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Guided tours update

Guided tours of up to 30 people may take place indoors or outdoors provided businesses undertake risk assessments in line with this guidance document and put any necessary mitigations in place. The Govt. document referenced was updated yesterday, see here point 2.2.2. 

'Rule of Six' update 

While we await detailed tourism-related guidance, the general rule of six principle is that businesses that are operating in accordance with current Covid secure guidance will be able to continue doing as they are currently, provided that individual groups of visitors/guests obey the Rule of Six.

For example, pubs, restaurant, attractions will continue to be able to host people at their current capacity provided that individual groups of customers obey the Rule of Six.  

Primary Guidance Updated for 'Rule of Six'

All the Primary Guidance for businesses has been updated to take account of the new requirements including the Guidance for:

  • Close Contact Services 
  • Heritage locations
  • Hotels and other Guest Accommodation
  • Restaurants, Pubs and Bars
  • The Visitor Economy

Examples of the updated primary guidance include:

Heritage sites

Venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines can host more than 6 people in total, but no one should visit or socialise in a group of greater than 6. It is also important that people from different households (who are not meeting as a support bubble) remain socially distanced.

Visitor Economy

• From 14 September, customers can only visit in groups of up to 6 people (unless they are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than 6)

• Guided tours of up to 30 people may take place indoors or outdoors provided businesses undertake risk assessments in line with this guidance document and put any necessary mitigations in place.

• Meetings of up to 30 people indoors are allowed in permitted venues if social distancing can be maintained and the venue can demonstrate it has followed the COVID-19 guidance.

Accommodation

• From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than six.

• Meetings of up to 30 people indoors are allowed in permitted venues if social distancing can be maintained and the venue can demonstrate it has followed the COVID-19 guidance.

Restaurants and Pubs

• From 14 September, customers can only visit in groups of up to 6 people (unless they are visiting as a household or support bubble which is larger than 6)

• Venues following COVID-19 secure guidelines can host more than 6 people in total, but no one should visit or socialise in a group of greater than 6  

More updates

Further to the announcement, the following have also been published:

Updated Coronavirus FAQs: what you can and can’t do

From Monday 14 September people can still go on holiday in England, the distance travelled will not be restricted but they should not go on holiday with people outside their household (including bubble) in a group larger than 6 people. The guidance for someone who becomes unwell on holidays has not changed.

Meeting with others safely (social distancing)

This new guidance provides details on social distancing, seeing friends and family and rules in other venues.

New campaign to prevent spread of coronavirus indoors this winter

The ‘Hands. Face. Space’ public information campaign urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak.

The latest information and advice for businesses from Visit Britain

Government updates affecting the tourism industry following the Prime Minister's press conference on 9 September

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