Latest on Brits going on holiday in UK as government gives update

As uncertainty still remains over trips abroad, many Brits have asked about the possibility of a staycation.

Travel restrictions have been imposed and flight schedules slashed to stop people in the UK making foreign visits.

Currently, businesses providing holiday accommodation including hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, caravan parks, boarding houses, and short term lets should remain closed for leisure related stays.

No person should stay overnight away from their own home for a holiday or similar purpose.

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But as lockdown restrictions ease further, there has been talk over holidays being allowed within the country.

Date set for when holidays in UK will be allowed

Holidays within the UK could return as soon as the beginning of July if the spread of coronavirus can be kept down, the Culture Secretary has said.

Oliver Dowden suggested in May that staycations may be permitted this summer.

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He told the Downing Street press conference: "I would love to get the tourism sector up as quickly as we possibly can.

"We've set this very ambitious plan to try and get it up and running by the beginning of July."

The Government's target is July 4 to reopen the UK tourism sector.

Speaking later in the House of Commons, Mr Dowden said: "Self-let accommodation has a lower risk, so I would hope that is at the front of the queue."

Northern Ireland's hotels can reopen from July 20 as long as the rate of infection is under control, Stormont economy minister Diane Dodds said.

The July 20 date covers guesthouses, guest accommodation, B&Bs, hotels and hostels.

A tourism steering group will be asked to work with the sector to explore what facilities and amenities can safely be made available by hotels and recommendations will be brought to the Executive in due course.

Holiday and home parks, caravan sites and self-catering properties are also covered by the July 20 date.