Sheldon retreat centre-Covid protections

Sheldon and Covid-19

Last updated 23rd February 2023

Our goals are 

  • to minimise the risk of transmitting any infections on site
  • protect everyone, and especially vulnerable guests
  • minimise any interference with the enjoyment of your stay
  • provide clear guidelines so no-one has to fret about it

The most important thing we do is "Care for the Air we all Share"  

  • HEPA13 filters are provided in all the shared spaces. They are on time switches and automatically do their thing very quietly in the background.
  • CO2 monitors are provided in main rooms to check there is also enough fresh air being circulated
    • If levels go over 600, please open a couple of windows
    • Over 800 - open more windows
    • Over 1,000 (and it starts beeping) - open all windows
  • We make sure rooms are never over-crowded

This is our guidance on face masks

  • The only place we ask guests to routinely wear a mask is if you join us for community prayers in chapel as we never know how crowded it will be
  • Members of the team continue to wear masks in close contact places such as serving food or drink or in reception
  • We support all guests who need or want to continue wearing masks

This is our guidance on lateral flow testing

  • if you have had close contact with anyone who has tested positive
  • routinely on the day of any massage appointment

It is helpful if you can bring your own test kits, but we can supply as needed.

We communicate carefully with each other

  • Please discuss with us before you travel if you have concerns.
  • If you become unwell during your stay please call us on 01647-253914
  • If we have any cases at Sheldon where the person has mixed with others we will notify you


We have continued with our more generous arrangements for cancellations in the light of the ongoing uncertainties we all have to manage. We want you to have the confidence to make a booking while having a reasonable framework for flexibility where needed.