days before visiting us.

If you become infected before, during or after a visit

To ensure our protection please postpone your booking if you

develop virus symptoms (no matter how mild) or you are in a

self isolation period which ends sooner than 2 weeks prior to

the date of your arrival. You will not lose any deposit paid.

It is very important that if you have had the virus that you are

absolutely sure you are completely free of it before visiting us.

If you develop virus symptoms (no matter how mild) while here

please advise us immediately so we can arrange tests.

If you develop virus symptoms (no matter how mild) within 7

days of returning home please advise us as soon as possible

preferably by phone so we can arrange tests.

Number of guests

The physical size of the cottage means under current rules we

have to limit the number of people stay to the following:

One person on their own.

Two persons from one household or in a support bubble / extended household. Cleaning protocols.

Before your arrival all areas accessible to you will be thoroughly

cleaned and disinfected. Additional cleaning will occur as

required.

On arrival

When you arrive you will be asked to sanitise your hands.

Please carry your bags to your room unless you require

assistance.

Hand washing

As you have been doing for the past months please regularly

wash your hands for 20 seconds. Soap / hand wash is in your

room and / or bathroom.

Social distancing

While we will do our best to maintain a 2m separation from

guests this is also dependent on your co-operation too.

This requirement whether with 1 or 2 guests means we cannot

join you in the hot tub.

Breakfast / Dining arrangements

Guests will eat breakfast on their own.

For the evening meal, due to social distancing, it will not be

possible for us to eat with guests if more than one person is

staying.

Bathroom

The main bathroom is for the sole use of guests. The smaller

toilet is not to be used by guests.

Visiting places

If you go anywhere during your visit where you could meet

others indoors, eg shop, museum, face covering is required by

law.

Final Payment

At the time of booking you can pay the whole amount in

advance.

Hands should be cleaned with sanitiser before using the card

machine

If you use online banking you can pay by bank transfer.

Paypal - please select friend / relative to avoid additional

charges.