The Atlantic Lodge and Dún Laoghaire SUP School will be closed for all activities and accommodation temporarily, as per the Government directive and in the interest of protecting the health of our staff, their families, our guests, our suppliers and our local community.  

We plan to reopen all elements of the company on the 20th July in accordance with Phase 4 of Ireland’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. We will review the context and official guidelines regularly and update as the situation evolves – meaning everything is continually open to review and rescheduling.

Once we do open we will be reintroducing our Adventure Weekends, surf and kitesurfing schools at the lodge, along with all activities at the Dún Laoghaire SUP school, but on a slightly smaller scale so we can remain in line with social and physical distancing guidelines.

We’ll also be introducing remote working / staycation elements to the Atlantic lodge to be more in line with what’s relevant to people during this time, we will be releasing a new page on the website about that in the coming weeks. 

For those of you who do hold existing bookings made prior to May 18th for adventure weekends or other events at the lodge or SUP school we’ll be in contact with you individually with your options about cancellations and rescheduling.

For any bookings made from the 18th of May onwards we will be waiving cancellation and rescheduling fees in light of the current constantly changing situation. We hope with our being flexible on this will help you accept that dates for this year’s events may be subject to change.

For the safety and protection of our guests. clients and employees in relation to Covid-19, we have implemented additional precautionary measures to take every action possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

We would ask that any customers experiencing flu-like symptoms or sickness or have been in contact with a confirmed case to please postpone their visit to a later date.  

This information has been developed based on HSE and World Health Organisation Draft Guidelines and does not constitute legal advice and is purely for guidance.

The following actions are being taken by our team as part of a coordinated response:

  • Regular review of the HSE and WHO guidelines. HSE guidelines and posters are displayed throughout the hotel and SUP school. Guidelines have been circulated to all employees.
  • A Covid-19 Manager has been appointed to implement and enforce guidelines in both the Atlantic Lodge and Dún Laoghaire SUP school.
  • Increased staff numbers on site for all events to facilitate smaller groups during activities and ensure implementation of increased sanitation measures.
  • Hand Sanitiser units have been put in place at all entry points, reception, and throughout all common areas.
  • We will be continuing our policy of washing and disinfecting all wetsuits and accessories after every session. We will also be disinfecting all other equipment (Stand up Paddleboards, paddles, surfboards, kitesurfing bars etc) after every session  
  • Reducing the number of guests staying on site at the Atlantic Lodge or partaking in any activities in the lodge or Dún Laoghaire.
  • Hourly sanitisation of identified common touch points of all public areas.
  • Accommodation teams at the lodge are doing a deep clean and full sanitisation of all guest rooms with extra time being assigned per room to allow for common touch areas to be disinfected.
  • Hot tubs at the Lodge are closed as a precautionary measure.

For some more information on all this – below you’ll find a link to the HSE guidelines we’ll be following: 

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself.html

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this, if you have any questions in relation to any of the above don’t hesitate to email or call us on the following address and phone number. 

Kris and the BigStyle Team 

Info@bigstyle.ie 

+353 89 4069432 

Big Style Atlantic Lodge Covid-19 Response & Operations

PLEASE NOTE:

The below operations plan was developed for the initial 2020 outbreak of Covid-19 – This is subject to change and can be amended to fall in with HSE Health & Safety plans for the outbreak of Covid-19 once more information is made available for 2021.

The document is designed to ensure that our guests follow the procedures that we have put in place by management to ensure the safety of both customers and staff.

All guests coming to stay must sign this waiver.


We ask all customers to consider the below advice on how to protect yourself from Covid-19 infection:

Wash & Sanitise hands:

1. Before and after eating or drinking.

2. After going to the toilet, nose blowing, sneezing or coughing.

3. After cleaning procedures, handling waste and waste bins.

4. After handling contaminated (dirty) items.

5. Whenever hands become visibly dirty.

6. If in contact with a sick person, especially those with respiratory symptoms

· Cover mouth when coughing and sneezing:

· Cover nose and mouth with disposable tissues – if you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your arm or sleeve (not hand).

7. Place used tissues into a sealed bin.


We ask all customers to read the below questions in the days prior to arriving – If you answer YES to any of the below questions please contact us immediately and we can discuss booking options as per our updated cancellation policy regarding Covid-19.

1. Do you have symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu like symptoms now or in the past 14 days?

2. Have you been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?

3. Are you a close contact of a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes altogether in 1 day)?

4. Have you been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?

5. Have you been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time?


Lodge Procedures in Place:

  • Wetsuit Areas – There will be pre-set area for hanging wetsuits so we ask customers to please hang them after use in order to make sure you have the same suit all weekend.
  • Greeting of guests – Staff will not be greeting with hand gestures and practicing social distancing measures – Please do not take offence.
  • Welcome Packages – We will be providing blankets for the fireside or chilling out, yoga mats, etc in each room for each person and we ask that you please keep them for the weekend as they have been numbered for each room – All have been disinfected before arrival.
  • Sanitising points – We will have hand sanitising points and reminders throughout the building.
  • Check in & out – Room keys are disinfected and left in your door for your arrival. Please leave your key in the designated check out box at reception on departure and ensure that all belongings are removed on check-out.
  • Pre-Seated area’s – Dependent on the weekend and group sizes we ask that you please do not take offence if a floor manager designates an area for your group on the weekend.
  • Tea/Coffee/Water stations/fridges – We will provide public stations for this and we ask that you use wipes that will be provided to disinfect after use.
  • Water Bottles & Keep Cups – We kindly ask customers to bring water bottles/keep cups where possible as to cut down on the use of cups/glasses etc which can contribute to cross contamination. We will be providing Tea/Coffee and water stations for refills etc – Glasses and cups can be provided but this is also good for the environment 🙂
  • Shower Gel/Shampoo – As per Failte Ireland safety guidelines we are advised not to provide these in rooms any longer so we encourage guests to bring their own and we will also be able to provide some at reception if you cannot.
  • Board Games – We will some board games available on request that don’t use cards so it means we can sanitise them but please feel free to bring games or a deck of cards or other games like cards against humanity etc if you feel like it.
  • Covid Officer – You will be provided with a contact number for the Covid officer on duty if you have any concerns or want to report symptoms confidentially so we can enact our Covid response plan – Any contact will be treated with confidentially – 0867166226.
  • Social Distancing – We ask all guests to respect each others boundaries. Please feel free to contact the Covid manager as above regarding any issues.
  • Covid Response – If you are or any member of the group are experiencing symptoms while at the Big Style Atlantic Lodge we ask you to stay in your room and contact the Covid Officer immediately so we can enact our Covid Response Plan.
  • P.Dan’s Pub – The pub is operated individually to Big Style and will be operating so we ask you kindly follow their Covid-19 polices and direction and to also respect the locals boundaries in regard to social distancing.