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How does the Rule of 6 affect my Autumn UK retreat?

Do the latest government guidelines adversely affect Skyros retreats in the Isle of Wight this Autumn?

1. What is a Covid-19 secure venue?
The Grange by the Sea, Skyros HQ in the Isle of Wight, has been awarded Visit England's Good to Go accreditation. Social distancing, the use of face coverings indoors and heightened sanitisation measures are all in place. 
Find out more >>

2. How does the 'Rule of 6' affect my Skyros staycation? 
We cannot accept bookings from groups of people above the number of six. This doesn't affect solo travellers or those who book in with a friend or family member. The Grange can, of course, host more than six people in total as it follows government guidelines. Numbers for workshops are limited to ensure social distancing as they were throughout the summer.

3. Does the 10pm closing time curfew apply to accommodation providers?
The Grange team continues to offer table service and the bar now closes at 10pm. Room service is available after 10pm on special request.

Despite the restrictions, a guest this summer eloquently described her stay as - "an all-round incredible, Covidly-careful but carefree experience". Read more reviews 
here >>

What's on this October?

Fri 2 to Sun 4 - Adventures in Comedy Writing with Logan Murray (3 places left) >>

Mon 5 to Fri 9 - Weaving with Colour with Theresa Sundt >>

Mon 5 to Fri 9 - Thriving in Transition with Julian Russell (2 places left) >>

Mon 12 to Fri 16 - How to Write Funny with Kate Smurthwaite >>

Mon 12 to Fri 16 - The Song and You with Luke Meredith >>

Fri 16 to Sun 18 - Life Writing with Nick Barlay (2 places left) >>

Mon 19 to Fri 23 - Mindfulness through Expressive Art with Ignacio Lalanne >>

Mon 19 to Fri 23 - Walk & Talk Wilderness - guided walks with Julia Gillick >>

Mon 26 to Fri 30 - Creating Laughter with Arthur Smith >>

Mon 26 to Fri 30 - Making Mosaics with Roz Wates >>

Skyros was the first of its kind in Europe to offer community-based learning holidays in Europe. 2020 was the very first summer since 1979 that it was unable to offer holidays in Greece due to Covid-19. Instead, it turned to Skyros HQ, The Grange by the Sea in the Isle of Wight, as a venue and offered solo travellers the kind of retreat where they could continue to learn something new and meet likeminded people. Find out more about Skyros UK retreats here >>


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