Kuoni Tumlare New : England

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England - Covid-19 regulations:

Overview

England’s Covid-19 alert level has moved from Level 4 to Level 3 and there has been easing of the strict lock down rules. On 4 July, the 2m distancing guidance changed in England to "one metre plus "where it is not possible to stay 2m apart. In addition to the outdoor spaces and retail shops already opened, restaurants and pubs as well as hotels and tourist attractions have opened where they can do so safely. Outdoors, people from multiple households can meet in groups of up to six - but two households can meet regardless of size indoors or outside. Face coverings are mandatory in indoor public places as of 8 August.

Sources:
www.gov.uk/.
www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk

Last updated: 4th August 2020

National movement

No restrictions on distance.

Cross-borders

Passengers returning or visiting from around 60 destinations including France, Germany, Italy and Australia, will no longer need to self-isolate when arriving in England from 10 July 2020. All passengers, except those on a small list of exemptions, will still be required to provide contact information on arrival in the UK, including details of countries or territories they have been in or through during the previous 14 days. Existing public health advice on hand hygiene, face coverings, and social distancing must also be followed.

Airports

A number of airports are currently trialling their own measures, with Heathrow putting in place temperature checks and Manchester Airport’s group reportedly asking passengers to wear face masks. There is no guidance from GOVT yet.

Public Transport

Operating with a reduced service at the moment. Wearing face coverings is compulsory on public transport in England.

Taxi

Still operating with face masks, hand sanitizers available to passengers and interiors cleaned after every journey.

Guides / Assistants

The professional guiding industry has developed a code of conduct that will cover their tour activities and help ensure the safety customers under their care:
Link.
Guided tours of up to 30 people may take place indoors or outdoors provided businesses undertake risk assessments in line with this guidance document and put any necessary mitigations in place.

Coaches

Masks compulsory - Social distance of 2m inside vehicles - Blocking off seats that are in close proximity to a driver - No face-to-face seating - one-way flow through vehicles - Cleaning regularly-touched objects and surfaces - Capacity restricted to no more than 20% per vehicle. Seats taped off, sanitising stations on all vehicles. Every coach is deep cleaned after each service and an antibacterial fogging treatment at the end of each day. Full size coaches need to be used for groups of around 10 – 14 passengers

Rail / Cable Cars

Trains are running on a reduced service. Practice social distancing during your journey, keeping at least two rows apart from other passengers onboard in Standard and one row in First Class. Face coverings required. There will be no onboard catering.

Shops

On 15 June non-essential shops reopened with social distancing measures. Face coverings are mandatory in shops as of 24 July.

Restaurants

Restaurants and pubs allowed to reopen since 4th July, providing they follow safety guidelines. All hospitality indoors will be limited to table service, and contact between staff and customers will be limited.

Customers will also have to give contact details when they enter a pub or restaurant.

Hotels

Holiday accommodation - including hotels, B&Bs, cottages, campsites and caravan parks - reopened on July 4th.

Attractions

Tourist attractions such as museums, galleries, cinemas and theme parks reopened on July 4. Outdoor attractions like gardens and zoos are already open. Theatres and concerts are still under review.

Events

Many events have been postponed or cancelled. Meetings of up to 30 people indoors are allowed in permitted venues if social distancing can be maintained and the venue. Banqueting and private dining events should not currently take place in any venue. Conference centres and exhibition halls remain closed. Government will bring back audiences in stadiums, and allow conferences and other business events to recommence in a COVID-19 Secure way from October 1st. Indoor performances to a live audience can begin to take place, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidelines from August 15th.