It's been a crazy couple of years, so we want to inspire people as you read more about covid-19 protocols:
Experienced too much lock down?
Wondering why this pandemic happened? You're not alone.
Thinking about 'the good old days'?
"Pretty wild how we used to eat cake after someone had blown on it" from A-day-in-the-life-of-Annie
"Sometimes I'm wondering if all this is happening because I didn't forward that email to 10 people?" from
Covid-19 health orders in NSW have changed greatly but we want to make our retreats as safe as possible for everyone:
-The 2 square metres per person no longer applies.
-Our retreats will accept everyone. As a result some social distancing will be required,
-Masks are no longer mandatory but may be required at some retreats,
-If you are vulnerable due to age or health conditions we want to make it safe for you, so let us know and we will introduce mask wearing and distancing when in a group,
-We recommend if anyone vulnerable is staying over, that you book a cabin for your exclusive use,
-Isolation is still required in NSW if you are a close contact, have a positive test or just returned from overseas (see the "Covid-19 Test & Isolate National Protocols" at the bottom of this page or via the link).
We look forward to being to welcome you to Fosterton Retreat soon,
Bronwyn & Max.
Fosterton Retreat wants to be a covid-19 safe business.
To understand more about covid safety watch "Coronavirus video- Help Stop the Spread." https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/coronavirus-video-help-stop-the-spread
There is no evidence that covid-19 spreads through recreational swimming but be aware of distancing rules https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/safe-swimming-week/feature.html
If you are unwell DO NOT come to Fosterton Retreat-. Remember covid-19 symptoms include:
fever (37.5 ° or higher)
shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
loss of taste
loss of smell, for more reported symptoms
The NSW government requires people to get tested and isolate until a negative test is returned. Find a testing clinic near you, or use a RAT if you can.
If you are already on the property when symptoms appear, please let us know so you can be isolated and arrangements made for testing. Where you isolate to will depend on who is already on the property,
As always, clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand rub and don't touch your eyes, mouth, or nose. Hand soap is provided.
During cleaning all frequently touched surfaces are cleaned as well as wiped down with a disinfectant.
While it seems it is not the main method of infection, research suggests the virus which causes covid-19 may last from hours to days. So we clean surfaces and leave a 24 hour window between bookings to allow a quarantine period.
It can only transfer from a surface into the body when a person touches the surface with the virus & then touches their mouth or nose. So be mindful of what you do with your hands & continue with that great handwashing.
Our cleaner has been given covid-19 information and if they get unwell someone else covers the cleaning.
If anyone who has been at Fosterton Retreat tests positive to Covid-19 within 28 days of your visit, you will be informed when we are informed.
Tissues and disposal receptacles,
Please note: "If hands are visibly dirty, soap and water should be chosen over hand sanitizer", see The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention:
Hand sanitizer at the doors to use before entering our accommodation.
Handwash, body soap, water, hand towels, surface cleaner and paper towel are provided inside.
If any of our cleaners are unwell they have been informed not to attend Fosterton Retreat and to get tested for covid-19, isolating until a negative test is returned,
And if we are unwell we will either not attend Fosterton Retreat or if on the premises isolate. In both cases we will get tested and continue to isolate as per the current health orders in NSW.
See symptoms above or click here for all reported symptoms.
Downloaded 28 February 2022, from https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2022/01/covid-19-test-isolate-national-protocols_1.pdf