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What is self-contained accommodation?


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Key dates on the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown are inching closer and closer.

The next date, April 12, it set to see domestic holidays allowed once more.

From then, people in England will be allowed to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation with members of their household and/or bubble.

With hotels and B&Bs staying closed until at least May 17, here’s what you need to know about what sets self-contained accommodation apart.

What does ‘self-contained accommodation’ mean?

Self-contained accommodation is a place that does not require you to share a bathroom, entry/exit, catering, or sleeping area with people other than those in your party.

This can help you keep brushes with others to an absolute minimum.

International travel is still off the cards (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Examples of self-contained accommodation include campsites and holiday lets, while hotels and B&Bs don’t qualify.

Provided the pandemic does not necessitate any delays, April 12 will also see the return of outdoor dining at pubs, the reopening of non-essential shops, nail salons, hairdressers, libraries and outdoor attractions in England.

In Scotland, you’ll be able to stay overnight in self-contained accommodation from April 26, and in Northern Ireland from April 15, while it’s been allowed in Wales from March 27.

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