Coronavirus Outbreak in the UK, updated March 2021

Following the Covid pandemic lockdowns in the UK, on the 22/2/21, the UK government announced their planned roadmap out of lockdown.

The below applies to residents of the UK looking to book a holiday in the UK or Northern Ireland.
 

Is it possible to book a holiday in the UK now?

Following the Covid lockdowns in the UK, you can now book a cottage break in England, Wales or Scotland (it is not yet possible to holiday in Northern Ireland). Individual cottages have their own specific booking terms and conditions.  As always, you are strongly advised to ensure that you take out appropriate holiday insurance.
 
 

Rules and Important Dates for Cottage Holidays in the UK

For Holidays in England (for residents of England, Wales or Scotland)

Cottage holidays with your single household or with your support bubble are now allowed in England (no household mixing permitted).

From 17 May - 2 households are allowed to holiday together (of any size) or 6 people (from up to 6 households).

 

 

For Holidays in Wales (for residents of Wales and England)

Cottage holidays are now allowed for single households or your support bubble.  Two households are also now allowed to holiday together as an extended household, as long as 10 days have elapsed since either household was part of another extended household.  In limited circumstances, a third household can join too, read the rules here.


For Holidays in Scotland (for residents of Scotland, England and Wales)

Cottage holidays with your single household or with your support bubble are now allowed in Scotland.

From 17 May, in most parts of Scotland (except Glasgow city and Moray) up to 6 people from 3 different households will be allowed to stay together in self-catering accommodation.


Rules on Cottage Breaks in Northern Ireland

For holidaymakers who live in Northern Ireland it is now possible to holiday in self-catering accommodation in Northern Ireland with your household or support bubble.
 
If you are unsure, do check that you meet the rules with the appropriate owner or agency before booking.

 

The UK government's roadmap out of lockdown has more detail.

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