With many shops and offices starting to open across the UK, this inews article outlines some of the facts around the latest lockdown rules and how this will affect hospitality, including hotels, B&Bs and other holiday accommodation

In the 50-page dossier outlining the government’s plans for releasing lockdown were listed the businesses and ventures which must remain closed for the time being, including holiday accommodation, specifically hotels, hostels, B&Bs, holiday rentals, campsites and boarding houses, other than those housing the homeless and vulnerable, keyworkers, people displaced from their own homes and keyworkers.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson now says he hopes “to reopen at least some of the hospitality industry and other public places, provided they’re safe and enforce social distancing” from 4 July at the very earliest “if and only if the numbers support it”.

Hotels and other accommodation will have to be able to meet “Covid-19 secure guidelines” or may not be permitted to reopen.

The article then outlines the position on staycations, and on refunds for cancelled travel by brand.

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