Covid 19 News and Booking Policy for 2021 & Onwards
Update 9th August 2021
For everyone who is now double vaccinated the quarantine in both the UK and France is over. To come to France you do not need any COVID tests at all if you are fully vaccinated. To leave France and return to the UK you need one PCR test before you go and another on your second day back in the UK. We can arrange your PCR test here in France for you
Easy-Jet are now flying to France and Brittany Ferries are crossing the channel to St Malo, Caen, Roscoff and Le Havre. Transmarche Ferries and P&O are also operating.
There is no lockdown here and just about everything is virtually back to normal with all shops, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions open. The only noticible difference from Pre-Covid days is that face masks are still obligatory inside shops etc and that the Covid app from your phone has to be presented in restaurants and bars. In the case of the French this is their 'Pass Sanitaite' but for travellers vaccinated in England and Wales the NHS QR code proving their vaccine status is accepted instead
Brittany is the least touched area of France and with a land area of over 13,000 square miles consisting mainly of wide open space that's not really surprising. You can easily asses the negligible impact here by the tests results. In Morbihan hundreds of thousands of tests have been carried out since March last year and as of today's date only one percent of those have come back positive during that entire time which obviously included the peak periods
The above information is obtained from the French governments official coronavirus website....... https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/carte-et-donnees and we would encourage you to have a look at it yourself. It's updated daily so check that nothing has changed before you travel
As of today's date France now has a lot less reported new cases per day than the UK and with over 45 million people vaccinated once and 37 million twice has almost caught up with the UK's impressive vaccine rollout !
NB... for what it's worth we have never come across or even heard of anyone who has contracted the virus around here. Brittany is one of the least affected areas of western Europe
Our Gite Cleaning Regime
As our previous and returning customers will confirm our cleaning has always been exemplary. However, since the start of June 2020 we have implemented an even more vigorous protocol including using a special antibacterial sanitising cleaning solution to wipe down all touchable surfaces throughout the houses, especially in the kitchens and bathrooms
Booking Policy for Summer 2021 and onwards
Obviously 2020 was a particularly challenging year but now that the UK and Europe are rolling out their vaccination programs things have improved rapidly
If you are a UK resident and make a booking after 1st July 2021 to come to one of our gites in either July, August September or October 2021 we offer the following simple guarantee : Pay nothing at all at time of booking. Simply make full payment upon arrival at the gite. If you can't come you don't need to pay anything
This does not apply to any bookings after 30th September 2021. Any bookings made for 2022 and onwards cannot be refunded or moved to another date due to COVID restrictions or any other reasons. Our apologies but as a small business we cannot continue to indefinitely 'insure' bookings and recommed that you take the appropriate travel protection if you would like those extra guarantees. Most banks and insurance companies offer travel insurance online
Covid test on leaving France. The required test can be taken at the Ploermel testing centre (15 minutes from the cottages). We can make an appointment for you if you like- Cost is approx 45 Euros. They are shut Sundays and Saturday afternoons