THE Prime Minister has announced that holidays in England can go ahead from April 12, if coronavirus cases continue to go down.
Interest is expected to surge in English seaside breaks following the announcement, with pent up demand from millions of Brits who've been banned from all travel since the beginning of the year.
From April 12, people from the same household will be able to book self-contained holiday lets such as holiday homes, and from May 17 group
From May 17, hotels are allowed to reopen and holiday homes can be let to groups of up to six people from different households or groups from two households with no cap on size.
From June 21, holiday homes can be let to groups of all sizes
However, dates for the relaxation of rules are not set in stone. Holidays will only happen on the condition that coronavirus cases continue to fall and vaccines still roll out at pace.
For those who haven't yet booked a staycation, there are some great deals on seaside breaks:
- August seven-night breaks with Haven from £549 per stay
- Hoseasons three-night breaks from £295 per stay
- Park Holidays three-night breaks in Essex, Devon, Kent, Suffolk and Sussex from £383 per stay
- Pontins staycations from £74 per family
- Cottages.com Norfolk three-night breaks from £569
- Holiday homes, lodges and cottages three-night breaks with Snaptrip from £61 per stay
- Shorefield Holidays breaks from £509 per stay
- Hotel rooms with Booking.com from £49 per room
- Away Resorts Summer school holiday breaks from £242 per stay
There are discounts to a number of popular coastal destinations, including Norfolk and Kent.
Some of the cheapest deals are for Pontins, with holidays from £74 per family
Back in January The Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Brits should be able to enjoy a "happy and free Great British summer" once most adults have received the Covid jab.
And despite the restrictions, a number of Brits booked holidays in the UK earlier in the year.
This led to holiday companies predicting a sell-out summer of staycations as bookings surged.
Cottages, lodges and holiday parks all saw price rises as demand increased. In fact, some families have even been put on waiting lists for Cornwall.
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