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Yoga Hikes Covid Policy after 19th July 2021

From 19th July, Covid restrictions in England have been lifted.

However the government has issued advisory guidance for businesses and has updated its ‘Working Safely’ guidance.  

You might find the following links useful.

Yoga Alliance

British Wheel of Yoga

Cumbria Tourism

Our policy is as follows :

  • To continue to provide hand sanitiser at the entrance of the yoga room and at our afternoon tea and coffee breaks
  • The wearing of masks in indoor and public settings is now a personal choice, but we would recommend you do so.  Also see the venue’s own policy
  • There are now no limits on capacity or social distancing but we would ask you to be mindful of other guest’s personal space when we are inside eg at mealtimes and in the yoga room
  • We can now provide yoga magazines and books again for you to borrow and read at the weekend and return before you leave
  • We can now provide our communal kitty of yogi tea herbal teas again
  • In the Autumn of 2021, we requested that guests do a lateral flow test before coming on a Yoga Hikes weekend (ie Friday morning before departing for the venue). This gives other guests, us and the venue reassurance and helps in the preventation of the spread of the virus in our group setting. We will continue this into 2022 for our trips.

Yoga Specific

  • To continue to ask guests to bring their own yoga mat and pillowcase for the bolster we will provide in the yoga room.  We will continue to provide other yoga props and these are yours to use for the weekend, please do not share them with anyone else
  • Yoga mats will be a minimum 1metre apart (centre to centre) and placed in a staggered fashion– during covid this was 2metres
  • We will now be able to offer physical adjusts/assists but will ask your permission to do so.  
  • We will continue to wipe down the door handle to the room and ventilate the room between classes

    Venue Specific

  We will also follow the guidance of each venue we use, and this does differ according to the venue.  We will provide details of the venue’s protocol/policy etc within the final email that goes out to the group, but the main theme appears to be cautious, with wearing of masks in indoor and public settings being requested, the continued provision of hand sanitiser, and some form of social distancing (albeit a little more relaxed than during covid).


Our main objective remains the same, that our guests arrive in good health and follow guidelines for self-isolating if testing positive for a covid test and also following guidelines if travelling from abroad to one of our events, or if having travelled abroad recently before coming to one of our events.

Our usual terms and conditions are here :

Our covid cancellation policy remains the same and is here :

namely : 

What Happens if I have to cancel as I have to self-isolate or become ill with Covid?
This is slightly more tricky and we hope that this will not happen, but if we have more than 7 days notice, we may be able to find someone to take your place, in which case we can transfer your booking and any money paid less the non-refundable deposit to another event.  Or you can transfer your current booking to a friend/relative who is able to use it.  If you cancel with less than 7 days to go, unfortunately we are unable to make a refund or transfer of your booking, and our usual terms and conditions apply and we would recommend claiming through your travel insurance.

What Happens if the event I am booked on, is cancelled?
If an event cannot take place due to government restrictions, we will let you know as soon as possible and arrange for a full refund of any money paid or offer you the option to transfer to another event subject to availability.

We strongly recommend you take out appropriate travel insurance cover at the time of booking.  This travel insurance should cover you for all activities and cancellation and curtailment of your break or holiday.