Update from The Sharpham Trust

28th February, 2022
by Julian | 4 Min Read
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Updated 13 April 2022

Updated 13 April 2022

Levels of the virus are still high and the safety of our staff and guests is paramount. We are carefully developing our risk assessment planning to ensure that we can make your stay here as safe as possible.

The Government announced the end of most Covid rules on 24 February 2022 and from April 1 it was no longer possible to obtain free Lateral Flow Tests

You can read about these changes here

For the time being, we are continuing to ask participants to undertake a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) 48 hours before attending a retreat. It is no longer possible to obtain free LFTs and we are requesting that participants purchase their tests which will be available from most high street chemists.

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

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 below. 

Stay safe.

We look forward to welcoming you.




Sharpham House

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



Coach House Retreats

See our Covid-secure arrangements for retreats in The Coach House here




The Barn Retreat

See our Covid-secure arrangements for retreats in The Barn here



Woodland Retreats

See our Covid-secure arrangements for our Woodland Retreats here



Solitary Retreats

See our Covid-secure arrangements for our Solitary Retreats here



Online Retreats & Courses

Our 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


Our 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: www.sharphamtrust.org/subscribe

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: www.sharphamtrust.org/resources

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 DONATIONwww.sharphamtrust.org/donate - we would be extremely grateful.

2. BUY BOOKS VIA OUR ONLINE SHOP: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Sharpham - 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: www.sharphamtrust.org/books




Updates from The Sharpham Trust

We are reviewing the situation daily and will communicate any changes quickly if it becomes necessary via this page, via email and through our social media networks.

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