Updated: 17 April 2024

In Brief

  • Please do not come if unwell.

  • Anyone testing positive during the course must leave.

  • You must be able to leave the centre independently at any time.

  • Provide emergency contact details.

  • Masks must be worn if any symptoms develop.


The Details

The Vipassana Centre follows government guidelines to safely run courses while Covid19 is a risk. Policies will change according to the situation in the community.

The following safety precautions are in place:

  • Most meditators will be accommodated in single rooms,
  • Communal areas, such as the meditation hall, dining rooms and bathrooms, will be cleaned regularly.

Meditators are asked to observe the following:

  • No physical contact between people at any time at the Vipassana Centre, apart from in an emergency.

  • It is very important that all people on site at the Vipassana Centre are well. Anyone who has been unwell with any possible signs of Covid19 must not come to Dhamma Medini unless they are symptom-free.

  • Any student who becomes unwell during the course must report their symptoms immediately to the management. They will need to take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and if the result is positive, they will be required to leave the centre. This is for the safety of the course as a whole and for the wellbeing of the other students.

  • Self-isolation will NOT be possible at the Vipassana Centre. It is therefore essential that all participants (students and servers) have the means to leave the Centre independently.

  • All students must provide current and complete emergency contact details at registration.

  • Good hand hygiene. Regular thorough handwashing with soap and water. Hand sanitiser will be available in/around all communal areas.

  • Good cough/sneezing etiquette: coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the crook of the elbow.

  • Masks may be used at any time as a precaution but if any symptoms develop, you will be asked to wear one.