Day: February 22, 2021

Staycations may be prohibited until June

A sign of the times in Weymouth last summer - Getty

A sign of the times in Weymouth last summer – Getty

According to the UK Government’s plan for post-lockdown recovery, domestic leisure travel in England may not be permitted to restart until June at the earliest, The Telegraph understands.

Although restrictions regarding social gatherings and non-essential day trips are set to lift from March 29, overnight stays will likely be prohibited until the final stage of the four-step ‘roadmap’ – which will not begin until June.

There have been rumours that self catering accommodation could be permitted to open earlier than hotels, though there has been no official guidance yet. There is also currently no indication of when holidays will become legal again, The Telegraph understands.

Under the current travel restrictions, Britons are “effectively imprisoned on our island”, says Noel Josephides, CEO of industry body AITO. “To extend lockdown for travel beyond April 30 will be disastrous for many firms…

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