With England still in a second
lock down, the thought of getting away is not something that most of us can do
at present. Over Christmas it is likely that rules will be relaxed somewhat,
but no one knows for sure exactly what that will be.
Sometimes Christmas can be quite
stressful, it can put a financial strain on you and your family, you may worry
about who you are going to spend the day with as many people have quite a few
family members that they would like to see on the big day. This year even more people
are feeling the pressure of Christmas but many are also looking forward to
hopefully being able to switch off from the pandemic if only for a week,
You may decide that you do not
want to have the hassle of arranging who you can and cant meet up with and
instead will book a little getaway. It may be that you are not able to fly but
you should be able to find a place in the UK that you can rent for a few days.
Christmas in a little cottage in the Lake District or in Scotland can be
extremely enjoyable and allow you to spend some quality time with your loved
Some businesses are having to
restrict what their employees do and that may mean that a lot of travel that
was done pre Covid has now had to be stopped. For other businesses, travel is
an integral part of their business and they still need to do a certain amount
to allow them to keep trading.
If this is the case for your
business then you need to take the time to plan your travel or that of your
employee carefully. It may eb that you need to allow a lot more time as checks
and restrictions have been put in place which may add time on to your journeys.
It is important to ensure that the
member of staff that is traveling feels happy to do so and is well. Any signs
or symptoms of Covid and they should not travel and instead isolate. If travel
is required then you need to try and eliminate the number of people they come
in to contact with as much as possible. This may include not travelling at peak
times and staying in a hotel away from the city centres.
Travel can still be done safely
but it is vital you take as many precautions as possible to protect your
employee and those that they may come in to contact with.
This year has been a very
difficult time for holiday makers as they have had to cancel, rebook, postpone
and defer their holidays again and again due to the restrictions caused by the
Covid virus so is it safe to book holidays for next year at the moment?
The answer to this question is
perhaps, as no one really knows for sure whether the virus will be sufficiently
under control next year or not. One thing is certain, travel insurance should
be taken out before booking and the fine print of the policy documents needs to
be read to ensure that cancellation or delay due to the virus is covered.
If you feel that a holiday abroad
next year is a must for you and your family then try to look for a holiday
location that has a lower incidence of the virus and one that is welcoming
visitors from the UK. Greece and Turkey are two such places to consider for
next year as they have had fewer cases generally. Expect there to still be
certain restrictions in place next year such as social distancing and mask
wearing in indoor spaces, but hotels and restaurants should be operating
normally albeit with reduced capacity.
world thrown into chaos recently with the Covid outbreak, many people have had
to drastically rethink their holiday plans. Many flights are now resuming allowing
you to travel to certain countries but this is changing daily and countries are
moving on and off the safe list.
be expensive, especially if you have a large family, so you will probably be
looking to save as much money as possible when booking one. Many people use the
internet now to book holidays but there can still be some great deals to be had
in travel agents. Now may be a good time to grab a bargain but there are also
still quite a few ricks that you need to weigh up. If you arrive at the airport
and you or a member of your family has a temperature, even if it is just from a
cold, you will not be allowed to fly. Most travel insurance policies are not
covering Covid if taken out since the outbreak so you may lose out on your
money and your holiday. It may be that when you first go on holiday that
country is classed as safe and so there is no reason to self-isolate upon your
return. This problem that many tourists have encountered recently is that this
information can change within 24 hrs so you may all of a sudden be told you
will need to isolate upon your return. This could cause you to miss work or
your children to miss their return to school.
There was a
time that touring caravan holidays were regarded as the choice of retired
people and were sometimes scorned by the general population. Comedians would
often joke about getting behind a row of caravans on the roads and caravaners
stopping by the roadside to enjoy a cup of tea but in recent times caravanning
seem to be seeing a resurgence as many people see the benefits of having your
own belongings and some home comforts around you whilst being able to visit
lots of different locations.
With the cost
of holiday accommodation rising significantly in recent times owning a touring
caravan has become more attractive. It is quite possible to have to pay in
excess of a thousand pounds to stay in a static caravan by the coast in the
summer months meaning that for many families this is not affordable. Staying in
an apartment or other self-catering accommodation can be even more costly so
this may be why caravanning has become more popular.
advantages of staying on a caravan site with a family are great as there is the
freedom to explore the site and its surroundings. Many sites have play areas
for children, and some have swimming pools, clubhouses with entertainment and
For many of
us the opportunity to get away from the busy lives we lead for a short while is
an attractive proposition and can leave us feeling refreshed and energised.
Some people may think of a retreat as being a religious experience one where
there are strict rules and regulations to adhere to but this is not the case as
a retreat experience is often concerned with wellness and mindfulness and is a
chance to recentre ones thoughts.
of the type of retreat you choose depends upon the experience you want to have.
Some offer the chance to learn a new skill or embark on a weight loss programme
whilst others simply give you the opportunity to do nothing for a few days. Many
spa retreats give you the option of choosing treatments which can help with
relaxation and sleep whilst also giving you the opportunity to exercise in
their gyms and swimming pools.
some companies that offer retreats based on food, that is they design a meal
plan for you during your stay that they say will improve digestion and
wellbeing. They have nutritionists available to discuss your particular needs
and to advise you on any dietary changes you need to make.