Latest Coronavirus Update – May 5th 2021
As we look forward to the 17th May 2021 and the potential next phase of unlocking by our Government, we thought it might be useful to give you each Governments links to their webpage for all the latest Coronavirus information.
England - www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Scotland - www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
Northern Ireland - www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19
**Good news if all goes to plan the Isle of Man will be opening their borders on 28 June 2021**
European Commission Coronavirus Response – www.ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response_en
Here is a summary of the proposed changes in stage 3 (17th May 2021) which is to be confirmed by the UK Government in the coming days.
No earlier than 17th May 2021:
Pubs and restaurants will open for indoor service.
Hotels, B&Bs & Guesthouses will re-open, but the rule of 6 applies.
Pubs and restaurants can open for indoor service, but the rule of 6 applies.
Most restrictions on outdoor activities will be lifted, subject to a limit of 30 people.
Cinemas & Theatres to re-open.
More information on International travel will be given (Potential traffic light system) but will not resume any earlier than 17th May 2021. (TBC)
As always if and when anything changes that may impact your tours booked with us, we will be in touch with you as soon as we can.
important news regarding grants for coach operators
Now that Coach Operators have been added to the list of eligible businesses, please click the below picture to read the article on how to apply for the grant! Please share this news so we can spread the word to others in our industry.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE UK
The following guidelines outline travel in a 'no deal' scenario published by the European Commission and UK Government.
UK citizens visiting Ireland will continue to enjoy free movement in accordance with the Common Travel Area arrangements between Ireland & the UK, which means that passports still will not be required for entry into Ireland.
If your travelling to the EU after Brexit, please follow the below link for the most up to date information.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE HORSE TRAMS
ON THE ISLE OF MAN FOR 2019
A decision has been made with respect to works on the promenade that has affected the ongoing operation of the horse trams for the remainder of the 2019 season. There is currently works undergoing directly in line with the tram tracks which means not only is it not safe to run the trams but they couldn’t even if they wanted too.
With this in mind we must inform you that the horse trams have now ceased operation for the 2019 season. This is to aid the reconstruction of the promenade and hopefully speed things up allowing them to open at the beginning of the 2020 season.
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