Are holidays still allowed?

(367 Posts)
pontypridd Sat 31-Oct-20 20:35:32

Or going to holiday homes?

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BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 31-Oct-20 20:37:28

I'd presume not.

The wording was along the lines of "you must only leave home to work (if you cannot wfh); exercise; education; essebtial shopping; caring responsibilities"

HasaDigaEebowai Sat 31-Oct-20 20:38:18

No, it’s lockdown apart from the listed exceptions.

PotteringAlong Sat 31-Oct-20 20:38:54

No

pontypridd Sat 31-Oct-20 20:38:56

Funny they didn’t mention travel isn’t it?

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SqidgeBum Sat 31-Oct-20 20:39:32

Holidays are not essential, so I would imagine it's a no.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 31-Oct-20 20:40:02

Why would they need to? They listed the only reasons you can leave your home. Travel is not one of those reasons.

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Titsywoo Sat 31-Oct-20 20:40:16

I'm sure they'll give a full list of restrictions before Thursday but most newspapers online are giving a better idea of what is and isn't allowed.

TokyoSushi Sat 31-Oct-20 20:40:51

No travel out of the UK except for work. Travel within the UK 'discouraged' - On Sky News website.

Wiifitmama Sat 31-Oct-20 20:41:13

It says you can’t stay away from your home overnight. So no.

LadyPenelope68 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:46:37

No, it’s obvious

OverTheRainbow88 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:46:43

I thought holiday home was ok, but advised against.

Travel within the U.K. is Discouraged but not banned!

So we will be going to ours!

OverTheRainbow88 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:47:27

@LadyPenelope68

It’s not obvious. It says travel in U.K. is discouraged.

Doryhunky Sat 31-Oct-20 20:48:22

What if you are on holiday in the U.K. when the lockdown comes in? Can you finish your week’s holiday?

DipSwimSwoosh Sat 31-Oct-20 20:51:43

I thought it was mentioned. Travel discouraged. No holidays.

OverTheRainbow88 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:53:15

@DipSwimSwoosh

I didn’t hear no holidays?!

SheepandCow Sat 31-Oct-20 20:55:37

No non essential travel (within the UK or internationally).

That not only makes it less likely this will drag out, but it also makes things much safer for people who have a genuine need to travel.

Remember the SNP MP who travelled on a train after testing positive?
It's that sort of thing we need to avoid.

annabel85 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:55:44

DipSwimSwoosh

I thought it was mentioned. Travel discouraged. No holidays.

Who goes away in November anyway?

Not exactly holiday season.

SqidgeBum Sat 31-Oct-20 20:56:38

What I saw that boggles me was on sky news it says 'international travel outside the UK is banned except for work purposes". I am about to pop a baby so I am 100% not getting on a plane, but I was thinking how can they enforce that? How do they know that people arent travelling for work? What happens if a relative dies or gets sick abroad and you have to travel to them? I presume they cant stop citizens from other countries leaving to go home. Flights wont actually be cancelled I presume. Also, what about people coming in? You cant turn them around at passport control. It was just the fact they said 'banned' and not 'discouraged'

SheepandCow Sat 31-Oct-20 20:59:52

@SqidgeBum
Many other countries have successfully restricted their borders during the pandemic. At one point more than didn't. We were one of the outliers.

That said compassionate travel, such as visiting a very sick or dying relative, is arguably far more essential than a bankers ski work trip.

Still we're taking a step in the right direction. 8-9 months too late but it's better late than never.

notimagain Sat 31-Oct-20 21:00:40

How do they know that people arent travelling for work? What happens if a relative dies or gets sick abroad and you have to travel to them? I presume they cant stop citizens from other countries leaving to go home. Flights wont actually be cancelled I presume

In theory anything is possible - have a look at how Australia handled it, though I don't believe for one minute the UK will handle it the same way.

Bwlch Sat 31-Oct-20 21:02:36

No non essential travel (within the UK or internationally).

Travel is essential if we want to get to our second home.

SheepandCow Sat 31-Oct-20 21:03:18

I keep posting the wise words of one of the scientific experts advising the Scottish government. She talks so much sense it's worth repeating.
Professor Devi Sridhar:

Oh - to be an island in 2020.

And

22 June- given we had largely crushed the curve- we could have maintained this through expanded testing & tracing and strict checks for re-importation of cases.

And

Two approaches: either keeping borders largely open like the UK, but adopting harsh domestic restrictions to try to combat community transmission; or having very tight border controls, like Taiwan and New Zealand, but few restrictions on everyday life.

Cocklepops Sat 31-Oct-20 21:04:42

It did mentioned travel. It said stay in your home.

Ffs what is wrong with you people

LizzieSiddal Sat 31-Oct-20 21:05:19

Johnson said today that the only reasons allowed for travel are -

Medical
Food
Caring
Work
Education
Exercise
Escape from injury or harm

Holidays are NOT on the list.

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