Coronavirus COV-19 Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This page was updated May 2021

We realise guests booked on a SwimQuest trip, or thinking about booking on a SwimQuest trip may be worried about Coronavirus.

We have been blown away by the phenomenal support we have received from SwimQuest guests, partners and suppliers. A huge thank you for your understanding and patience.

As you will know, there are currently international travel restrictions in place for most overseas destinations (including the SwimQuest international destinations). We are constantly monitoring travel advice issued by the UK Government and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and speaking to our local partners in order to establish whether or not we can run our trips.

At the moment, international SwimQuest trips running up until the end of July 2021 have now been postponed or cancelled. All customers booked on these trips have been contacted and offered deferrals, credit notes or refunds.

We do have some fantastic UK trips on offer for this summer, please do take a look here.

All other trips on our 2021 Calendar are currently going ahead as planned. We are monitoring the situation day-to-day and will be in touch with you two to three weeks prior to your trip start date to update you on whether or not your trip will run.

Please note, our terms and conditions for the Scilly Swim Challenge events are slightly different and can be found here.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

WHAT IF MY TRIP DOESN’T RUN?

We will offer you the chance to move your booking to another trip or departure date, to receive a SwimQuest credit to use against any trip in 2021, or to receive a full refund.

WHAT IF I DECIDE TO CANCEL MY BOOKING?

If you decide to cancel your booking, our usual terms and conditions will apply (our cancellation terms are also listed at the bottom of this page).

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE:

In 2021 SwimQuest was awarded a Platinum Trusted Customer Service Award from the online review platform Feefo. This is Feefo’s highest customer service accolade, and recognises those businesses that go above and beyond to provide a consistently excellent service.

Feefo have only given Platinum Trusted Service awards to businesses who have achieved Gold standard for at least three consecutive years. The Feefo Gold Trusted Service award recognises those who have collected at least 50 Feefo reviews in a year, and have achieved a service rating of at least 4.5.

Our commitment to customer service, and to ensuring we look after guests both in the booking stages and whilst on tour is of paramount importance to us. We very much look forward to swimming with you soon. If you have any questions at all about your booking, or any of our 2021 trips, don’t hesitate to contact us, any time.

  • Alice Todd (Co-founder) +44 7825 301443,  alice@swimquest.uk.com
  • John Coningham-Rolls (Co-founder) +44 7951 727 453,  john@swimquest.uk.com
  • Charlotte Beere (Head of Operations) charlotte@swimquest.uk.com

IS MY MONEY SAFE?

Yes! SwimQuest are proud members of the the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), which provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.

You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here:  https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made

CANCELLATION POLICIES

IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL

We will offer you the chance to move your booking to another trip or departure date, to receive a SwimQuest credit to use against any trip in 2021, or to receive a full refund. If we have to cancel or postpone the Scilly Swim Challenge 2021 because of Coronovirus, we will endeavour to be as flexible as possible, however please find our SSC event cancellation terms here.

IF YOU CANCEL

If you decide to ancel your trip, the following will apply:

  • With more than 12 months notice
    SwimQuest will return all monies paid
  • With 56 days up to twelve month’s notice
    SwimQuest will retain deposit payment
  • With 19-55 days notice
    SwimQuest will retain 70% of total holiday price for each person in the group who cancels
  • With 0-18 days notice
    SwimQuest will retain 100% of total price for each person in the group who cancels. NOTE “total price” means the total price payable by each person for the holiday (including any supplements paid).

Please click here for our Scilly Swim Challenge cancellation policy which differs to the above. 

HOW WILL CORONOVIRUS AFFECT MY HOLIDAY?

We take the safety of our guests on tours very seriously, and have made some changes to the way we run our tours to ensure we are complying with both local and UK protocols in relation to the virus. You can read our on-tour COVID mitigation plan here.