WE'RE GOOD TO GO SCHEME
Last updated: 18th September 2021
Hotels, restaurants and attractions are close to "back-to-normal". Some attractions still require advance booking for pre-determined time slots so please check before making plans. The legal requirements surrounding social distancing and wearing face-masks have been lifted but people are still expected and recommended to wear face-coverings in crowded places such as public transport.
Entry requirements for international visitors: Entry requirements for entering England will depend upon where you have been in the last 10 days. From October 4th countries will be placed on either a red list or a rest of the world list. If you are arriving into England before the 4th October - the existing rules for red, amber and green countries applies - please see the UK Government website for details.
From the 4th October if your departing country is on the rest of the world list e.g. the USA, Canada, Australia and many more, you have not been to a country/territory on the red list in the last 10 days, and you have been fully-vaccinated for at least 14 days; providing that your vaccination is eligible under the UK Government rules, you do not need to quarantine when you enter England. You will need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of your arrival in England - this test must be booked and paid for before departing your country. No other tests are necessary. If the day 2 test proves negative you can continue your holiday uninterrupted. Full details on which vaccinations are eligible can be found here.
If your departing country is on the rest of the world list and you are not fully-vaccinated or you do not qualify under the fully-vaccinated rules then you will need to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test, take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 in England, take a COVID-19 test on day 8 in England and you will need to quarantine for 10 days at the place where you are staying. You may be able to finish this quarantine early through the UK Government's Test To Release Scheme. This scheme allows you to take a private test on your 5th full day in England. If the results from this test prove negative you will no longer need to quarantine - but you will still need to do the test on day 8.
If you have been in a country/territory on the red list in the last 10 days you are not allowed to enter England unless you are a British or Irish National or you have residence rights in the UK. All such residents will need to pre-book a quarantine hotel package and quarantine in this hotel upon arrival.
For full details and the latest information on entry requirements into England please visit the UK Government website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england#fully-vaccinated
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.
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.