Staycations Can Be Booked From Today With English Hotels And B&Bs Set To Reopen
It would be an understatement to say that we're all craving a change of scene right now - and we're finally in luck.
For the first time since March, the hospitality industry will be opening its doors and, from today, will be starting to take booking for its official reopening day next month.
From the 4th July, hotels and B&Bs are able to host guests as a further ease of the government's coronavirus lockdown in the UK, expected to be announced today.
As well as hotels and Airbnbs, this includes pubs, cinemas, museums and art galleries which will be able to welcome visitors providing they adhere to strict social distancing measures.
These include one-way systems, barriers and spaced queuing.
Sadly, campers will have to wait a bit longer to enjoy their favourite pastimes as campsites will not be allowed to reopen due to fears about shared water facilities.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with his cabinet today at 10am to make the official plan and the PM will announce the news in the House of Commons at lunchtime.
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Boris Johnson is also expected to announce a new "one-metre rule" for social distancing, reduced from two, after Labour said they would support it "under certain circumstances".
The reopening of the hospitality industry is likely to be a welcome move for workers, most of whom have been furloughed.
Sadly, an estimated 40 per cent of ups will be closing their doors for good as a result of the pandemic.
On 20th March, Boris Johnson ordered all pubs to close to tackle to pandemic, which has had a devastating impact on many businesses.
We have a feeling booking sites are going to be chocca today, so get it early to make sure you secure your next holiday!
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