2022 COVID-19 Precautions

Please read all the information carefully BEFORE booking your retreat.

If you book a retreat we take that as your consent to abide by Taraloka's procedures.


Public Transport:

  • If you are coming by public transport please arrange to have someone available who can come and pick you up if you become unwell during the retreat.  Please do not book if this is not possible for you.


Lateral Flow Tests:

  • Please take a lateral flow test before leaving on the day you travel to Taraloka, and bring another with you to use on the second day of the retreat. (Unless you’re coming on a weekend retreat, in which case you won’t need the second test!)  If the test is positive, do not travel but let us know you are unable to attend, and remain at home and self-isolate. Lateral flow tests are available free of charge.  You can order them online or in England collect them at pharmacies. 


2022 Bookings:

January - March 2022 - we are taking bookings for a max of 20 people rather than Taraloka's normal of 32.

April - December 2022 - we are taking bookings as though the retreat centre will be running normally, and we will contact you before the start date of your retreat to confirm your place and the COVID precautions needed.  However, in these uncertain times we are unable to guarantee that we can run a fully booked retreat. If, in the unfortunate circumstances that we have to restrict the number of places, and you are one of the last to book, we may have to cancel your place. You will receive a full refund of your booking fee, and we will let you know this at least one month before the start date of your retreat.

Please note: booking fees are otherwise non-refundable under any circumstances.


Communal work

On retreats we live as a community and daily jobs of up to an hour a day are shared between everyone.  Everyone will be allocated the same daily job for the duration of the retreat. 

  • Please let us know if you are unable to participate in the work rota.  If retreats are running with full capacity we will be able to accommodate some people who are unable to participate. However if we need to restrict numbers due to COVID, we may not be able to offer this, due to the small retreatant numbers and extra cleaning workload. 
  • Please note that if you are unable to be on the community work rota we may need to cancel your place - you would in that instance of course get a full booking fee refund.   


Shared Bedrooms: 

  • Under normal circumstances, bedrooms are shared with 2 to 4 people in a room.  If you book a place via our website we take that as your consent to share a room, should COVID 19 government guidance and Taraloka's own risk assessment permit this.   

We have a limited number of single rooms allocated on a first-come first-served basis to those with specific health needs only.  Please contact the office to book single rooms - due to the high demand they are not bookable online. 


What other COVID 19 precautions will be necessary in 2022? 

We cannot yet know.  Here are the precautions we are following for current retreats.  We take COVID 19 very seriously, and Taraloka's retreats will be subject to whatever COVID-19 precautions are in force at the time that they run. 


We are very much looking forward to co-creating a held and welcoming space with you in warmth and friendship.

With love,

The Taraloka Team

Updated in August 2021