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10.09.20: Covid-19 Update Following the 'Rule of 6' Government Update

Date Added 10/09/2020

Safe and Legal Travel - Within 'The Rule of Six'!

We are writing to reassure our customers that the Government’s announcement

(on Wednesday 9th September) about social gatherings being limited to six people,

does NOT affect any coach hires, day trips and holidays you have booked with us.


There are exemptions that cover what businesses such as ours are allowed to
safely and legally offer compared with informal and private events. Here is the important

distinction from the guidance that applies to coach trips and group visits:


Businesses and venues following COVID-19 Secure guidelines can host larger groups.
Premises or locations which are COVID-19 Secure will be able to hold more than 30 people,
subject to their own capacity limits, although any individual groups should not interact with
anyone outside of the group they are attending with.


In other words, group events are permitted when professionally organised by businesses
who have made risk assessments and put in place good practices for COVID safety.


When booking our holidays and day trips, you are seated in your own bubbles socially
distanced from other passengers. For example, a single traveller will occupy a double seat
and be asked to sit near the window. A couple or those in their family bubbles can sit
together but will be socially distanced from other passengers. Coach hire organisers are

Being asked to do the same with their groups.

We are also asking for all passengers to wear a face covering (unless medically exempt)

and we are encouraging hand washing and sanitising at all stops.


We have robust COVID secure risk assessments and Safe Operating Procedures in place,

and there are risk assessments in place for all the hotels and venues we are using too.


We hope this provides reassurance and helps you to understand the distinction
between what is legally permitted privately and what is permitted within a business setting.

 

Thanks and best wishes from the Johnsons team.

 

Click here to view our Safe Operating Procedures.

 

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