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Yorkie127 Tue 27-Oct-20 11:33:18

So I think I know where I sit on this but wondered about what the wider world thought.

We live in a currently tier two area which I think will move to tier three very soon. We have a holiday booked to a sc cottage in a tier two area that may move to tier three. We would take food and not leave the cottage/immediate vicinity except to wide open spaces as a bubble

My general feeling is that even if it's strictly legal we shouldn't go if we are tier three, but would go if were still tier two. The cottage owners has says they would happily let us go or refund - whatever we choose.

Like most of us I would dearly love a holiday for all the usual reasons, not least the long winter ahead. However I don't want to be a dick and have pretty much followed the rules all the way through. Although I think the government has been a total disaster throughout but have generally been compliant in the wider public interest.

The reason I ask is because most people I have mentioned this too have said they would go anyway, tier three or no, which has surprised me a bit. I think I'm still definitely in the no camp but thought I'd put it out there for a reality check (I know that only I can decide!!).


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PurpleDaisies Tue 27-Oct-20 11:36:18

If you’re taking your own food and not planning on visiting anything apart from wide open spaces, I would go either way.

IceCreamAndCandyfloss Tue 27-Oct-20 11:38:09

Regardless of tier, we wouldn’t be going on holiday. Its not worth the risk for a non essential trip. I’d rather save the money as it’s not really a holiday if we have to cook or can’t go far/do anything.

PurpleDaisies Tue 27-Oct-20 11:39:05

I’m not sure I agree with that @IceCreamAndCandyfloss

Having done something similar recently, the value of the change of scenery was immense.

emmathedilemma Tue 27-Oct-20 12:20:45

Based on your plans I would do it. I did similar a few weeks ago (although admittedly before the current tiers came into force) - travelled by car, stayed in self catering, sat outside at 2 cafes, got a takeaway one evening and just explored the great outdoors and chilled out with a change of scenery. I don't think we put anyone at unnecessary risk and had worked from home before going so relatively low risk of taking it with us. It did us the world of good!! We've got to start considering mental health to be as important as physical health, especially over the winter months.

starfish4 Tue 27-Oct-20 12:31:28

Given your plans, then go. I think technically you should abide to the highest tier of where you're from/or staying but that doesn't seem to be an issue.

I think a lot of us will be booking last minute next year, unless we're really prepared to do it all self catering and somewhere with little contact.

RedToothBrush Tue 27-Oct-20 12:44:43

I'd go.

People in these areas still need an income.

Buying food before you go and staying away from people is doable.

It may be your last chance for some considerable time.

I wouldn't make a new booking somewhere in these circumstances though.

GreatSoprendo Tue 27-Oct-20 13:43:52

We had the same quandary last week. We got a week of shopping on click and collect the day before we went so we could take everything we needed for the week with us. We took loads of games and outdoor gear, and did outdoor stuff or stayed in playing games, reading and watching movies. The change of scenery was fantastic, having not stayed anywhere different since last Christmas. I spent a lot of time just sitting looking at the view from the window.
I would definitely go!

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