Coronavirus Holidaymaker Update, updated 22 May 2020

The below information has been put together to update holidaymakers on the current position re cottage holidays in the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

Can I still holiday in the UK?

As at 24/3/2020 the government put the UK on a lockdown to control and minimise the spread of coronavirus and save lives.  The government has now published plans to ease the lockdown, and according to the exit plan, all being well, holidays within England (for people living in England) may be possible from 4 July.  However, this is a fluid situation and dates are not certain as the government are constantly monitoring the situation.

  • The situation is clearer for some parts of the UK than others as Wales, Scotland and Ireland have different exit strategies to England.
  • Wales has a traffic light exit plan which doesn’t yet specify proposed dates when people will be able to holiday in Wales but rather different phases and suggests that cottages may be able to reopen in the Amber phase.
  • Scotland has not yet announced details of their exit plan with proposed dates, so it's unclear when people may be able to take cottage breaks in Scotland currently.
  • Ireland’s exit plan suggests that holidays within the country may be permitted from 20 July.

Check arrangements and booking conditions with cottage agencies and independent owners prior to booking.