UK holidays: Urgent warning for staycations as local lockdowns tighten in the ...

LOCAL lockdowns are ramping up across the country causing yet more chaos for travel plans. What does this mean for those with UK staycations booked?

PUBLISHED: 09:58, Thu, Oct 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:50, Thu, Oct 1, 2020

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The Government has decided to further enforce stringent “lockdown” measures across the North East of England, parts of North West England, Leicester, Greater Manchester, Bolton, West Midlands and West Yorkshire in line with reported coronavirus figures. However, new rules could be a cause of confusion for many who have booked staycations in the coming weeks.

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With travel corridors rapidly being axed, many Britons have opted to play it safe this year and spend their holidays in the UK.

Yet with the onslaught of regional specific rules, many have been left devastated with even more cancelled plans.

Families or groups of friends in the affected regions who had booked holidays together from separate households are now being told they are not allowed to be together.

According to the new rules, in areas with local lockdown restrictions households must not mix.

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The same rules apply in Scotland and Wales, where ministers have enforced larger blanket bans.

The Welsh government explained: “Any group bookings that will not be permitted in future, including for travel, visitor attractions, restaurants or elsewhere, must be postponed or, where possible, proceed in line with new guidance (i.e. as a group of up to 6 people not including children under 11, and made up exclusively of people from your household or extended household).”

This rule was further tightened in the North East, when Boris Johnson made the decision to make it illegal to spend time with loved ones outside of your household in public places such as bars of restaurants.

These sudden rule changes are why purchasing travel insurance is so vital.

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