Local lockdown warning for Britons with staycation plans ahead

STAYCATIONS have seen a rise in bookings this year, but as new lockdown restrictions rear their heads once more, will Britons be left out-of-pocket once again?

PUBLISHED: 09:29, Sun, Sep 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:12, Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Many Britons have opted to switch their usual international holiday for a staycation right here in the UK. However, new lockdown restrictions are looming, with the Prime Minister already enforcing smaller "local lockdowns" in parts of Northern England and the City of Leicester.

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For those with caravan, camping and holiday park bookings, it could be cause for concern.

Luckily, the Government has provided some advice for Britons who may be enjoying a staycation, or about to embark on one, when lockdown restrictions suddenly strike.

"In parts of Northern England and in the City of Leicester, you must not meet with people you do not live with in private homes or in gardens," explains the Government website.

"There are limited exceptions set out in law, including where you have formed a legally-permitted support bubble with another household.

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"You should also avoid meeting people you do not live with in public venues, such as bars and restaurants."

It is thought that similar measures could be introduced nationwide if coronavirus rates deem it necessary.

However, the good news is that staycation plans can still go ahead, according to the Government website.

"You can travel into an area with local restrictions on holiday," it states.

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