Understanding how the latest Government announcements affect your holiday plans 14/10/20

To all our wonderful customers present and future,

Well, Autumn is well and truly here. The national parks are looking at their best this time of year with some of the most amazing autumnal colour palettes you could ever wish for.

The Government announcements this week have been high on everyone’s agenda with new restrictions and the introduction of a tiered system.

Unfortunately for some, this may affect your holiday plans.

 

Understanding how these new restrictions affect your holiday plans

Depending on where you live you may be affected by the new tiered system the Government has introduced this week.

Tier One

  • If you live in an area with the lowest rates of infection – Tier One – the rules are similar to those that have already been in force across England
  • You can holiday anywhere in England that is also in Tier One
  • You can stay in a hotel or B&B with another household, but you should avoid sharing rooms with people outside your household and avoid socialising with them indoors – for example in restaurants or bars
  • You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or support bubble

We have temporarily stopped group bookings for one or more yurts, due to the difficulty of social distancing in our accommodation, but families and couples can make reservations. We will review this along with government guidance and reinstate as soon as it’s safe to do so.

The Government has published Covid guidance for safer travelling.

Tier Two

  • People who live in Tier Two areas should aim to “reduce the number of journeys they make where possible” – according to the Government
  • You can go on holiday outside your local area as long as you don’t share accommodation with people you don’t live or bubble with, or socialise with them in any indoor setting

Tier Three

  • If you live in a Tier Three area – you’re being told to avoid travelling outside of your local area – unless it’s for work, education or caring responsibilities
  • People who live in Tier Three areas should not visit or stay overnight in another part of the UK, whether in a second home, a private home or guest accommodation. You may travel to hotels and other guest accommodation within your own area, but you should only do this with people in your household or support bubble
  • People from Tier One and Tier Two areas should avoid visiting or staying overnight in a Tier Three area where possible, except for those who need to for work, education or caring responsibilities

 

Unsure of which tier you are in?

You can use the Government’s postcode checker to see which tier you are in here.

Peace of mind

Rest assured, we have tried to minimise the impact of these restrictions on your stay. At the beginning of lockdown in March, we revised our cancellation policy to be as flexible as possible for our guests. So what’s different?

– If you have to cancel your holiday because of restrictions or illness due to coronavirus then you are now able to postpone your stay.

– We have extended the date by which you can postpone your stay to the end of 2022.

– We have also reduced our deposits for securing a booking which means that the cost of securing your holiday is a whole lot easier and cheaper too!

– We have been working around the clock to offer a travel/covid insurance solution along with our holidays to customers along with Booking Protect. This is now live and can be taken out alongside your holiday, to give you the reassurance you need.

We look forward to welcoming you very soon.

John, Richard and the Team

Long Valley Yurts