CORONAVIRUS

UPDATE
&

WE'RE GOOD TO GO SCHEME

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Last updated: 12th April 2021

The UK Government has a road-map in place for the relaxation of the COVID restrictions in England over the coming months. Key points impacting visitors are:

From the 17th May (at the earliest) - the hospitality industry will be re-opened: hotels, guest-houses, restaurants, pubs, indoor museums.

From the 21st June (at the earliest) - most remaining COVID restrictions removed e.g. the limits on numbers for large events.

Certain elements of the hospitality and tourism industry have been able to re-open since April 12th. Visitors to Bath can now stay overnight in self-contained accommodation e.g. Airbnb, and restaurants and pubs can open to serve food in outdoor settings. Outdoor attractions have also opened e.g. Stonehenge, and tours are possible. For further details on what has re-opened since April 12th, including details of places where you can dine in Bath, please visit my Blog post here.

Entry requirements for international visitors: To facilitate the return of international travel, the UK Government's Global Travel Taskforce has recommended a traffic-light system where departure countries are placed on either a green, amber or red list depending on factors in the departure country such as the percentage of the population that have been vaccinated and the rate of infection. Entry requirements into England will depend on the list that the departure country is listed on. Visitors travelling from countries on the green list will not need to quarantine on arrival but will need to take a pre-departure covid test and will need to take a PCR test within 2 days of arriving into England. It is hoped that this system will be launched from the 17th May but this date will not be confirmed until the beginning of May when the UK Government will also announce which countries will be on what list. As soon as I have more information I will update you. Until May 17th the existing requirements remain in place.  Full details on the current restrictions in place in the United Kingdom, including information for overseas visitors, can be found on the UK Government website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Would you like to see a live virtual tour of Bath whilst you are unable to travel? I am running live virtual tours of Bath which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Please message me for details. 

WE'RE GOOD TO GO

Bath Insider Tours has been awarded the "We're Good to Go" certification by the National Tourism Board of England to recognise it is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has appropriate measures in place. This certification is recognised by the World Travel & Tourism Council for meeting its global standardised health and hygiene protocols. Bath Insider Tours is good to go and I am looking forward to showing visitors around once again!

All of my tours, except the new 2 hour public walking tour, are private which gives you the advantage and reassurance of being just you and your family/friends on the tour.
 

If you are booking a tour please be aware:

  • All tours requiring transport will use a private, licensed vehicle which will have been cleaned for your tour. It will be just you, your family/friends and I in the vehicle.
     

  • All guests are asked to wear a face-covering when they are inside the vehicle, I will also be wearing a face-covering in the vehicle. If you do not have a face-covering I will provide disposable ones.
     

  • Face-coverings are not required when we are outdoors but if you prefer to wear one please do. I will have a face-visor with me which I will wear if you would like me to.
     

  • For my 2 hour public walking tour I will encourage and help guests to adopt appropriate social distancing between different households. To assist with this I have limited the group size of this public tour to 10 people.
     

  • Hand-sanitiser is available for all tours.
     

  • Attractions are restricting visitor numbers and all visits have to be pre-booked for a specific time-slot. If this applies to your tour (e.g. Stonehenge tours) I will book your tickets and the appropriate time-slot upon receipt of your booking. Please ensure that you are ready for pick-up at the start time specified for your tour.
     

  • Attractions have introduced their own measures to allow them to safely re-open. Where appropriate I have highlighted these on the individual tour page.
     

  • To support the NHS Test and Trace I am required to ask you for a contact number. This data along with your name will be kept on record for 21 days. During this time it will only be shared with the NHS Test and Trace if it is required to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
     

  • If you or a member of your group are feeling unwell before the tour please call me to cancel the tour. All tours that are cancelled up to an hour before the start time of the tour will receive a full refund minus any 3rd party costs that have already been incurred (e.g. card transaction fee, admission tickets).
     

The above measures will remain in place until the UK Government and Industry COVID-19 advice deem that they are no longer necessary.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to
contact me.