Our current product lists with links to their “Covid-19 Safety Guidelines” can be found via the links further below in this document. We update them as and when our partners release information. This includes their current status. Many are pushing back re-opening dates according to Government guidance while others remain open for permitted travelers only. In light of the recent Government announcement with a road-map to easing restrictions we expect there to be a large number of updates.
The latest UK Government requirements for arrivals can be found here here >>
The latest Irish Government requirements for arrivals can be found here >>
As at 29/03/21 we have the following status update within the UK & Ireland.*
*these dates are under constant review
England has released a series of best possible scenario dates gradually relaxing the existing lockdown measures from 29th March 2021 onwards. Key dates to note include the 17th May 2021 (International Travel to resume*, all accommodation to re-open, most attractions to re-open & spectator sports to resume with restrictions) 21st June 2021 (All remaining businesses to re-open including nightclubs, and the removal of existing social contact measures. A review into social distancing will determine what measures remain in place.) Full details can be found here >> *it’s unknown at this stage what arrival restrictions may or may now be in place once travel is permitted.
Ireland has released a 5 LEVEL PLAN detailing the ease of restrictions but does not identify projected dates. Instead the current lock down will remain in place until 05th April 2021 when the country will move to LEVEL 5 of the plan. Full details of Ireland’s Level Plan can be found here >>
Northern Ireland’s has introduced a 5 PHASE PLAN detailing the ease of restrictions the first of which starts from 01st April 2021. Reviews are then due to advance to the next stage from 15th April 2021 and every 4 weeks thereafter.
Scotland will ease restrictions on 26th April 2021 with the Domestic travel ban being lifted along with the re-opening of accommodation. The 17 May 2021 will see further restrictions being lifted with a view to lift all restrictions by the end of June 2021. During this process the country will revert back to the regional TIER system. Currently there is no indication on International Travel but it will not be before the 17th May 2021. VisitScotland have full details here >>
Wales has now relaxed lockdown conditions with domestic travel permitted through-out the country for Welsh residents only including opening of self-catering sites. Cross border travel is still restricted. Further revisions expected on the 13th April 2021 Other forms of hospitality will remain closed.
*these dates are under constant review
We have detailed a comprehensive accommodation portfolio in order to provide our clients with property specific updates on all Covid-19 protocols and new health & safety policies.
A link is provided directly to each hotels’ Covid-safety guidelines page along with the operational status. This will be amended and updated as things progress and develop.
PRIVATE TRANSFERS & GUIDING FOR INDIVIDUALS
Working with our core suppliers and in line with government advice we have prepared our “Covid-Safe” procedures for private transfers & guiding for individuals. Expectations can be set with regards to individuals taking private transfers, guiding and extended touring services though ASA. These will remain in place, and continue to be adapted if required, for as long as is deemed necessary according to local Government advice.
Many changes have had to be made in the way in which guests are greeted, luggage is handled and embarking / disembarking vehicles is to be managed – along with hygiene and cleanliness protocols.
To read more about these new procedures, please click here >>
As the majority of attractions start to re-open, full measures have been taken to make each environment safe to visit. Pre-booking is now required in the majority of cases which means open vouchers are currently not accepted at those sites. We hope that these requirements will only be temporary and that the voucher system will return sometime in 2021.
To read more about these new requirements, please click here >>
Most sightseeing operators are now running full or reduced services across the UK, however schedules remain changeable or limited with more services being added as demand increases.
To read more about these services, please click here >>
For the most up to date information for visitors coming to the UK, we recommend checking out this fantastic resource Visit Britain have prepared; a “Know Before You Go” guide. For the moment, quarantine is still in place for some international visitors and those returning to Great Britain and Northern Ireland. So, help clients plan their next adventure, and make sure to check the latest government advice and local guidance on travel to ensure you are in the ‘know before you go’