On Saturday it was announced that as of Thursday 5th November England will begin a second lockdown period to last until the 2nd of December.
In order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus the Government has taken the following actions:
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
- Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
- Closing certain businesses and venues.
This will unfortunately again mean that holiday accommodation will be required to close. They have stated that 'Hotels, hostels and other accommodation should only open for those who have to travel for work purposes and for a limited number of other exemptions which will be set out in law.'
There is also an exemption for those whose holiday has already started before the 5th of November: 'Inbound international travel will continue to be governed by the travel corridor approach, and those currently on a domestic holiday will be allowed to finish their holidays, but are still subject to the requirements in England not to go out without a reasonable excuse.' (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-announces-new-national-restrictions)
For the full guidance on the new government restrictions please visit the Gov website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november
We have written a series of help articles throughout this difficult time which you may find useful to help you manage your bookings and cancellations as well as keeping your website up to date with the latest advice. You can find our help articles here: https://help.scrumpy.co.uk/category/133-covid-19
We wanted to take a second to thank all our customers for their continued support & optimism throughout this uncertain year. Please let us know if there is anything we can do at all to help during this time we are committed to helping our owners get through this together. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help.
This article is specific to England, for information specific to Scotland, Wales and Ireland please visit the relevant Gov website fo your area.