Welsh holiday retreat bans people who have had a Covid vaccination

By Emily Withers

The owner of a holiday retreat in Ceredigion has banned all visitors who have been vaccinated against Coronavirus.

Blaeneinion eco-retreat near Machynlleth will only welcome unvaccinated guests.

Owner Sharon Girardi calls the vaccine “experimental” and says that a “duty of care” to her family and guests is the reason for the ban.

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Blaeneinion is described as an “idyllic and secluded conservation project set in 75 acres of land at the head of the Artists Valley”.

The resort aims to “create an inspiring conservation, recreation and educational resource that can be enjoyed by future generations”.

But in a public notice, the owner says: “With great sadness we have made the decision that we will be unable to welcome folk on site that are 'vaccinated' with the experimental CV19 jab.”

Owner Sharon Girardi said "We have honoured all previous bookings regardless of visitors' beliefs on vaccination

"There are many people with the same views that I are cautious about the experimental nature of the injections. They are grateful to have somewhere to go."

Ms Girardi continued: "I would like to point people to the MHRA website to see the side effects of the vaccine."

The UK government's yellow card reporting system gives details of all side effects of the Coronavirus vaccine. You can view the most recent report here.

Clinical trials have shown the Covid-19 vaccine to be safe and effective, providing immunity against the virus. Over 2.19 million people in Wales are now fully vaccinated against Coronavirus.

On the website, Ms Girardi continues: “I have a duty of care to my family, to our staff and to anyone staying on site."

A notice on the resort’s website states that it is now fully booked until the end of September, and has received “an unexpected and overwhelming outpouring of love and support from SO many like-minded souls”.

The full notice is below:

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