When Can Coach Trips Resume?
Based on the current Government Roadmap the following key dates have been set out for Coach Travel:
- No Earlier Than 12th April 2021
Private hire coach tours are only permitted for a private group of a single household/support bubble. The coach driver and tour guide do not count towards the single household/support bubble rule.
- No Earlier Than 17th May 2021
Large coach trips and tours with multiple groups are permitted in line with the wider social contact limits – in a group of 6 people or 2 households.
What Safety Measures Must be In Place?
At the time of writing this article all coach tour companies must ensure that social distancing is in place and face masks are being worn on their services. This is due to be reviewed and hopefully removed on June 21st 2021 allowing coaches to be full once again with zero social distancing or face masks. The Government Roadmap has already changed during the Covid Pandemic and could change once again.
Is Coach Travel Safe?
Essential coach travel has been running throughout the pandemic and seen as a safe method of transport. Primarily non essential coach travel was restricted to stop potential movement of the virus & not entirely because there was a high risk of contracting the virus from another passenger on the journey.
When Government guidance is followed it is fair to say that coach travel is safe, otherwise the Government would simply not allow it.
When Will Coach Travel Return to Pre-Covid Operations?
It is hard to say when coach travel will definitely be restriction free however there is a strong possibility that it will be on June 21st 2021. This is when the Government plans to remove all social distancing restrictions based on their current road map.
You can find the up to date travel information from the UK Government by clicking HERE.
What are Family Outings Procedures To Keep Passengers Safe?
Please see our 6 steps to safer travel by clicking HERE. Although this was set out for Summer 2020 these safety measures are still in place until the UK Government removes restrictions.
Where Can I Find Your Family Friendly Coach Trips Departing From Teesside?
All of our family friendly coach trips departing from Teesside can be found by clicking HERE.