An update for supporters

As the country continues to ease lock-down measures imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel and tourism is starting to make a tentative return.

  • From today (4 July) families in England are allowed to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation which includes self-catering cottages and apartments, caravans with their own bathroom facilities, hotels and bed and breakfasts.
  • Self-catering holiday accommodation reopened in Northern Ireland on the 26 June, and hotels followed suit yesterday.
  • Wales are due to take a decision on the 9 July which, if given the go-ahead, is likely to take effect from the 13 July.
  • In Scotland you can already book self-contained accommodation. All other holiday accommodation can reopen from the 15 July.

This is very welcome news for many of our fantastic partners and supporters who work in the industries affected.

Here at the Family Holiday Association we are keeping a close eye on the situation to see when we may be able to start giving families breaks again.

When we re-start our breaks programme it will be because government guidance allows it and our five key conditions have been met.

At the moment this is not the case. However the situation is changing all the time and we will continue to monitor and review our decision-making as it develops.

We are acutely aware that the enforced lock-down will have put an additional strain on so many families and we desperately want to help. We will continue to work hard to ensure that when the time comes, we are ready and able to act.


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