Our Angus Assured Clean & Safe Commitment

Dear Valued Guests,

At the Angus Hotel, we know a break to Blairgowrie is an opportunity for you to escape from the hustle of everyday life. We want you to still feel you are leaving it all behind for a while, whilst you take advantage of the Perthshire clean air, and a local welcome.

We are committed to staying true to our heritage, and that all-Important highland welcome. You can be assured that our aim is that you will always get the best out of your break with us.

You will see from the information, that we have created our own assurance program to keep everyone clean and safe. Like all hotels, we have had to apply changes in the way that we operate whilst we do our bit to minimise the risk from Coronavirus.  These changes are essential, and some are legislative, and they are there to protect you, our people, our environment and our local community.

If you have any questions, then we would be happy to hear from you at stay@theangushotel.com.

In the meantime, I look forward to welcoming you to the Angus Hotel very soon.

Warmest regards

Brian Robinson
Hotel General Manager

We’re good to go!

Our Clean and Safe practices are all self-assured at The Angus Hotel
We have managed all the risks in the hotel and VisitScotland have awarded us the UK accreditation “We’re Good to Go” for the systems and procedures we have put in place.

This initiative is a self-certification scheme by Visit England and the other three agencies across the UK, and specifically VisitScotland for the Scottish tourism sector. The accreditation is directly linked to national and sector specific public health and safety guidelines. For more information click here.

Dear Guest

We are delighted to remain open and welcome you over the next 16 days with the new restrictions in place. Even with the restrictions, we know you can create new Autumn Break moments with us. We want to assure you that over the next 16 days we have a few things up our sleeve that you can look forward too.

  • We are already serving great food at Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Afternoon Teas will have a 0% Alcohol Autumn Fruit Punch from Saturday the 10th October, with wee bottle of wine as a giveaway for your room instead.
  • There will be a mini mocktail list for an aperitif before dinner.
  • We have non alcoholic beer on offer.
  • You can BYOB for your room says the govt Q&A website. We are happy to supply the glasses and ice.
  • We are really lucky to have the outdoor terrace space, so we are intending to serve Al Fresco where we can, and the legislation allows us to serve alcohol outside. Feel free to bring your woollies and a Tartan Throw if you fancy a chilly wee tipple and bite outside, food is only until 6pm. We can serve drinks until 10pm outside.
  • Table service in the main for all food and drinks, and only the hot breakfast is different and served to you by Chef at the hot pass.
  • We need to close our restaurant indoors at 10pm each evening, however you may stay in the lounge if you wish.
  • The pool is open with extended hours.
  • The Treatment Room is opening from the 19th of October for that extra bit of pampering – you will be able to book online soon! Please check social media for updates.
  • We will be trialing a Quiz night on Saturdays
  • You may want to bring a book or some domino’s with you as our lounge is quiet and relaxing, and a nice place to spend a few hours.
  • The local area offers bundles of things to do!

We do ask that you bear with us over this challenging time! With an ever changing landscape, we are truly doing our best for you!

So, with the unrestricted travel conditions to Perthshire, a warm welcome awaiting you from the team, lots of outdoor space, and the good weather forecast, we know you will have an awesome time!

With best wishes,

Brian Robinson
General Manager
  • We have sanitation points at the main reception, in the Bay Tree Restaurant and Bar.
  • The public loos must be used by only one person, or those in a bubble. The loos have signs to remind guests of the safe distance measures in place. When in use, please wait outside. We have enhanced cleaning in place through the day. There is use of plenty handwash and a hand dryer. There is disposable baby changing mats and wipes available for use, for those with young families.
  • We have regular cleaning throughout the day on all hard surfaces such as handrails, tables, door handles, door locks and lifts.
  • The lift should be only one person or a family bubble at any one given time.
  • Our Leisure Club will remain closed until the provisional date of the 31st August.
  • Rooms will only be serviced from 4 nights or more. No servicing will occur for stays less than 3 nights.
  • Bedding will only be changed every 5th day.
  • We provide a bag for the housekeeper to collect used towels.
  • The housekeeper will enter the room daily wearing PPE to remove used towels.
  • Clean towels are available at reception.
  • We carry a stock of tea and coffee amenities at reception.
  • Deep clean will be undertaken and in-room crockery will be sanitised through the dishwasher after each checkout.
  • Advance Booking Online
    The most important change that we have made, is to add a simple online booking process for members and guests. Every time you wish to come for a swim, then there is a slot allocated for you and must pre-book your swim session in advance of your visit. We have implemented this process to ensure that we maintain social distancing at all times. You can book your first swim from the link below, or we have added a book online function to the hotel website here.
  • Pool areas
    The chlorine in the pool acts a fantastic protector against the virus, we ask that you swim clockwise around the pool keeping your safe distance of 2 meters from any other swimmers, and that you keep moving at all times.  Our whirlpool will be open a max of two people. Our sauna will be out of operation for the time being, and we will advise when back in action.
  • Safe Distancing
    We ask that you maintain the safe distancing in all areas within the club area where possible. We have restricted the number of members and guests that may enter. However, as we are in this together, there is shared responsibility, and we need you to ensure the distance measures are in play at all times.
  • Wearing face coverings
    On arrival at the health club, we would ask that all members wear a face mask on entrance and into the changing areas, we understand it is unpractical to use masks on poolside. Please take extra care to maintain the 2-meter distancing.
  • Use of the showers
    The showers on poolside area are a 1m distance zone, so we ask that only one member or guest uses the showers at any one given time. There will be signage to support our shared efforts.
  • Changing areas
    Our team will monitor the changing areas more often, and we will leave disinfectant wipes for wiping down the lockers, and we ask that you use the hand sanitiser on entering and departing the changing rooms. The cubicles offer a safe barrier between others, however when in the communal area of the changing area, we ask that there is only one person at a time, or two from the same household. The area will be labelled with appropriate signage.
  • Cleaning stations
    Will be located around the pool and club areas, members and guests are required to use the approved cleaning products, wipes and disposable roll, to sanitise touch points after use.
  • We ask all our guests, visitors and employees to wear a face covering when moving around the hotel. When seated at a table dining or having a drink in the bar, the face covering can be removed.
  • We sanitise the tables in the restaurant and bar before and after each guest.
  • We take reservations for dining to ensure we keep to the 1 metre safe distancing.
  • We have antibacterial wipes for any self-service items which you can use.
  • The cutlery is wrapped with a napkin and placed on the table by a member of the food service team when you order.
  • Condiments are cleaned after each use, then brought to your table. Sauces are all individually wrapped
  • Bar service is table service only and you will be asked to take a seat, there is no provision for standing at the bar.
  • There is no buffet service currently
  • Continental breakfast, tea and coffee and condiments are served to you at your table.
  • Hot breakfast is served to you by the chef from the open kitchen.
  • All employees and management wear face coverings
  • Our Kitchen Brigade and Housekeeping Team wear aprons, and rubber globes
  • All team members have had COVID training for their respective areas of work
  • Every member is trained on how to help a guest or colleague if they feel unwell
  • We have additional clean procedures and regular sanitisation in all our areas back of house which includes kitchen, storerooms, laundry and all employee areas
  • We operate using a sustainable cleaning products by company called Diversy. The products have disinfectant for safety still protecting the environment.
  • Evening meals are plated, there is no self service.
  • Hot breakfast is served by the chef at the buffet station, tea, coffee and continental is served to guests at the table.
  • There is no live evening entertainment, only light background music.
  • Rooms are serviced for stays over 4 nights or more.
  • Housekeeping will collect used towels in bags provided daily.
  • Extra towels, loo rolls and in-room provisions are available at reception.
  • No more than two households with a maximum of 6 at anyone table.
  • Contactless and card payment is our preferred method, our card machines will be regularly sanitised.
  • All visitors, non-residents over the age of 5 years, and all contractors entering the hotel are required to register their details at reception for the NHS Scotland Test and Protect programme.
  • Where guests are attending as a small household group, the lead contact details will be sufficient.
  • For the track and trace the details we will take is your name, mobile number or email address and date and time of visit. For more details on the NHS Scotland Test and Protect programme can be found here https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-test-and-protect/
  • The purpose for which we are processing your personal data is to assist with NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect strategy in relation to the coronavirus public health epidemic. This will involve the gathering and, when necessary, the sharing of information with NHS Scotland as the responsible body for Test and Protect. Your data will not be used for any other purpose.
  • Your personal data will be retained only for the purposes stated in this privacy notice and will be held by us for no more than 3 weeks (21 days). All personal data will be held and disposed of in a safe and secure manner.
  • A maximum of six people can meet together from a maximum of 2 households within the hotel. Children under the age of twelve from these households are exempt to the 6 person limit.
  • Track and Trace forms are at reception for non-resident visitors, and one should be completed for each household.
  • The BayTree Bar and Restaurant will close at 10pm each evening. Non-residents will have to leave the hotel at this time.