ARUNDELLS in Salisbury has announced it will be opening its doors once again to the public after closing due to Covid-19.

Arundells, the home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, is situated in the Cathedral Close in Britain.

It will reopen over the August Bank Holiday and for all weekends in September.

A Statement on its website said: "We are so pleased to announce that Arundells will very shortly reopen to visitors.

"The health and welfare of our visitors, staff and volunteer stewards remains our primary concern but we are now confident that the house can, with the introduction of some new procedures, open its doors in as safe and Covid-19 secure way as possible."

The house and garden will be open from Saturday, August 29 until Sunday, September 27.

Opening times are 11am to 4pm, Saturdays, Sundays, and the August Bank Holiday Monday. Last admission is at 3.30pm.

Advance booking is not required

Arundells says the Exhibition Room will remain closed and that guided tours will not be available

New procedures have been in place, including social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning, a limitation upon the number of visitors within the house at any time, and a one-way system.

There will be one-way system with directional arrows from room to room inside the house.

Visitors will be required to wear a face covering within the house and entry will be through the main gates rather than the visitor reception building.

A reception marquee will be set up and payment must be by card. The card payment device, and additional equipment, will be regularly sanitised.

Those just visiting the garden are asked to their way over to the side of the house and are welcome to bring a picnic with them.

The Arundells website said: "To help protect the health and welfare of our visitors and staff, numbers within the house will be restricted. Some delays may be possible at busy times but you are welcome to visit the house and garden in whichever order suits you.

"There will be another hand sanitiser at this location and please note that you must wear a face covering at all times whilst within the house."