Update from The Sharpham Trust

Update from The Sharpham Trust

Published: 13 January 2022

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13 January 2022 updateWe're good to go

Given the continuing high level of cases and ease of transmission of Omicron (the new variant of Covid-19), we are slightly revising our Covid protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and participants.

Previously we asked participants to undertake a Lateral Flow Test 48 hours before a retreat and to provide proof of this on arrival, and to do a further test on day 3 of their retreat.

We would like to extend this and invite participants to take a Lateral Flow Test first thing in the morning on each day of their retreat. Please ensure you bring enough tests with you.

We are very much hoping this will be a temporary arrangement and will contact you as soon as possible to update you of any changes. 

We are monitoring the changing Government guidelines closely in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, the latest Government update can be found here. The safety of our staff and guests is paramount and we are carefully developing our risk assessment planning to ensure that we can make your stay here as safe as possible.

This page will be updated as the guidelines change so please check back here as your retreat date approaches. 

Retreatants have responded positively to how we've been taking care of people here at Sharpham and we'd like to carry on with this approach.

We have worked hard to make all our retreat venues Covid-secure to ensure your safe stay with us, and we'll be taking a cautious approach to any relaxation of restrictions.

For more details, see the Covid-secure arrangements for each of our retreat venues below. 

Stay safe.

We look forward to welcoming you.



Sharpham House

Sharpham HouseSee our Covid-secure arrangements for retreats in Sharpham House here



Coach House Retreats

Coach House Retreats at SharphamSee our Covid-secure arrangements for retreats in The Coach House here




The Barn Retreat

The Barn at SharphamSee our Covid-secure arrangements for retreats in The Barn here



Woodland Retreats

Woodland Retreats at SharphamSee our Covid-secure arrangements for our Woodland Retreats here



Solitary Retreats

Solitary Retreats at SharphamSee our Covid-secure arrangements for our Solitary Retreats here



Online Retreats & Courses

woman in headphones meditatingOur online experiences are proving very popular.

We have FREE weekly meditation sessions, open to all.

With our Retreats at Home, we are keen to retain the unique characteristics of a Sharpham experience so, unlike many online offerings, we limit the numbers to retain small group interaction and sharing opportunities.

We are also offering our 8-week course in Mindfulness & Wellbeing online too, offering a tried-and-tested route into meditation.

To discover more about our free weekly meditation sessions, click here

For details of our Retreats at Home, click here

For details of our 8-week course online, click here


Love natureOur aim is to ensure the long-term viability of The Trust and the Sharpham Estate so that we can continue to help benefit all the people that visit us. We will keep people updated through our website and newsletter – sign up here:

Lastly all of us here at The Trust hope that you have the support needed to navigate these difficult times. We are supporting and maintaining our community here at Sharpham through this time via our large collection of free meditations that you can play or download from our website here:

We hope that your involvement with Sharpham will help to sustain you in these difficult times and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Estate in the near future.


If you would like to help Sharpham through this difficult time there are three ways to do so. You can:

1. MAKE A - we would be extremely grateful.

2. BUY BOOKS VIA OUR ONLINE SHOP: - we get 10% every time and a further 10% is donated to local small bookshops

3. BUY BOOKS THAT WE'VE PUBLISHED OURSELVES, including our Sharpham House cookbook:




Updates from The Sharpham Trust

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