Polkirt Hill Mevagissey Cornwall PL26 6UX
Covid-19 Latest & update 2021

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Covid-19 Latest & update 2021

Dear Guests,

Skysail  is looking forward to welcoming you in 2021,    Visit Cornwall has an on-going updated list of attractions that are open and will tell you how to book, mostly on-line and with timed entry.

Since 19th of July, many more attractions have opened and like most places masks, distancing and Covid-19 precautions are still very much being observed.  We are still operating our Covid-19 regime at Skysail.

You will receive a welcome pack on arrival that contains all your consumables, this limits contact with the items in the house to just one person.  We will leave you some fresh milk.  We also are supplying sanitizer alcohol gel at the entrance.  We have an enhanced cleaning regime for Covid-19 which includes the use of approved Sanitisers.

We have a symptom checker at the house and guidelines to follow in case you have any Covid-19 signs whilst at Skysail.

Good to go is a Visit Britain standard designed to give assurances to visitors that the premises which have been Self-Assessed are of a standard which complies to Government Guidelines on Covid-19 with respective national guidance, including social distancing and cleanliness protocols which have been implemented at Skysail. In England, the business aligns  with the UK Government’s official guidance for the sector including ‘Working Safely during COVID-19: Visitor Economy’. It is an ‘alert’ system ensuring that Skysail is signed-up to the standard,  Skysail and its house-keeping and visitors alike will be notified appropriately if there are changes to the official guidance. Random spot-checks are taking place to ensure this business is adhering to the guidance.

HM Gov have decided all hospitality businesses have to display QR codes for customers/guests to scan, to work with the track and trace app on your mobile phone. This is located at Skysail.

We thank you for taking ongoing Covid-19 care at Skysail and for using and adhering to the high standards we maintain.

Hand Sanitizer is provided at this house and additional cleaning regimes have been put into place to keep you safe.  We also have clear guidelines at the house for your continued Safety.     A certificate is available at the house for inspection.

Mevagissey coped well prior to the lockdown and restaurants were offering meals and takeaways and some additional lovely fayre as the entrepreneurship of the shops ensured that you could buy local.  Moores offer just about every type of fresh item from veg, cream, fruit, cakes, butter, meat and much more including many deli items.

The Post office caters for all your general needs including magazines and newspapers, there is the bakery and the pasty shop and fish and chips (of course),  to name but a few.   All the shops are located right in the middle of Mevagissey.   Lobbs farm shop, typical fresh produce but fantastic meat, is at the entrance to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and you can go there without visiting the gardens if you wish.

Many pubs and food outlets  continue to offer takeaways, this includes:
The Fountain Inn and Alvorada.
**We very much recommend you book your restaurants up to 6 weeks ahead of your holiday to ensure tables.
Outdoor eating/seating:
  • The Wheelhouse is open with outdoor seating all day with lunch and dinner menu.
  • The Ship at Pentewan which has good food has ample outside seating.
  • Polgooth Inn  Well recommended lots outside seating open 7 days a week.  (Polgooth Inn, Ricketts Lane, Polgooth, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7DA 01726 74089
  • The Shack at Pentewan – great for lunch snacks is open all open air seating.
  • There is a facebook page called Mevagissey Area Food Food Outlets which allows food outlets to post updates which is quite useful.
  • The fountain has now outdoor seating in the street.

Building work has resumed next door and they had hoped to complete by the end of July this is now delayed until Christmas, however the house has no direct overlooking windows except for the dining room and so we hope you will not be disturbed.

I hope you are keeping well and safe and we are very much looking forward to seeing you.


Take a look at the harbour from the Mevagissey harbour webcam here

Kind regards,

Laura Wood


Laura Wood


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