Updated Thursday 24 September 2020

We want everyone to enjoy their stay with us at The Headlands Hotel, and our priority is to ensure you to feel relaxed and as safe as possible. Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Tuesday 22 September, the following will be in place from Thursday 24th September 2020 until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns about your stay, please get in touch with us by telephone or email.

  • Outside of guest bedrooms, face coverings must be worn by everyone at all times except when seated in the dining room and bar.
  • You must wear a face covering if you get up to leave the dining room or bar.
  • QR Codes for the NHS Test & Trace App are available in the hotel entrance, reception, bar & dining room
  • Please use the hand gels that are provided at the hotel entrance, reception, dining room and in the bar.
  • Breakfast will be served to your table which means you can sit down, relax, remove your face covering and enjoy the start to your day.
  • Our bar will operate a table service and is open daily from 17:30 until 22:00 (Last orders will be served between 21:30 & 21:45).

We have been awarded the Visit England ‘We’re Good To Go’ and the AA ‘Covid-19 Confident marks. Acquiring these industry standard awards means that The Headlands Hotel has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

we're good to go COVID-19 confident

If you have a booking with us or are planning a stay, please ensure you read the following information carefully.

We have done everything we can to keep ourselves and our guests as safe as possible, however we cannot make any guarantees with regards to Covid-19, therefore by reading the following information and choosing to stay with us, this is your acknowledgement and acceptance that we cannot be held responsible for any issues related to Covid-19 that you may experience during or after your visit to Scarborough.

If you have any questions at all, you can use our contact page to get in touch with us directly.

Coronavirus Symptoms & Feeling Unwell

You should not travel to stay with us if you have been feeling unwell with any of the coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) during the last 14 days.

In line with UK Government advice if you feel have coronavirus symptoms, you must self isolate and get a test quickly as possible. If you self isolate here at the hotel to wait for a test, you will incur the full cost of the room for the duration of your stay if it exceeds your original booking.

You must ensure you have a plan and means of transport home should you need to check out and leave quickly. We will offer a refund for any nights that are remaining on a stay if you do have to leave early due to coronavirus.

Social Distancing & Face Coverings

You must follow the latest UK Government Social Distancing & Face Coverings Guidance when staying with us and we expect everyone to show respect to each other when using our public areas such as the hallways, dining room and the bar. Face coverings must be worn at all times outside of your bedroom until you are seated in the dining room or bar or you are outside. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, please let us know when you check in and we can make a note of this.

Cleaning & Hygiene

Everybody must use the hand gel available we have provided at the main front door as you come in and out of the hotel. There are additional hand gel dispensers available at reception, in the dining room and in the bar and all guest rooms have antibacterial hand wash in the bathroom. NHS guide on how to wash hands.

Extra cleaning and disinfecting measures are in place across all rooms and public spaces to keep everything clean and safe.

Guest Check In & Check Out

Check In is from 15:00 and we are unfortunately unable to accept early arrivals or access to the hotel before this time. We will take full payment for your room when you Check In leaving you free to Check Out by 11:00 without having to wait or queue. Please drop your room key in the basket at Reception which will then indicate to us you have left and your room is ready for cleaning.

Guest Rooms & Services

Our rooms will still have bedding and towels, however, they will look a little different because we have removed items such as toiletries, soft cushions, bedspreads, magazines, visitor guides and information packs. Items such as spare blankets, which, along with toiletries, extra teas / coffees / milks are always available on request.

We will not access or service your room during your stay, but if you need anything at all, you just need to speak to Steve & Karen who will be more than happy to help you. We will discuss this in more detail when you check in.

Breakfast, Dining & Bar

To support social distancing breakfast is served over two sittings (08:30 & 09:30) in our spacious dining and ask for your flexibility when we allocate breakfast sittings as we may not be able to get everyone seated at their preferred sitting.

Our spacious and fully licensed bar (including outside seating) will be open every day from 17:30 to 22:00.

Restaurants in Scarborough will be operating at lower capacity and shorter opening times, so if you are planning to eat out, we would advise you to plan ahead and make a reservation as soon as you can.