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Covid-19 Policy


The world is a changed place since the pandemic, but here at Hopton House we are keeping things as normal and familiar as possible for our guests. We have many repeat guests who come here to relax, enjoy the countryside and enjoy good food. And we are continuing to provide the same chilled experience, whilst putting in the appropriate measures to help reduce the risk of our guests or us catching the virus here at Hopton House.

We have successfully applied for the Good to Go Industry Standard to show that we are following guidelines on cleanliness and social distancing.

Here is an overview of the procedures we’ve put in place. There is more detail below the image if you need it. If you have any questions about the procedures we’ve put in place please do ask.

Infographic of the key stpes we are taking at Hopton House due to COVID-19

Our B&B Rooms

Our 2 B&B rooms are both in a separate annex across the drive from the main house. They each have their own private entrance into the garden. Guests take breakfast in the guest dining room in the main house.

We have always had a high standard of cleaning. We allow about 1.5 hours to changeover a room between guests! We will be following extra procedures such as steam cleaning soft furnishings, replacing mattress, pillow and duvet protectors at each changeover and using eco-friendly sanitising spray on high use touch points such as TV controls at each changeover.

To protect both our guests and ourselves, we won’t be doing room tidies for stays of less than than 5 nights. We will leave a box outside you room for any used items such as crockery and towels that you wish replaced, and a checklist for you to fill in if you need more teas, milk etc.

Dining Room

The dining room enjoys beautiful views across fields to the hills in the distance. We have positioned the tables 2M apart, with the chairs facing away from the other table.

We ask that guests use the sanitiser provided when they come into the dining room. Please wear masks until you are seated at your table. We will wear masks to serve you.

Each table will have its own personal buffet selection. If you’re a regular guest you’ll see more individually packaged items, such as cereals, than you’re used to. There will still be homemade bread, provided I can buy yeast! And each table will have an individual toaster.

Check In and Check Out

We will need to collect details of the lead guest who is staying. We will email you a registration form prior to your arrival. Please note that we will comply with GDPR rules when storing and using your data.

We have a QR code available in each room, available for you to scan with the NHS COVID19 App on your arrival. Please do this for each day you are here.

When you arrive, please stand back 2M from the door after ringing the bell.

If you prefer to self check in, or if you’re planning to arrive after 19.00, please let us know in advance and we will send instructions for accessing your room.

We will take the balance of your stay via our booking system from the card you paid your deposit with on the day of your arrival. If you’d prefer to pay with another card please let us know before your stay and we’ll email you a payment link. If you haven’t paid a deposit we will email your payment link prior to arrival.

On departure, please vacate your room by 10.30. We need to leave the room to air for at least an hour after you’ve departed before we can start cleaning. And cleaning is taking longer than usual!

Please leave the key in the bedroom door on departure.

If you develop COVID-19 Symptoms

Prior to your stay, if you are booked to stay with us and develop COVID19 symptoms or have been asked to self isolate, within 14 days of your stay please let us know as soon as possible and, as per government guidelines, do not travel to us.

If you need to cancel your stay due to COVID19 , we will refund your deposit or we will offer to move your stay to another date before mid December 2020 if you prefer.

If you develop COVID19 symptoms or are told to self isolate whilst you are staying with us, as per government guidelines, we will ask that you let us know and return home immediately. In this case we will refund for the unused nights of your stay, minus any reasonable expenses we have already incurred related to your stay, such as food purchased for evening meals or breakfast.

If you are unable or unwilling to return home, you will be charged in full for extra nights and meals incurred.

If you develop COVID19 symptoms or are told to self isolate within 14 days of staying with us, please email to let us know as soon as possible.

If we need to cancel your booking because we have developed COVID-19 symptoms or have been told to self isolate, we will let you know as soon as possible. We will offer to refund your deposit, or do our best to find another B&B locally for you to stay at if you prefer.