THE Lough Erne Resort here in Fermanagh has announced that it will temporarily close as part of a “voluntary” circuit breaker due to the increase of Covid cases across the area.
In a bid to keep staff and customers safe, the popular resort will close until January 5 (next Wednesday).
The Lough Erne will be open to wedding guests only on December 30 and 31 with immediate effect all dining facilities and the Thai Spa is temporarily closed to non-residents.
All golf facilities at Lough Erne Resort will remain open including – The Faldo Course, Castle Hume Golf Club, Golf Shop, Drving Range and Golf Academy. Beverage facilities will be available at Castle Hume Club House.
The Loughside Grill will open to members only on 31st December 2021 from 12noon to 6pm.
General Manager, Joanne Walsh said the resort management had decided a curtailing of services was the responsible thing to do for the health and well-being of its guests and staff.
Joanne Walsh explained, “We trust anyone with bookings will understand the rationale behind our decision to effectively temporarily close the hotel to the public with the exception of two weddings and our golf facilities which will continue to be conducted observing all relevant guidelines.
“We are aware that so many people were looking forward to an escape to the countryside over the seasonal holidays and this news will be disappointing, but the health and well-being of our guests, staff and local community must be our priority in these challenging times.
“For anyone with a reservation for a hotel stay, spa experience, dinner booking or celebration for arrival up to Wednesday 5th January 2022, our reservations team will be in contact as soon as possible. Due to the current high volume of incoming calls we kindly request that guests await our phone call.
“We would like to thank our guests and visitors for their continued support and look forward to welcoming them back to Lough Erne Resort when we reawaken on Wednesday 5th January 2022.
“We will continue to communicate with all of those who have reservations and trust everyone will stay safe in these unprecedented times.
“The resort’s reservation department will remain open for telephone and email communication throughout the temporary closure, including the resorts website www.lougherneresort.com.”
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