Our COVID-19 Safety Measures

Updated 14 August 2020

The hotel reopened on Saturday 4 July.

Please see below our detailed guide of how we will be operating going forward, so you know what to expect when you visit us. The safety of our staff and guests will always remain top priority. 

To offer you our best service we recommend our residential guests making Brasserie on the Beach reservations at the time of booking. Both Leisure Club members and residential guests are able to pre-book swim, spa and gym slots 24 hours prior.

Face Covering Update

The Government has extended the use of wearing face coverings to now include more public indoor spaces, which does include hotels.

From Saturday 8 August, all guests staying/dining with us will need to wear a face covering in our public spaces (unless under the age of 11 or for medical reasons). Our public spaces include corridors, lounges, bars, restaurants and reception areas. 

Naturally, they can be removed whilst eating and drinking. However, when you leave your table we ask that you put your face covering back on until you return to your table or room. 

We’ll be requesting that all guests wear a face covering when walking around the hotel or relaxing in our indoor public spaces. This doesn’t apply when in any outdoor space or dining outside.

The Hotel

  • A fully comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment has been completed.
  • The recommended social distancing rule will be followed throughout the hotel by staff and guests. 
  • There will be additional cleaning throughout the hotel.
  • Guests are to approach reception one at a time where there will be perspex screens.
  • There will be hand sanitiser for guests located around the public areas of the hotel including the entry points.
  • All forms of payment are welcome but payment by card is preferred.
  • Each guest will be given their own set of disposable menus to take to their rooms. All meal times will be table reservation only – this includes breakfast.
  • All soft furnishings in bedrooms have been removed. All room literature will be removed, information about the hotel can be found on the TV.
  • Guests will be asked whether they want housekeeping to go into their rooms during their stay – all of our housekeepers will be wearing PPE and guests will be asked to vacate the room while they are attending.  
  • At check-in guests will be given a disposable information sheet.
  • There is an extended room service menu. Room service trays will have contactless delivery. They will be delivered to guest doors, where a member of staff will knock and then step back to limit contact.
  • Guest rooms will be vacant for as long as possible in between guests. 

Our Staff

  • All of our staff have participated in COVID-19 safety and social distancing training.
  • All of our staff will be tested with a thermometer temperature gun each day.
  • Appropriate members of staff will be wearing face shields and/or masks.
  • Where appropriate we are grouping staff into ‘work bubbles’, which will restrict employee interaction. 
  • We have made a bigger staff area so social distancing can be met.
  • Staff and guests will have different entrances to the hotel.

Dining (Restaurants and Bars)

  • In our Brasserie on the Beach, Beach Terrace, Café Bar. We will be using disposable paper menus instead of reusable ones. There will be recycling bins dotted around where you will be able to put your paper menus. These will then all be recycled.
  • On the Beach Terrace we will be using single-use salt and pepper sachets instead of our normal cruet sets. Personal single use cutlery sets will be given.  
  • In the Brasserie on the Beach each cruet set will be sanitised before each use.
  • After you have been seated in the restaurant we will bring your cutlery, glasses, salt & pepper and sauces.
  • The number of tables in use will be reduced throughout the hotel – this is allowing the social distancing guidelines to be met. Initially table size is restricted to 6, this includes children and pushchairs. We request children remain seated at the table. We will be providing disposable children’s menus.
  • In the Tavern we will serve the Café Bar menu. There will be no hot food served. This is due to the size of the kitchen, because the social distancing guidelines cannot be met.
  • Daily blackboard specials will be served in the Brasserie on the Beach
  • Our room service menu has been extended so you can have even more delicious food in your room. 

Leisure Club

The Leisure Club is reopening on Saturday 25 July at 7am (inline with current Government guidelines).

Our members and hotel residential guests will have full use of the pool, spa bath, gym, changing rooms and lockers.

We are currently unable to reopen the showers, sauna and steam room. Day guest use is currently suspended.

What to expect

  • Our opening times are 7am until 10pm everyday with adult only time before 9.30am and after 6pm.
  • The number of swimmers and gym users will be restricted to maintain social distancing
  • No buoyancy aids/woggles can be used in the pool
  • Spa bath use will be restricted to one guest (or household) at a time
  • Gym equipment will be cleaned after each guest use
  • Our members will be asked to have their fingerprint scanned at reception for club entrance – card entry is no longer valid

There is additional cleaning in place in our Leisure Club and sanitiser is available throughout.

If you have any enquiries or questions, please email Jenny Undasan, General Manager, at gm@thecoodenbeachhotel.co.uk or leave a voicemail and we will get back to you.

We look forward to seeing you with the warmest of welcomes in a safe and professional environment.

Sending you all our best wishes,

James and Lesley Kimber

18 Comments
  1. Hi will the leisure club e.g. Swimming will open for members?

    Thanks

    • Hi there – thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, the Leisure Club will remain initially closed whilst we await further Government directive but we look forward to opening soon. Best wishes The Cooden Beach Hotel team

  2. Sounds like you have been very busy!!
    We look forward to visiting soon.

    • We look forward to welcoming you back, best wishes the Cooden Team

  3. Thankyou . It will be great to return. Are the bars open too ie. Inside or just outside terraces. Thankyou

    • Hello Jeanette – thank you for your comment. Yes both the inside bars and our Beach Terrace will be open. Many thanks the Cooden team

  4. Hi – do we have to book a “slot” just to have a drink or can we just turn up?

    • Hello Simon, no need to book you can just turn up. Best wishes The Cooden Beach Hotel

  5. Thank you do much for the detailed information. Very thorough and such good guidelines for Guests and Staff Well done. Look forward to seeing you soon.

    • Hello Evelyne – thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you soon, The Cooden Beach Hotel Team

  6. When you say no hot food,silly question but does that mean you will only be saving sandwiches and salads etc.

    • Hello Paul, thank you for your question. Yes we will only be serving sandwiches and a cream tea. Best wishes the Cooden Beach Hotel team.

  7. Thank you so much for informing me of all the new guidelines for the hotel will be seeing to soon, many thanks Debra

    • It’s our pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel soon. Many thanks The Cooden Beach Hotel

  8. do you have to book for a table on the terrace or just turn up and sit down at one ?

    • Hello Colin

      Thank you for your message. No need to book a table for our Beach Terrace, just turn up and our team will seat you at a table.

      Best wishes
      The Cooden Beach Hotel team

  9. So gutted for. Was going to book for September. We have vouchers assuming we can carry them over as they run out soon . We were coming may but was cancelled we just want to come to our haven. 😰😰

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