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How the Tier System Affects Holidays

If you live in England then these are the rules on travel and holidaying based on where you live.

Tier One

  • If you live in an area with the lowest rates of infection - Tier One - the rules are similar to those that have already been in force across England

  • You can holiday anywhere in England that's also in Tier One

  • You can holiday with people from other households in private accommodation (as long as you socially distance), but only in groups of six and under (unless your own household or support bubble is bigger)

  • You can stay in a hotel or B&B with another household, but you should avoid sharing rooms with people outside your household

  • You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or support bubble

Tier Two

  • People who live in Tier Two areas should aim to "reduce the number of journeys they make where possible" - according to the government

  • You can go on holiday outside your local area as long as you don't share accommodation with people you don't live or bubble with, or socialise with them in any indoor setting

  • People visiting a Tier Two area should follow the local Covid rules for that area

Tier Three

  • If you live in a Tier Three area you're being told to avoid travelling outside of your local area - unless it's for work, education or caring responsibilities

  • People who live in Tier Three areas should not visit or stay overnight in another part of the UK, whether in a second home, a private home or guest accommodation. You may travel to hotels and other guest accommodation within your own area, but you should only do this with people in your household or support bubble

  • People from Tier One and Tier Two areas should avoid visiting or staying overnight in a Tier Three area where possible, except for those who need to for work, education or caring responsibilities

Rules may vary in other parts of the UK and if coming to the UK from abroad.

Source: BBC News - Coronavirus: What does the tier system mean for UK holidays?

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