Updated 30th April 2022

Keeping our customers and staff safe and well is our number one priority during the pandemic – we have all the necessary procedures and changes in place to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit. 

All of our activities have been risk-assessed for Covid-19, and thanks to to fact that all take place outdoors the vast majority are able to continue with only minor changes to hygiene and sanitising practices.

We want everyone who visits us to feel safe and comfortable during their visit. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Residential Visits

Wiston Lodge is open for residential and day visits as normal.

We are remaining cautious and advising on a group-by-group basis based on the make-up of the group and their requirements how many people they can have sharing sleeping spaces. As such, maximum capacities for our sleeping accommodation is as follows:

Main House

Up to 45 people across 9 bedrooms


Up to 18 people across 6 bedrooms (3 cabins)


Up to 100 people

Whilst no longer the law, we will continue to recommend that group participants observe 1m distancing whilst indoors, and also wear masks whilst moving around the main house.

Where possible we are encouraging groups to gather outdoors if the weather allows. Whilst indoors, every room will have windows open and doors open to allow for ventilation. As we move into winter we appreciate this may mean colder indoor spaces, so group organisers will be advised to ask participants to bring plenty of warm clothes.

Day Visits & Activities

Day visits are continuing as normal, whether for activities or use of our facilities for training. Activity groups are back to pre-covid size with a maximum of 12 participants per instructor. 

Increased hygiene practices in line with our Risk Assessments is ongoing on outdoor safety equipment, and regular hand sanitising during activities is encouraged

groups of 12 for activities

additional hygiene measures continue

catering & refreshments available

Risk Assessments and Standard Operating Procedures

COVID RA’s and SOPS are in place to support the enhanced hygiene and physical distancing requirements. These measures are under constant review and it remains the responsibility of all staff members to not only maintain awareness as to updates, and to enforce the parameters outlined in this documentation with staff and guests alike.

The documents are designed to support Scottish Government’s “FACTS” protective measures and cover the following control measures.

  • Physical Distancing
  • Enhanced Cleaning Arrangements
  • Guidance on the provision and use of PPE equipment.
  • Guidance on the provision of facilities to aid personal hygiene including, to handwashing. alcohol gel etc.
  • Measures such as contact/visitors log to support in line with Scottish Government Test and Protect COVID-19 guidance
  • Clear signage and communication to groups/individuals, inside, outside and offsite.
  • Clear guidance as to the course of action required should any individual(s) display symptoms of COVID 19.