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Anyone who assumes  Covid 19 is FAKE NEWS will not be allowed entry - and / or their booking terminated - No Refund - and escorted from the venue forthwith. We are not here to play games.







Following government guidelines from August 8th 2020, all guests must wear masks in the pu
blic areas of Hamilton Hall unless Social Distancing is possible. There is plenty of space to allow for distance between people. Your cooperation with this is fully appreciated.

ALL GUESTS will have their temperature taken at entry.

Normal: 36.5 - 37.5 °C - ( 97.7 - 99.5°F )

Fever:    37.5 - 38.3 °C - ( 99.5 - 100.9 °F )



Your Room Key will be cleaned in front of you at Reception.

If you refuse -  NO ENTRY and your booking will be cancelled and no refund offered .

Hamilton Hall will inform all guests on entry / registration about our various -

Social Distancing Guidelines for within the house & garden.-

Cleaning rota - what we have in place,

Customer Responsibility - Helping to keep us all healthy

Masks, Gell, Gloves & Tissues / Wet Wipes- Location.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PROTECTIVE GELS, MASKS & GLOVES :  - You cannot travel on public transport without a mask - By bringing your own you show you are responsible. If you do not - we will supply you with a 'Goody Bag' with what you may need and charge each person £10 against the card used to confirm the booking.


ALL HEAVY USE AREAS  - ie: Refreshments Area - Communal Toilets etc. will have Disposable Wipes to clean everything before hand.

Hamilton Hall staff will regularly clean these area but cannot follow every customer - so this will also be up to you to use common sense.

Toilet flushes - Door handles - TV remotes -

Stair hand rails - Keys - Kettle - Water Urn - etc.


All guests at breakfast  will have their temperature taken again.  It is non invasive.


as it is universal - and we are working extra hard - extra hours - extra hiuge expense and extra stress  for no wages - so please ' keep it simple' - polite and friendly. We don't care what other venues do - it is what it is guys.

Normal: 36.5 - 37.5 °C - ( 97.7 - 99.5°F )
Fever:    37.5 - 38.3 °C - ( 99.5 - 100.9 °F )

Indoors = more risk

Covid likes cold & moist surfaces. For outdoors:
Cool, shady, wet = more risk
Hot, sunny, dry = less risk

Wet/moist surfaces are NOT humidity (drops Covid to the ground)
High humidity = air safer
High humidity = surfaces riskier

Every evening we have taken body temperatures from the 3 of us here, logged it and kept a running total to keep a check of our health. We were in constant lockdown / quarantine the whole time - no visitors unless we spoke over the fence from the car park into the garden - no sex - same as most people.   We will do the same for you. If at any time in the future a guest  becomes ill with Covid 19 - we can show how we have done all we can to protect us all.  This means your cooperation and assistance remembering we are all at risk from each other.

Hamilton Hall has invested heavily in
Screens between Twin Beds -
Taking less customers in the Dorm Room

Seperate Dining Tables ( a first for us )

Digital thermometres - and they are NOT cheap.
Masks / Gloves / Anti Bacterial & Virus Gels

Extra Deep Cleaning

Hundreds of hours at this computer adapting this web site and how we proceed with structures in place to help keep the place extra clean.
We have gone to a HUGE amount of work sourcing things in order to help protect us all from Covid 19.

SEXUAL CONTACT - I have been asked what guidelines we have in place for sexual contact between guests and other than to say - THIS IS NOT MY BUSINESS - it is up to you how you move forward sexually after a protracted period in isolation for many.

You know the risks.
You know what is involved.

You know the law.

You are over 21.

I am not your Mother.
If in doubt, just ask and we can chat with you about safe sex and safe Covid 19 sex.


This is your holiday - and we want you to relax and enjoy. What you do in the privacy of your room is not my concern.  Keep any 'close encounter' in your room and not within the downstairs rooms please.
We went through a sexual pandemic in the 80's and 90's with HIV / AIDS where the world did nothing for years and thousands of young gay men died before anyone took any notice - and we all know why.

If on entry your temperature is too high,  you may be asked go relax in the garden or go for a walk and to 'come back later' - and see if your temperature has lowered.  You will not be allowed into the building as long as it stays high.   If this means cancelling your booking - at such short notice - no refund.

Apologies, but it is what it is. The 'NEW NORMAL.'

We all know the risks.

Dorset has continuously had one of the lowest rates of Covid 19 in the UK.
If during your stay your temperature spikes - into the levels detailed above -

we will  ( notify the authorities )  and isolate you in a room on your own for 7 days and with all food etc. at a cost of £350 a week.  ( 50% of the usual price and remember, we will be running around bringing food to your room, drinks etc.  and 'keeping a safe distance eye on you' and for this, we are not trained or paid.   Please be aware of the responsibilities involved. 

If this happens, we expect those involved to be responsible and adult and not fight us on this. 

If a guest chooses to leave with a high temperature on the train / coach etc. this is putting EVERYONE at risk and we cannot allow someone to leave under these circumstances unless driving in their own car maybe.  We may notify Track & Trace to follow up on your health status and those within the hotel.
This is a tricky one for all concerned and all we can ask is that you bare with us through all of this as we are all 'winging it'  and while keeping as safe as we can be.

There have been no guidelines from the government concerning this so we have made our own.  If you have a sensible suggestion to add, please do;-  However - moaning -  we switch off.

There is no 'blame game' here- but RESPONSIBILITY has GOT to be taken SERIOUSLY and accepted by EVERYONE.

We have discussed and thought and given this a HUGE amount of consideration and this is all we can come up with.  It may be adapted - it may change with new government guidelines,  it may change if one of us gets ill and we have to close, anything is possible and all we can do, is take extra care and be aware FOR YOUR SELF as it is NOT up to anyone else other than you your self. PERIOD.

ABUSE: If at any time we feel you abusing what we offer - taking the piss,  act in an unreasonable manner - put others at deliberate risk or simply will not respond if and when asked to change your ways - and you continue acting like an asshole  you WILL be asked / instructed to leave and no refund offered.  We will be down on you - metaphorically speaking - like a ton on bricks.  Believe me , after what we have all just been through, any abuse - any bad attitude aimed at us - who are offering something of beauty,  we WILL respond and you WILL be told.

If this means contacting the police / local health authority - we will.

Apologies for this harsh manner, a very few 'entitled' people assume this does not apply to them  and we need guidelines in place .


Please, bring and present the best of yourself as we hope to offer in return. We all have bad / off days - understandale under the current circumstances - and I am sure much pain and hurt will accompany many after this strange lockdown period - and we are here to help relieve the tension and worry - but not at our expense.

We are all in this together.

We have all suffered in lockdown.

Business' are closing and many large corporate venues gone for good. If Hamilton Hall is to survive and continue, we rely on you for financial input as well as Health & Safety and where we expect you to use your COMMON SENSE in order to stay healthy.





If there is anything you feel we have missed  please let us know. Thank you.