Our latest Coronavirus statements

 Tues 12 May

Painshill is CLOSED

The latest government announcement, detailing the next phase of managing the Covid-19 pandemic, does NOT allow ticketed attractions to open. We are very eager to welcome people back to Painshill, but will only do so when we have permission. The safely of our visitors, staff and volunteers always comes first.

We are currently planning and putting into place strict social distancing measures so that, when we can, we will be able to open safely.

Re-opening Painshill is likely to happen in stages with potentially some members-only days before ticketed entry. If you are a member and don’t get members emails from us please don’t hesitate to check your address and permissions with us by emailing membership@painshill.co.uk.

When we re-open emails will go out to everyone with details about tickets and how we will keep you safe on your visit. You can sign up to our mailing list here

In the meantime, thank you for your patience whilst we remain closed and monitor government updates. We miss you all and have been so heart warmed by your comments and support. We continue to need any help you can give us.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP PAINSHILL 

Tues 24 Mar

Painshill is CLOSED

Following the Prime Minister’s address on Monday 23 March, Painshill will be CLOSED for at least 3 weeks.

It is with great regret that we have had to make this decision but in light of the latest government guidelines it is our only option. We remain dedicated to putting the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers first.

We encourage everyone we know to take their daily exercise outside (whilst adhering to strict social distancing). Never has it been clearer to us that people need outdoor places for their mental and physical well-being. We would like to thank everyone who sent messages of support, donations and offers to volunteer while we tried to stay open.

As many of you will know, Painshill is a small independent charity that cannot exist without income from membership, ticket admission, shop/tea room sales and donations. As we close our tills and ticket barriers please consider giving us your support. You can donate to Painshill Park Trust here.

We urge all members to keep up their membership direct debits or renewals. We will be extending all memberships by the same length of time we are closed. Your support has never been needed more than it is now. While we understand that a place you love is closed, know that you are helping us ensure it survives this crisis.

Thank you again for support during these horrible times, please stay safe, take care and we look forward to seeing you back at Painshill once we have got through this.

Please direct any enquiries to info@painshill.co.uk as we cannot man the phones at this time.

 

Mon 23 Mar

Painshill remains open – Tea Room serving takeaway only

Painshill remains committed to monitoring the Coronavirus situation and bringing you regular updates on our response.

We believe that access to open spaces is extremely important for our wellbeing in these unprecedented times. Therefore we hope to keep the Painshill landscape open for now.

We are confident that social distancing can be maintained in our 158 acre landscape. However, as of this morning Monday 23 March, new measures have been put in place around the Tea Room and Gift Shop.

The new measures include:

  • A fast entry point for members and those with pre-booked tickets. Please do not hand your membership card over but hold it up for the Painshill staff.
  • A new exit past the Education Centre (signs will guide you) to ensure those entering and exiting do not pass other.
  • Spacing points for people to stand on in case there are queues.

This are in addition to precautions already in place:

  • Tea Room seating is closed. Take away food is available as well as hot and cold drinks.
  • All events are cancelled until the end of April.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser available when arriving at Painshill
  • We ask that all visitors pay on a contactless card rather than handing over cash
  • If you are feeling unwell we kindly ask you do not come to Painshill

For the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers please follow these procedures. Please keep at least 2 metres away from people you do not live with. Painshill can only continue to open if all visitors follow these guidelines. We will shut the site if we feel we need to.

Thank you to everyone for their support, understanding and patience in these ever-changing times. Please keep an eye on our website for opening times and updates.

 

Sat 21 Mar

Painshill remains open. The Tea Room will be serving takeaway only.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Friday 20 March Mr Hamilton’s Tea Room will be serving takeaway food only until further notice. We will not be taking Afternoon Tea bookings.

Takeaway food will be served should you wish to purchase a picnic to take out into the landscape. Hot and cold drinks will be available.

We believe that access to open spaces is extremely important for our wellbeing in these unprecedented times. Therefore the Painshill landscape remains open at this time.

We ask all visitors continue with the precautions put in place. Please use the hand sanitiser available outside the building, pay on a contactless card where possible and exercise social distancing.

Please note this is an ever changing situation and our plans are subject to change. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

 

Wed 18 Mar

 Painshill remains open

Whilst the uncertainty of coronavirus continues, we would like to update you on how we are dealing with the crisis.

We all know that the coming weeks and months are going to be extremely difficult for all of us. Our main priority is keeping staff, volunteers and visitors safe. That is why, this week, we have made a number of changes.

Taking into account the latest Government health advice, we ask that everyone who is feeling unwell to stay safe at home. We do, however, believe that access to open spaces is extremely important for our wellbeing in these unprecedented times.

With this in mind, we hope to stay open for as long as possible.

We ask all visitors to wash their hands thoroughly and as often as possible while at Painshill. Hand sanitisers will be available before you enter any building. We also ask that all visitors pay on a contactless card rather than handing over cash. We hope that, over our 158-acre site, visitors will be able to exercise social distancing and ask people to leave space between themselves and other visitors.

We have added more deep cleans to our routine and staff will be disinfecting contact points like door handles frequently.

For the time being, our on-site Tea Room is still open should you wish to visit it. We have increased the spacing between tables and we encourage more people to sit outside as the weather gets better.

We have however taken the decision to cancel all events until the end of April. We will be contacting everyone with tickets soon and we will be rescheduling as much as possible.

As many of you will know, we have already been hit with flooding and storms twice recently. Now, faced with an unknown financial hole, we urge people continue with their precious support – by visiting us, making a donation or renewing their membership. At the moment, for our charity, every pound really will count.

Behind the scenes, we will be continuing to preserve the gardens and our buildings in the hope that we can protect Painshill for current and future generations.

We expect that up to 70% of our volunteers will need to self isolate and some staff are working from home. Please have patience if things take longer than normal. We are looking for volunteers at this time. If you feel you can help please get in touch.

Please note this is an ever changing situation and our plans are subject to change. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates.

 

Tues 17 Mar 

 Painshill remains open

Whilst the uncertainty of coronavirus continues, we would like to update you on the precautions we are taking to ensure that Painshill remains as safe as possible for visitors, staff and volunteers.

  • As always, we will maintain high levels of hygiene and encourage visitors, staff and volunteers to wash their hands thoroughly and regularly whilst at Painshill. All visitors, staff and volunteers will be asked to wash their hands before entering the Tea Room.
  • We ask, where possible, that visitors pay for their visit on a contactless card.
  • Our team have been fully briefed and extra deep cleans have been put in place. We will be cleaning high contact points such as door handles and work surfaces frequently.

Painshill remains open to visitors at the current time, but we are of course monitoring government updates and guidelines closely and will update our policies and procedures accordingly as and when we need to.

We politely ask that you do not visit us if you have returned from a high-risk area within the last 14 days or are feeling unwell.

Full advice and guidance can be found on the following website:-

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/