Coronavirus update for holidaymakers September 2020 from Cottage Gems

The information below is for UK residents thinking of booking a cottage holiday in the UK or Northern Ireland.


Are people now allowed to holiday within the UK?

Following the lockdown in March 2020 after the coronavirus outbreak, the UK has since eased travel restrictions for UK residents.


Holidays within the UK for UK residents are now permitted but social distancing rules still apply

•    In Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland holidaymakers are now permitted to book holiday accommodation and stay in self-catering accommodation within any of these countries, UK residents can also travel between the countries that make up the UK.  Holidaymakers must though ensure that they meet social distancing rules.
•    Local lockdowns such as the recent lockdown in Leicester are still possible, depending on transmission of coronavirus.
•    Check booking conditions with cottage agencies and independent owners before booking. The above information and advice is applicable to UK residents who have not been abroad in the past 14 days.

It is highly recommended that you speak to cottage owners and agencies before booking to discuss booking conditions.  Appropriate holiday insurance is always recommended too.