We are very proud to announce that we have received a glowing report from our spot check inspection last week for our ‘Good to Go’ mark. The inspector from VisitEngland was very impressed with all the procedures and measures that we have implemented.
It has been a very difficult year for everyone and to receive recognition for all the hard work we have done to keep our staff and customers safe is very gratifying.
It has been an extremely hard year for everyone, and here at The Forbidden Corner we are committed to making sure our customers feel safe whilst visiting us. We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Good to Go’ mark from VisitEngland.
VisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector reopens.
The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place.
On Friday we had a very special visitor at The Forbidden Corner. The amazingly funny Johnny Vegas braved the strangest place in the world and survived! Such a lovely man and it was our pleasure to meet him.
To help us manage reopening in the current climate we have implemented several measures to make The Forbidden Corner safe for both our staff and visitors.
Below is a list of the measures we have put in place:
Reduced visitor capacity
Doors will be fastened open where possible
Keep left policy
A one-way system will be in place in key areas
Extra staff patrolling the gardens
Social distancing markings and signage in key areas
Hand sanitising stations
Reduced seating in the cafe
Takeout with additional seating available at the picnic area and ponds
aware due to limited capacity inside you may be asked to queue outside so
please ensure you dress for the weather including any unexpected changes.
also like to ask all visitors to respect any rules put in place and make sure you
do everything possible to help keep The Forbidden Corner a safe environment for
Please consider the following to help keep yourself and our staff safe:
all signs and floor markings
your group together and do not split up, children must be supervised
a safe distance from other guests
patient and understanding with our staff
DO NOT VISIT THE FORBIDDEN CORNER IF YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAVE SUSPECTED SYMPTONS OF COVID-19 OR ARE STILL IN THE GOVERNMENT ADVISED SELF ISOLATION PERIOD. If you have pre-paid tickets these can be changed to a different date.
The Forbidden Corner will no longer be opening as planned for the 1st April 2020.
Following the latest government advice and taking into account the safety of our staff and customers, we will be putting the start of our 2020 season on hold until a time when it’s safe to open. We ask that everyone please follow the restrictions the government has put in place, that way we can all get back to normality as soon as possible.
Anyone with prepaid tickets do not need to worry. We are offering either a full refund or the option to rearrange dates to any bookings during our closure. Our staff are unable to answer the phones at the moment so we ask that you contact us via email at [email protected] with your booking reference.
We will reassess our situation for bookings as more information becomes available and we have a better idea of when we might reopen. Please check our Facebook page or website www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk for updates on our reopening.
Everyone at The Forbidden Corner sends our very best wishes to you all and can not wait to welcome you back when we beat this.
The Forbidden Corner is still planning on opening for the 1st April. We are monitoring the situation closely and may still decide to close if we deem it necessary.
The safety of our staff and customers will always be at the forefront of any decisions we make. We have a supply of hand sanitiser available and are increasing our extensive daily cleaning routines to ensure all areas are disinfected thoroughly. We are making every available effort to minimize the risk of spread.
We ask anyone planning to visit us to use their best judgement and avoid visiting if they have had any contact or potential symptoms of the virus.
If we do need to close and you have prepaid tickets we will be offering full refunds or the option to rearrange dates.
Best wishes from everyone here at The Forbidden Corner, we will keep you informed as more information becomes available.