COVID-19 Statement

We are aware of the recent change in the guidelines and law effective of Monday 14th September about the rule of “6”.  As an education provider and charity the restrictions do not apply to our educational programmes and workshops.  Please rest assured we are monitoring all government advice closely and updating our services and offer accordingly.

At Hawkwood we have been working hard to ensure your safety and that of our team as we reopen to all our wonderful guests. We’ve been missing you!

We have implemented a Safety Protocol for Residential Guests and Day Delegates in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines (COVID Risk Assessment). The health and wellbeing of our community is paramount.

For those of you visiting Hawkwood for the first time, we’re really looking forward to welcoming you and we hope you will have an in depth, inspirational learning experience supported by our beautiful place.

For those of you who have been to Hawkwood for many years, there have inevitably been some changes in the way we operate to ensure your safety in these challenging times.  However, this wont stop us from giving you the warmest welcome we can without actually giving you a hug!  Some of the changes you may notice include being served individually at the kitchen hatch rather than our usual table service, greater spacing of our guests in our dining room, and hugely increased cleaning rotas.  We will go above and beyond in our new protocols to support everyone during their stay.

To help us, we would be grateful if you would wear your masks in the corridors, keep your group rooms well ventilated and where possible email us on info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk if you need support rather than visit the office during your stay. You will  also be required to fill out a track and trace form upon your arrival to support the government scheme.

We will continue to offer our online programme and looking at other ways in which Hawkwood can be of service to the community at this time.

Hawkwood is on the outskirts of Stroud which is categorised as a Medium alert level area and we are rigorously applying the Covid-secure protocols which you can find above.

If you live in an area where the local COVID alert level is categorised as “very high”

As of Wednesday 14 October, the Government is advising people not to travel into or out of an area if it has been categorised as a very high alert level area. This is part of wider measures to help manage the risk of transmission. If you live in such an area, in order to protect our guests and staff, we are very sorry that we will not be able to accept you onto a course held at Hawkwood.

Find out more about the Government alert levels.


Like many other charities, Hawkwood is facing major financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus. In order to preserve and protect our Centre for Future Thinking in the immediate and long term, we urgently need your help. If you are in a secure position please consider donating money to make it possible for Hawkwood to recover and continue.

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With much love from all of us at Hawkwood to you and your families in these difficult times. We have missed you and can’t wait to see you soon (even if it is online!)