We are delighted to announce that we are reopening Bannerman Bed and Breakfast from Friday 31st July 2020. We’ve all been affected by the global pandemic Corona Virus. We have been closed since March and can’t wait to start welcoming you all to our home once again now that we are Good to Go. This Covid News post is to let you know what to expect during your stay here.

From 15th July Scotland’s hospitality sector is able to reopen to welcome guests. I will cover what will be available in the Inverness area in a separate post. Broadly though, businesses will open with social distancing measures and reduced numbers of customers. Therefore it is recommended you book ahead transport, excursions and restaurants to avoid disappointment.

We have made some changes here as everyone’s health and safety is of paramount importance. I want to keep everyone safe but also provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that allows you to enjoy your stay. Regular guests will know that we have always provided a friendly and helpful service and we will continue to do that. By following a few extra procedures and working to maintain social distancing we can all help you have a memorable trip. Please be assured that although we all need to keep our distance, we can still be friendly and sociable.

Good to Go – extra features we’ve added

To reassure you that we are Good to Go, here are a few steps we will be taking here.

We will only have a maximum of 2 rooms booked at one time. This means a maximum of 4 guests here at any one time.

Extra signage has been positioned in public areas to remind everyone to maintain a distance of 2 metres from others.

Hand sanitising points will be available throughout.

Our existing high standards of cleanliness will be supplemented with extra cleaning of common touch points like door handles. Each room will be left vacant for at least 24 hours to allow for extra cleaning. We will not be servicing bedrooms during your stay, However we will make sure you have plenty of house-keeping supplies like tea and coffee.

The dining room will be open for breakfast as usual and with only two rooms staying there will be lots of space between tables. When there is more than one room staying there will be no buffet but the usual menu will be available. All items will be served to your table. As before there will still be the option to have breakfast-to-go.

Whilst I am here to welcome you and provide any information you need during your stay, communication will be at a respectful distance. To avoid face to face contact, you will be asked to check in by email. This will be sent before you arrive. There will be no need to check out as payment will be taken from the card used to make your booking. Your receipt will be emailed to you.

What we ask from you

If you have Covid 19 symptoms or have knowingly come into contact with someone with the virus please stay at home and do not travel. You will be asked to confirm that you are not displaying any symptoms before entering the building. If you become unwell while staying here you will need to go home immediately as per the Government guidelines.

Please wear a face covering in public areas, apart from when you are having breakfast. It is mandatory to wear face coverings in shops and on public transport here, so you should bring a supply.

Please wash your hands regularly but in particular when you enter the building. Hand sanitiser is available at the front door.

Please maintain 2 metre social distancing from others. It is not possible to have a one-way system in and out of the house. Therefore please be aware of other guests who may be using the corridor at the same time and give way when necessary.

As we are easing out of lockdown the situation is changing each week. The most up-to-date information on the Scottish Government’s guidance can be found here, This includes information on Test and Protect, Scotland’s testing system.

If you have any concerns about these new procedures please let me know. As we ease out of lockdown, you’ll be ready for a break. Read more here about the kind of break you can take whilst keeping socially distanced – Isolation in the Scottish Highlands. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Scotland. Our next Covid News post will cover what is open in the area and suggest places to visit.

Covid 19 Procedures