Planning a Staycation? Here’s what you should know!

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Planning a Staycation? Here’s what you should know!

If you live in England, Scotland and Wales you are free to travel anywhere in those countries.

However, anyone planning to visit a Scottish island is encouraged to take two lateral flow tests beforehand.

Travel in and out of Northern Ireland is currently limited to essential reasons. If you do travel there, and plan to remain for at least 24 hours, you are advised to self-isolate for 10 days.

UK Government Common Travel Area travel advice

Can I stay in a holiday home or hotel?

The rules vary around the UK.

In England:
  • All self-contained accommodation – including holiday homes, caravans and boats – can open
  • It must only be used by a single household or bubble
From 17 May:
  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen
  • Six people from multiple households, or any number from two households, can stay together
In Wales:
  • Self-contained holiday accommodation can open, for use by a single household or support bubble
  • Hotels, B&Bs and hostels can open if they have en-suites and provide room service
  • Campsites can open, but must keep shared facilities and communal areas closed

The Welsh Government will consider allowing remaining accommodation to reopen ahead of the bank holiday on 31 May.

In Scotland:

All of Scotland is currently in Covid protection level three.

  • Hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camping sites can open
  • Different households must not share holiday accommodation

It is hoped the country will move to Covid protection level two on 17 May. If so:

  • Four people from two households will be allowed to holiday in self-catering accommodation
  • You still won’t be able to share a hotel room with someone you don’t live with
In Northern Ireland:
  • Hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, hostels, caravan sites and self-catering accommodation can open for Northern Ireland residents
  • Different households must not share holiday accommodation
  • People from outside Northern Ireland should not travel there for a holiday
Can I stay in someone else’s home?

In Wales, people can form extended households once again, allowing two households to stay together overnight

In England, staying overnight at someone else’s home will be allowed from 17 May.

The same is expected in Scotland, but the move is yet to be confirmed.

In Northern Ireland, it’s hoped households will be able to mix in private homes from 24 May.

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