It is extremely important that guests read our Coronavirus Policy, if we all stick to the rules we will have a safer Dunster Beach.
As we’re sure you can appreciate, we have had to make some changes to our normal procedures to ensure the continued safety and well-being of our staff, guests and visitors, during the current situation. We have followed guidelines laid out by the Government and associations such as Somerset Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Association of Self-Caterers.
Whilst we ask that all guests read through our policy in its
entirety, a couple of key points of note are:
struck the right balance between staying safe and having a relaxing break at the Beach.
As part of our Covid-19 Secure Policy, chalets have been stripped of everything but essentials. Books and DVD’s have been removed, as well as ornaments and all non-essential items. If you have stayed at Dunster Beach before, you will notice a change in how Chalets are set up.
Please read all the information below and familiarise yourself with the detail, and be mindful of anything additional you may need to bring with you this year.
We strongly advise that you bring disposable gloves with you, and any other PPE items you may require as these items may be difficult to purchase locally.
On arrival please park in the parking area outside the office. Check in will be from the office. A member of staff will direct you. Where possible, only one member of the party to check in please. To minimise risk please wear a face mask and bring your own pen.
The shop and café will not be open. There is a small shop operating at the kiosk which is situated at the entrance to the site.
The kiosk will be open daily please check with reception for opening hours. Operating hours may vary so please check with us. Newspapers can be ordered at the kiosk.
The toilet/shower blocks will not be open until May 17th 2021. After that we will operate as follows:
All toilet blocks will be open, however, we have reduced the amount of cubicles that will be available.
They will be open 24 hours. Please use your shower key to access.
Some of the cubicles inside each block will be closed to ensure we can implement a robust cleaning regime throughout.
Any queuing for toilets and showers will need to be outside.
Please observe social distancing when using the shower block, and please use the hand sanitiser before entering.
The laundtry will not be open until May 17th 2021. After that we will operate as follows:
The laundry will be open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 2pm. The door will be propped open during these times.
Please observe social distancing when using this facility and please use the hand sanitiser before entering.
Whilst the office will be staffed, we need to limit the number of people coming in. Please only come to the office in an emergency, (apart from checking in). In all other cases either ring the office or the emergency phone number or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you need to come to the office then please wear a face mask. Knock on the door and someone will come out to you.
Please wear protective gloves when using this facility. Please be aware that bins are now only collected fortnightly, so only general waste should be deposited. Anything other than general waste or recycling will need to be disposed of offsite. Please seek advice from the office.
Being with friends and family is an important part of the Dunster Beach experience. Please observe the 2 metre rule at all times and follow the government guidance on who you can mix with. Do not enter any other Chalet than your own.
Stay safe! If inviting friends and family to the beach who are not staying at Dunster Beach, they must not enter the chalet and must observe social distancing. This includes the patio area. Reposition patio furniture if you need to.
Local Amenities and Attractions
Please be aware that many of the local attractions are (at the time of writing) closed or are open on restricted access or times. Please check their individual websites for further details.
Most of the supermarkets in Taunton, Bridgwater and Minehead have a click and collect service, or you can arrange for supermarket deliveries to your chalet. Please be aware as check-in is strictly 3pm then please arrange your delivery for after 4pm to ensure you are in your chalet to meet the delivery.
Some chalets will normally have bikes for guest use, again due to Covid-19 we have asked that these are removed or locked up, so as they cannot be used.
Pompey’s in Minehead do hire out bikes as do Channel Adventure. Check their websites for further details.
Pompey’s Cycles, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BJ
t. 01643 704077
Channel Adventure, The Adventure Centre, Warren Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BG
t. 01643 708715
Car Park Permit
You will be given a parking permit for your stay at Dunster Beach, please display the permit in your windscreen at all times. Failure to display a valid permit could result in a fine being issued.
Our Coronovirus Policy will be reviewed frequently and will be in line with Government advice and guidance. We may have to change the policy during your stay, if so, we ask guests to follow the advice from Beach staff.
In the unlikely event that we have to close the site due to a local Covid-19 issue then we will notify you as soon as possible, and will expect guests to vacate the beach site as quickly as possible.
The information contained in this policy is displayed on our website for reference, but we would advise all guests to print out a copy of the policy and bring with them.
A copy of this document is available on our website labelled Covid-19.
The Lettings Team
Dunster Beach Holidays Ltd
t. 01643 821296
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