Upon arrival, all participants will be taking a rapid antigen test in house. In case of a positive result, we will require a PCR test to make sure it is not a false positive. If the PCR test is positive or if a guest were to develop any COVID-19 symptoms throughout the retreat, we will help her to accommodate comfortably in a separate location from the group throughout the necessary quarantine time. The cost of this private accommodation and medicine -if needed- should be covered by the travel insurance; this is why it is mandatory to have travel insurance covering COVID-19 to participate in the Experience. But since everyone participating in the retreat will have come in with their COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, having someone with a positive result is less likely to happen. We are doing this as a precautionary measure to make sure everyone feels safe to be spending a week in a group of 14 (10 participants + 4 staff) co-sharing rooms and sharing social areas.
All Salty Souls staff team members will be taking a PCR test prior to each retreat and would of course be sent home to quarantine in the case of a positive result or if they were to develop any COVID-19 symptoms. We ask that everyone do their best to take precautionary measures to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus by washing their hands regularly and limit close contacts with people outside of the villa.
ABOUT MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING & CO-LIVING
The participants of a retreat + the staff members are considered a social bubble. Therefore, masks and social distancing are not mandatory while inside the Salty Souls villa, but this is at your own discretion. We ask to please consider and respect everybody’s personal protocols and avoid entering in other people rooms without their permission. If something doesn’t make you feel comfortable or you prefer not to participate in an activity, please reach out to one of our staff members: no judgement here, we really want you to enjoy your well-deserved vacation and will honour your requests with love.
The accomodation, both in Ecuador and in El Salvador, are in shared rooms of 2 to 4 people, so you must be ok sharing your room and bathroom with other participants. The rooms, bathrooms and social area will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis. The cleaning/kitchen team will also be tested prior to each retreat and will be wearing masks.
During activities outside of the villa, the masks is only required in indoor public spaces. We encourage practicing social distancing with the people that are outsiders to our group.