Saturday, October 24th, 2020
With more than one thousand Covid-19 patients per day being admitted to hospital within the UK, and no sign of those rates falling just yet, I must now take extra precautions when it comes to accepting guests. If you are a patient at Benenden Hospital, or resident in a Tier 1 (medium risk) area, or have had recent negative tests or been self-isolating, then that is an acceptable risk as far as I am concerned. But if you live in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 area, then I regret that you probably will not be able to come and stay here — especially if your purpose is to get away from a highly infected area! Proper hotels have young staff to go around disinfecting everything all day. But Bressenden is a private house and also my home. Do I want to operate as a B&B under present circumstances? The answer is yes, but only in a very limited way. If I and my entourage were not in one of the more vulnerable age groups, I might be more willing to take the risk of accepting more bookings. But the health and wellbeing of Bressenden’s residents must be the first priority. Depending on how the situation develops in the next few days, I may disable bookings from Booking.com. You should still be able to book via this website or by phone, but you will need to be prepared to answer some questions about where you’ve been and the purpose of your stay!