We missed our half term Broads trip because of local restrictions, now the government have made it nationwide which will affect many more people’s holidays.
The usual arguments are raging around the Facebook groups, the same arguments that surfaced back in March when we were put in lockdown.
People are looking for loopholes, but it is quite clear that overnight stays are not allowed, not that they are advised against, they are NOT allowed.
Here is a section on travel from the government’s website:
“Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed- including holidays in the UK and abroad. This includes staying in a second home, if you own one, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with. There are specific exceptions, for example if you need to stay away from home (including in a second home) for work purposes.”
I don’t wish to heap more misery on us all but one thing that concerns me amongst all the other concerns is the fact that come December 2nd we won’t be in the clear we then revert to the tier system and what tier you are in will depend on rates of infection in your area.
In the Greater Manchester area, we have had local restrictions since the end of July which means since March, we have had three weeks without restrictions of some kind. Is it any wonder that lots of people have been bending the rules? In fact, saying they have been bending the rules might be doing them an injustice as the rules seemed to change daily so maybe it was a case of ignorance not rebellion for a lot of people.