The owner of Blaeneinion eco-retreat in Machynlleth, Powys, Sharon Girardi calls the vaccine “experimental” and says that a “duty of care” to her family and staff is behind the ban
Image: Sharon Girardi)
A Welsh holiday retreat has banned all visitors who have received their Covid-19 vaccine.
The owner of Blaeneinion eco-retreat in Machynlleth, Powys, has announced that the site will only welcome unvaccinated guests.
Sharon Girardi calls the vaccine “experimental” and says that a “duty of care” to her family and guests is the reason for the ban.
There is no medical reason not to take the vaccine on these grounds.
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 has said: “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.”
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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 went on to direct people to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) website to “see the side effects of the vaccine”.
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”.
“Wishing you health and love x”