Clarification for tourism on Christmas guidance

Clarification for tourism on Christmas guidance

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Christmas hotel measures

To provide further clarity on the Christmas exemption for hotels and other accommodation that are allowed to open between 22 and 28 December 2020; Accommodation may open during this period for people to stay in order to be located near their Christmas bubbles.

The regulations state under the closure of holiday accommodation does not apply during the period beginning with 22nd December 2020 and ending with 28th December 2020.

This exemption allows individuals and households to travel into and out of Tier 3 on the 22nd December to stay at a hotel or other accommodation and leave on the 28th December to travel home.

However people travelling on the 22nd December must not see their Christmas bubble until the 23rd December when the Christmas period begins. “Christmas period” means the period beginning with 23rd December 2020 and ending with 27th December 2020 when people are allowed to meet their Christmas bubble.

Likewise people travelling home from the hotel or other accommodation provider on the 28th December must not meet with their Christmas bubble again after the 27th.

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