If you are expecting visitors from lockdown areas

The government has announced some adjustments to the roadmap to recovery set out on 17 July. This is because we are starting to see warning signs that the virus may be growing again. See further information regarding local lockdown areas.

It is important to know what happens if you are expecting visitors (in your holiday lets, for example) from lockdown areas:

  • Greater Manchester:
    • City of Manchester
    • Trafford
    • Stockport
    • Oldham
    • Bury
    • Wigan
    • Bolton
    • Tameside
    • Rochdale
    • Salford
  • Lancashire:
    • Blackburn with Darwen
    • Burnley
    • Hyndburn
    • Pendle
    • Preston
    • Rossendale
  • West Yorkshire:
    • Bradford
    • Calderdale
    • Kirklees

Also, Leicester currently remains under lockdown.

The M5

Staying inside the area

Steps you should take

  • If you live inside the area, you should only socialise indoors with members of your own household or support bubble
  • You can only stay in a private home – which includes self-catered accommodation such as holiday cottages, apartments or boats – with members of your own household or support bubble
  • You can stay in a hotel or similar accommodation (for example, a hostel or bed and breakfast) with another household, but should avoid sharing rooms with people you do not live with or otherwise socialising indoors, for example in each other’s rooms, in reception areas, or in restaurants and bars
  • We advise against sharing a caravan with another household. You should not share private vehicles to travel to your holiday destination

You can travel into an area with local restrictions on holiday. Whilst inside the area, you should follow the guidance set out above – in particular, you must not stay in a private home there – which includes self-catered accommodation such as holiday cottages, apartments or boats – with people you do not normally live with.

At the time that local restrictions are brought in, if you are currently on holiday with another household in an area with local restrictions and are staying in a private home – which includes self-catered accommodation such as holiday cottages, apartments or boats – and it is not reasonable for you to curtail your stay, you should finish your holiday as planned. Until the end of this holiday you should make every effort to reduce socialising indoors outside of your household and follow local regulations and guidance.

If you are not able to take a planned holiday due to local restrictions, we encourage accommodation providers to offer alternative dates if this can be agreed with you. If this cannot be arranged, we encourage businesses to provide a refund as they have for customers during the broader period of national restrictions, which may depend on the terms of the booking contract.

Travelling outside the area

Steps you should take

  • If you live inside an area with local restrictions, you can go on holiday outside that area but you should only socialise indoors with members of your own household or support bubble
  • You can only stay in a private home – which includes self-catered accommodation such as holiday cottages, apartments or boats – with members of your own household or support bubble
  • You can stay in a hotel or similar accommodation (for example, a hostel or bed and breakfast) with another household but should avoid sharing rooms with people you do not live with or otherwise socialising indoors, for example in each other’s rooms, in reception areas, or in restaurants and bars
  • We advise against sharing a caravan with another household. You should not share private vehicles to travel to your holiday destination

At the time that local restrictions are brought in, if you are currently on holiday with another household outside the area with local restrictions, but are from the area, and are staying in a private home – which includes self-catered accommodation such as holiday cottages, apartments or boats – and it is not reasonable for you to curtail your stay, you should finish your holiday as planned. Until the end of this holiday you should make every effort to reduce socialising indoors outside of your household and follow local regulations and guidance.

Advice for accommodation providers can be found in the Working Safely guidance.

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