Covid Secure Policy Statement 14th September 2020, Updated 25th November 2020
Please be assured Donahey’s number one priority is our guest’s, performers and team safety, and to this end we will always be following the latest UK government guidelines and regulations.
As a team we are working with our excellent partner Resort Hotels and Strictly Stars towards delivering you fabulous and safe Dancing With The Stars Weekend next March and April 2021.
Hotel chains such as Warner Breaks & TLH Leisure, plus UK Leisure Break providers such as GN Holiday’s are all continuing to successfully provide their ‘Entertainment Leisure Breaks’ – both in a socially distanced manner and in line with current UK government guidelines.
It is also expected by March and April 2021 that Theatres and live performance events will be taking place with additional and sensible social distancing safety measures in place.
All our guests will be required to confirm their good health, absence of any symptoms of Covid-19 and that any recent international travel conforms with UK quarantine guidelines, as a condition of their visit. All guests must follow the advice of the UK government. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Social distance policies and additional safety measures will be put in place by both Donahey’s and our Resort Hotels to ensure the safety and well-being of all our guests, performers and team.
You can view each of our Resort Hotels latest Covid-19 safety measures & policies here;
We will keep in touch with all our guests to keep you fully informed of the progress we are making and the enhanced safety measures that Donahey’s and our Resort Hotels will have in place.
Please bear with us as we try to balance and implement the ever changing guidance and regulations, with our desire to provide a warm and friendly welcome to all of you who have chosen to join us.
What if I can’t attend due to Covid and the Weekend Break goes ahead?
Donahey’s are organising a Weekend Leisure Break with limited places available, plus due to social distancing requirements we have even fewer places available.
To maintain the commercial viability of running our Weekend Breaks with the Strictly Stars and the huge costs associated with putting on these breaks, unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or postponement if guests become unable to travel due to Covid-19 and the Weekend Break is still able to go ahead under national & local guidelines. This would be a matter for guests personal Travel Insurance.
Unfortunately we would be unable to replace your booking at such short notice. At 10-weeks prior bedrooms are directly contracted with the Resort Hotel and paid for in full on your behalf, which is our contractual obligation to the Resort Hotels.
The good news is Covid Protection Personal Travel Insurance policies to cover this are available at relatively low cost.
Comprehensive UK Travel Insurance which includes additional Covid-19 protection can be found from just £27 per couple with 5* DEFAQT rated LV.
StaySure, AA & CoverForYou also offer similar extensive policies. Donahey’s recommends an online search or call to your preferred Travel Insurance provider to discuss your requirements and confirm you are happy with the inclusive Covid cover they offer.
Examples would include but are not limited too; A Positive Covid Test, Feeling Unwell, Covid Symptoms, Local travel restrictions, Quarantine restrictions and Self Isolation requirements;
In line with most UK holiday operators, Donahey’s strongly recommends taking out UK Travel Insurance which covers cancellation due to Covid-19.
For such a low available price and your added peace of mind, we strongly advise taking out this protection. Many holiday operators are offering this enhanced Covid Protection cover as an add-on price, unfortunately Donahey’s is not licenced to sell Insurance Policies and are therefore unable to offer this additional paid for cover, our apologies.
What if your Dancing With The Stars Weekend cannot go ahead?
Should one of our 2021 Dancing With The Stars Weekends be postponed due to local or national Covid-19 restrictions, we will offer you a no cost transfer to the following years Dancing With The Stars Weekend at the same venue, over the same weekend.
Or you may choose to switch to a different weekend or venue the following year – the choice is yours.
Alternatively, if the postponed dates don’t work for you we will offer you a full & immediate refund less a small booking fee towards the direct costs incurred with your booking.
We would of course love you to continue to enjoy looking forward to spending a weekend with the Strictly Stars, so all 2022 supplier cost increases will be absorbed on postponed bookings.