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Issued 8th January 2021
During the current lock down period in Scotland, we are only able to accept bookings from key workers needing accommodation in relation to their work.
Please read our revised Terms and Conditions which have been updated from 8th January 2021, before placing your booking. https://highlandperthshire-holidayhomes.com/terms-and-conditions/
The following information was issued by the Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers on 2nd December following consultation with the Scottish Government.
|Issued 2 December – Please read carefully before booking for the festive period.|
|A bubble or members of a bubble can use self-catered accommodation (or a second home or caravan) providing it is in the local authority area that one of the members of the bubble lives in. Operators are required to check that when they take the booking one of the members of the bubble lives in that local authority area. The geographical restriction has been included to minimise any spread of the virus related to travel during the festive period. The travel ban is in place beyond the lockdown ending in England, based on an assessment that the risk of importation of cases remains high. This is also the position with Ireland. This will be reviewed regularly, based on an assessment of risk (for Wales people are still not allowed to leave Wales for the purpose of a holiday). The rules below on travel apply until the festive period.|
Can my bubble stay in self-catered accommodation? We recognise that people will not always have a house big enough to accommodate a Christmas bubble. The law therefore lets a bubble meet in self-catered accommodation (or 2nd home) for a Christmas gathering, but only in the local authority area in which you or a member of your bubble lives. As we need to prevent the risk of spreading the virus, a Christmas gathering is not allowed in an area outside the local authority area in which one of the participants lives. Operators should check that at least one household participating is from within the postcode area. A maximum of 8 people from up to 3 households which have formed a bubble can stay in self-catering accommodation over the period 23 – 27 December. Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards the total number of people in the bubble. If you are staying with another household you should not have more than one household (or extended household) staying in each room booked.
Visiting Scotland from other parts of the UK and Ireland Under current Scottish regulations, unless you have a reasonable excuse, you must not travel between Scotland and England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Find out more from Scottish Government travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK. Travelling for a holiday is not a reasonable excuse.
Visiting Scotland from other parts of the UK during the Christmas period As agreed by all 4 UK governments travel between Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland is permitted to allow families and friends to gather to form a Christmas bubble between 23 to 27 December (22 to 28 December for Northern Ireland). The location of a Christmas bubble in Scotland must be in the local authority area which a member of the bubble has their main residence. A bubble can meet in self-catered accommodation for a Christmas gathering, but only in the local authority area in which you or a member of your bubble lives. Operators should check that at least one household participating is from within the postcode area. The bubble should not meet or stay in hotel or B&B accommodation together during the Christmas period. However, individual members or an individual household which is part of a bubble may use hotel or B&B accommodation nearby. Find out more from Scottish Government guidance for the festive period.
NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE
Please note that there is now a new 5 tier system of restrictions in Scotland. Please ensure that you check the rules for the tier that Perth and Kinross is in and comply with those rules. Please also ensure that you comply with the current rules in your own home area. Please be sure to read our T&Cs in relation to your booking and the insurance cover.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 23RD SEPTEMBER 2020
The Scottish government have announced new rules which mean that only ONE household can stay in a self catering property. If your party consists of guests from more than ONE household, please contact us immediately. Please remember that if you placed your booking after 8th June 2020 and before 8th January 2021, it is covered by our insurance but you must cancel between 60 and 2 days prior to your arrival date in order to claim a refund. Bookings placed after 8th January 2021 will be governed by our revised Terms and Conditions. Please read our terms and conditions for full details and remember it is your responsibility to ensure that you are not contravening any of the current government rules and regulations by proceeding with your booking.
In order to allow time for our cleaning contractors to follow the additional cleaning protocols now in place and carry out the fogging treatment of properties when appropriate, we have had to adjust our arrival and departure times. Check in will now be 5pm for one and two bedroom properties and 6pm for three and four bedrooms. In addition, check out is 9.30am rather than the usual 10am.
Please note that from 10th July 2020 it will be mandatory in Scotland to wear face coverings in all shops. Please ensure that you bring face coverings/masks with you for your stay with us. Please also be aware that under the current Scottish government cleaning protocols we are not allowed to enter the property during your stay so, we are not able to offer mid stay cleans and linen changes for 2 week bookings, however we will leave you an extra set of linen and towels. In addition, we are now offering local shortbread on the welcome tray instead of home baking.
As from 8th June 2020 all new bookings placed with us will be covered by Master Cancel insurance which guarantees you a refund of the rental cost if you have to cancel for any reason, including Covid-19. Terms & Conditions apply, please be sure to read them very carefully.
This is a very difficult time for us all but if we all do as we are being asked, we will get through this. We very much hope that once this is over and life returns to normal, we can depend on your support to help us rebuild tourism in both our local area and Scotland as a whole. For up to date information and local guidance for our area please visit the Visit Aberfeldy page here
Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for updates.
Take care and stay well and remember, if we all follow the social distancing rules, this will be over soon.