As expected, the prime minister has said that hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks and campsites in England will be able to open from 4 July 2020. The “social-distancing” guidance has halved from two metres to one in England.
But Boris Johnson left out much of detail. In addition, other UK nations have very different policies.
The key questions are answered here.
What are the rules at present?
At present the UK government says: “No person should stay overnight away from their own home for a holiday.”
A few very specific exemptions are granted:
People unable to return to their main residence
“Those isolating themselves from others as required by law” (for example quarantinees, ie new arrivals from overseas who are required to self-isolate for 14 days)
“Any critical worker that is part of the effort to deal with coronavirus,