The weather might not be the simplest , but holidays within the UK are back on.
Limits on where you’ll stay – and who with – are relaxed significantly, but some rules still apply.
Where am i able to travel within the UK?
You can now travel freely between England, Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland .
However, the govt has had to clarify new guidance for eight areas of England where cases of the Indian coronavirus variant are high.
Initially people were advised to “avoid” non-essential travel in and out of Kirklees, Bedford, Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Burnley, Leicester, Hounslow and North Tyneside.
This led to confusion about the status of the guidance, and a few people cancelled holidays as a result.
The government later updated the recommendation to mention people should “minimise” travel into the areas, to “make it clearer we aren’t imposing local restrictions” within the eight areas.
Separately the Scottish government has also introduced temporary travel restrictions for Bedford, Bolton, and Blackburn with Darwen. Travel is additionally not permitted in and out of Glasgow.
Anyone getting to visit a Scottish island is inspired to require two lateral flow tests beforehand.
UK Government Common Travel Area travel advice
Can I stay during a holiday home or hotel?
The rules vary round the UK.
All holiday accommodation – including hotels, hostels, B&B, caravans and boats – can open
Six people from multiple households, or any number from two households, can stick together
You can stay overnight during a private home, subject to the rule of six