Coronavirus (covid-19) and Gaia House

Last updated 1 April 2022

Our response to covid-19

As our main concern is to look after our whole community (residential and non-residential working community, and our retreatants) and the nature of Gaia House means sharing communal spaces, we have decided to continue with some of the recommendations that we have found supportive in maintaining our retreat environment.

We continue to remain flexible and will review our requirements as the year and the covid-19 situation progresses.  We thank you and appreciate your understanding and support of these requirements.

Prior to your retreat, we will send some more information about what to expect whilst at Gaia House. We hope you find the following information useful as well. Please use it as a guide, which we hope will help answer any questions you might have prior to registering for your retreat.

Once in the house

  • When moving around the house, unless you are exempt, we encourage you to wear a face-covering, particularly in the dining room queue and whilst working alongside others. Once you are sitting down, you may remove face-coverings.
  • The Meditation Hall will be ventilated by having the windows open during the retreat. Please therefore ensure you pack warm clothing.
  • If you have covid-19 symptoms or test positive during your retreat, you will be asked to isolate irrespective of vaccine status. You will be able to stay in isolation for a limited period in the house and will be asked to continue your isolation away from Gaia House. Government rules now allow the use of public transport when testing positive and we can provide a taxi service to the nearest station.

Cancellation terms and conditions

If you find it necessary to cancel your booking due to a positive test result in advance of your retreat, a full refund will be available. Please note this does not include any travel costs you may have incurred. In all other circumstances, our standard cancellation terms and conditions apply.


Thank you for your help in co-creating as supportive and safe a retreat environment as possible.