Are you planning for a post-covid city break this year? If so, keep reading!
It’s no doubt that things are going to be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a fab time.
From masks to cleaning standards, we’ve got a handy guide to help you out if you’re planning a city guide post covid.
If we follow all the rules correctly and are sensible with our choices, we can all enjoy a much-deserved break.
So, whether you’re living it up a city like Liverpool, or you fancy some history in Edinburgh, here’s what to expect this year.
1. Flexible Stays
Flexibility in your post-covid city break is very important, for not only your own peace of mind but your guests too!
With City Lodgers, you can find the property you’d like in your city of choice and book your room for the summer.
If you’re wanting a flexible stay, be sure to contact our team who will be on hand to help you with any questions – big or small.
At the end of the day, who knows if there will be another lockdown, so whoever you choose to stay with this summer, opt for a flexible stay.
2. Cleaning Precautions
When booking a city break post-covid, there’s bound to be very strict cleaning precautions to ensure safety for yourself and others.
Businesses across the UK will be required to follow national guidance, including social distancing and cleanliness protocols.
Of course, when staying in any accommodation, it will be thoroughly cleaned before and after your stay, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help out.
Leaving your accommodation once you’re done with it in a clean state will go a long way and is just generally a kind thing to do!
This goes for personal hygiene as well, like when you’re picking up your keys, or meeting anyone during your stay.
Don’t forget to bring your post-covid essentials with you, which we will cover in our next point!
3. Post COVID Essentials
Who’d have thought that wearing a mask and carrying around countless tubs of hand sanitiser would become the new norm?!
When going on your post-covid city break, you need to ensure you’ve got all these important items with you.
Essentials will include things like gloves, hand sanitisers, visors, hand soap, disinfectant wipes, spray, and of course – masks!
Don’t worry too much if you forget your masks, because there are plenty you can get in shops, but it’s best you try and remember it.
If you’re struggling to get your hands on masks, it might be worth looking online on websites like Amazon, where there are plenty to choose from.
4. Medical Kits
This may sound a little over precautious, but trust us, you can expect a big rise in medical kits when it comes to post-covid city breaks!
There’s nothing worse than becoming unwell on a relaxing break, and having nothing to help make you feel better – right?
So, we’d definitely recommend buying yourself a handy little bag and filling it with things like paracetamol, cough sweets, and plasters.
This bag will definitely become your saviour, and you’ll end up being very thankful for it if you become unwell!
Usually when staying in a rented accommodation, some form of medical kit will be provided, but you should still be prepared nonetheless.
5. Travel Etiquette
One main thing to expect on our post-covid city break is the change in travel etiquette, with things like social distancing most likely still in place.
Even little things, like giving someone a handshake – it’s just not post-covid etiquette anymore!
You will most likely have to adhere to the rules of social distancing and keep close human contact to a very minimum.
Say, for example, someone you’re meeting whilst on your city break wants to break the lockdown rules and meet in a large group.
You have to consider the effects of this, and a way to decline politely, to keep yourself, and others safe!
6. Fewer Places For Shorter Durations
Depending on the current national rules laid out by the government, you may be able to visit and outdoor area like a zoo or theme park.
On your city break, you need to consider going to fewer places, for shorter durations, with many venues offering time limits.
Many visitors will have to book their time slot online, and stick to that time slot, so the space doesn’t get too crowded.
This may mean you’ll actually be able to visit and see fewer places, which is, of course a massive shame, but it has to be done.
Try and see it as a positive, at least you’re able to explore the cool city you’re staying in for your city break – even if it’s minimal!
7. More Walking
It’s no doubt that walking has become increasingly more popular over lockdown, with many people using it as an “escape from reality!”
And we can’t blame them, walking can not only be incredibly relaxing, but super healthy and great for our wellbeing.
When you’re on your post-covid city break, expect more walking trips with takeaway coffees as opposed to nightclubs and restaurant dinners.
Of course, it all really depends when you go on your city break and what restrictions are in place, but definitely expect more walking!
Don’t see this as a negative though, walking is going to give you a great excuse to explore the city you’re visiting and get plenty of Insta pics.
8. Less Eating Out
Again, this point is really going to depend on the current restrictions in place at the time of your post-covid city break.
But as a whole, you should probably be making the conscious decision to eat out less, purely for yourself and other people’s safety!
We’re not saying you have to never go out for a meal ever again, because everyone loves a cheeky meal out – right?
But try and limit the number of times you’re going out for meals when you’re away because it’s just the sensible thing to do atm.
Opt for summery picnics in an outside space, where COVID-19 is a lesser risk!
We hope you found this post-covid city break plan useful, and you’re feeling a little more prepared in terms of what to expect. Don’t let this blog bog you down though, because this is one step in the right direction back to normality! If we all take these points seriously, we can have fun, but still, be safe in the process. Planning on a city break in London in 2021? Check out our best apps for London travel blog here!