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17 March 2021

Tips To Stay Safe On Staycation

*This post is sponsored. Please see the end of the post for more details. 


Everyone is itching to get on the travel websites and book their next holiday or break away. Actually, thinking about it, a lot of people have already booked their first trip away post Covid. But even if we are allowed to book holidays, Covid is still around and it's vital for us to keep ourselves and others safe when we go away anywhere.


What are my staycation plans I hear you ask? I have a (rebooked) trip to Liverpool for August. This trip was meant to happen in March 2020 and I have rebooked it three times since so I'm praying my backside off that it still happens. You just never know anymore, do you?! 

Tips To Stay Safe On Staycation


As somebody who has been shielded for such a long time, as have so many others, I hope that others are respectful and thoughtful of the rules to keeping themselves and others around safe. I won't lie, I'll be a little nervous when I take my first trip post Covid. By then though, I should have ventured out a lot more than I have done in the last twelve months and I feel confident in going. For the last year, a trip to the hospital for a port flush is considered a day trip in my life. Says it all really, doesn't it? 


Staycations will be the trending holiday break and there's a lot of people who will be looking to booking a trip in the UK. For those who are a little edgy about taking a trip post Covid, here's some tips to stay safe on staycation:


1) CHECK  RESTRICTIONS
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Living in Wales, restrictions are a little different here to other parts of the UK. Before travelling anywhere on your staycation, check the restrictions to make sure that it's safe for you to travel to your destination. The last thing you want to do is to put yourself and others at risk!

Tips To Stay Safe On Staycation


2) STOCK  UP  ON  MASKS  &  HAND  SANITISER
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In case you hadn't noticed already, then face masks are mandatory in most shops or any places that you'll go to. Whatever masks you use, whether they're disposable or reusable, pack plenty of stick in your suitcase! Yes, make sure that you have your trusty masks with you and your hand sanitiser. Even pack a spare bottle of it, a travel sized one. I can't imagine that you'll go through a whole bottle of it during your trip, but you never know! Maybe even pack some gloves if you're a little wary too.


3) SEE  WHAT  YOUR  ACCOMODATION  IS  DOING  TO  KEEP  COVID  SAFE
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Before you book to stay in a hotel or Airbnb, check to see what the accommodation is doing to keep its guests Covid safe. If you are unhappy that the place hasn't got the proper safety measures in place, then definitely don't book to go there, even if it's an absolute bargain. Never bargain with your health and safety!

Tips To Stay Safe On Staycation


4) DO  WHAT  YOU  FEEL  COMFORTABLE  DOING
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Don't feel pressured into going out to places you don't feel comfortable in going. If you feel that the restaurant, pub, bar, coffee shop or tourist attraction doesn't feel safe for you to go to, then don't go there. I know that when I go to Liverpool, I won't go anywhere in the city which I don't consider as safe. Risking your health is NEVER worth it. 


5) REMEMBER  SOCIAL  DISTANCING
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Yep, social distancing rules still apply wherever you go, so please remember to respect social distancing and keep space between you and the person in front of you. I would sure tell people to keep their distance if they came to close to me, even if they were wearing a mask! 

Tips To Stay Safe On Staycation

I could go on and on about other safety measures to take, but I don't want people to read this post and be petrified of going anywhere ever again! As long as you keep yourself and others around you safe, then just enjoy it!


Have you booked or are planning on taking a staycation this year? Let me know!


*This post is in collaboration with Hotels.com. All travel and staycation views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer. Thank you for your support!

72 comments:

  1. As much as people say the rules aren't complicated I do think it's a little difficult to get your head around wales, scotland and england! I tried to book something for may bank holiday but it also seems that loads of trains and hotels etc aren't opening up! xx

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    1. The rules are definitely different in all four countries of the UK aren't they?!
      Maybe they're hanging fire until they get the proper confirmation to open up? xx

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  2. Oh wow I would love any kind of night away right now! I miss just being free. I feel like I've forgotten how to do so much stuff since being stuck at home. These tips are great, super helpful! It's always important to keep your wits about you wherever you are!

    Rosie

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    1. I feel you Rosie, I miss that sense of freedom too!
      I know what you mean, I feel like I'm going to have relearn everything once I'm allowed back outside again!
      It's definitely more important than ever to keep our wits about us now!

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  3. I have just booked a week in Wales for the Summer and the act of doing something so normal as booking a holiday gave me the biggest buzz ever!

    No I want to book more and more!

    This is really great advice and such an important message. We are a long way from over this and now is the time to really focus and keep following the rules or it'll never really go away. And if we are planning on travelling to different areas of the UK we really need to be sure what the restricts and rules are in each place we want to visit x

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    1. Oh that's exciting Claire! Which part of Wales are you visiting?!
      Absolutely Claire, it's so important to follow rules and make sure that we do all the right things otherwise we'll be stuck in this forever! x

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  4. These are really wonderful tips and definitely things to keep in mind when doing any kind of traveling or vacationing right now - even if it's in your hometown or nearby. I hope your trip works out!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, I hope I can go on this trip too!

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  5. Totally off topic but I'm obsessed with these flatlays!! They're literally so fresh & pretty x

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  6. I haven't taken a trip post covid (even a trip to a nearby city) for the past 12 months. I guess, facemasks are the real thing and most important factor to consider that can lower the possibility of transmission in this new normal. I hope I can go on a trip too. Thanks for all these reminders! :)

    Have a great day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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    1. I haven't either Shaira as I haven't felt safe enough to do so. Face masks are so important right now and it's so vital that people keep wearing them to stop the spread of Covid! xx

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  7. I cannot wait for the day when we can travel again. I usually go abroad every year but a change of scenery would be perfect. I want to go to Brighton this year! X

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    1. Brighton is a lovely place, just for the pier itself! x

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  8. Great tips and really important right now that everyone will be thinking about their staycations soon! I love a staycation and can't wait to explore the UK again x

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    1. Absolutely Jenny, where are you planning to visit after lockdown lovely? x

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  9. These are really fab tips! We don't go on holiday due to my boyfriend's disability, but I love where we live as it's a UK holiday destination :) xx

    Holly | www.gollymissholly.uk

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    1. Ah that's good that where you live is a good destination to be! xx

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  10. Great tips! Hand san is a must :) I don't think that I will go anywhere because uni is in Bournemouth which is a great location x

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    1. That's fair enough Caroline, get yourself down the beach as long as it's safe! x

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  11. These tips are great! Very comprehensive. Travelling safely will be super important when we're allowed again. Checking on sanitary measures provided by accommodations is a great one, it's good when places go the extra mile to keep customers safe!

    Julia x
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    1. Thank you Julia!
      Yeah I'll be looking at how each accommodation is taking care of their guests before I book to go anywhere as I want to know they're keeping us safe! x

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  12. This easter holidays I'm going to go to my countryside house: so social distance is quite assured ;) But those are really good tips: they might seem obvious but sometimes we don't take in consideration the most obvious things.
    Have a good evening!

    Eli | Curly Style

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    1. Oh that sounds lovely Eli! I think sometimes some people do forget so it's important to remind people to be sensible! x

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  13. Fantastic tips, Lucy! We had plans to stay at a caravan park this summer but I think we're going to cancel as we can't get there without relying on public transport and we're not comfortable taking trains and buses right now. Just need a little bit more time, I think.

    I hope that your Liverpool trip goes ahead as planned this time around! :)

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    1. Thank you Hayley!
      No I don't blame you for not wanting to travel on trains and buses, they're not exactly safe to travel on right now x

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  14. Love this! Summer is coming up and I'd like to book a staycation for sure. I didn't do anything last summer and barely left home so maybe this year, I'll find a safe place to getaway to! Thank you for sharing, Lucy xx

    Lynn | www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. I hope you manage to get away somewhere Lynn, I was the same last year, I didn't travel anywhere last year as I didn't think it was too safe and I preferred to stay at home! xx

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  15. Great post, stay safe love.

    xo,
    www.NataliaBosch.com

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  16. These are such great tips for staying safe during a staycation. Thanks so much for sharing them

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  17. It is scary how much goes into having a little break these days! Such a great blog post, thanks for sharing!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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    1. It's weird that we will have to think about so many things when going away anywhere now! x

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  18. Oh great advice and will be helpful as we reopen and start to travel again, thanks for posting!

    Allie of
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  19. It feels awful that we have to think of all of these things now for a trip that would usually feel so simple. I can't wait to get away for a bit now. I hope your trip happens! x

    Sophie
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    1. Yeah it's sad that there will be so many things to consider when we go away anywhere now! I hope you manage to get to go away somewhere also! x

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I can't wait to start travel again.

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  21. Do what you feel comfortable doing is such a big one! I remember back when the restrictions were briefly lifted last year I would only visit bars and restaurants that I felt comfortable in. Hopefully your trip to Liverpool in August will be able to go ahead! x

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    1. Yeah it's so important to only do what you feel comfortable in doing Faye, never put pressure on yourself! x

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  22. I would love to go on holiday! But it's just too hard to work out what is and isn't allowed, so we're just holding fire until we're actually told we can or can't go places!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. I don't blame you for holding fire to book a holiday, you just don't know how all this is going to pan out!

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  23. These tips are so useful, thank you for sharing. I am really craving some time away somewhere other than my hometown just for somewhere new to walk!

    Tash - A Girl with a View

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    1. I think it's safe to say that we're all craving to get away somewhere outside our hometown Tash! I hope you manage to get away somewhere soon lovely!

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  24. I can't wait to be able to travel around the UK and travel safely! These are some great tips, I'm really looking forward to being able to go to York, Whitby or any seaside town! X

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    1. Oh they're lovely places to visit Kayleigh, I hope you get to go to one of those places! x

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  25. Right now I would do anything to leave these 4 walls - and these tips would be so great! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to start travelling again xx

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    1. I hope you get to travel somewhere real soon Simona! xx

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  26. I really appreciate the fact that so many businesses are being transparent in terms of the steps that they are taking to keep their customers AND staff safe. I have seen a couple that only addressed the customer and (personally) that just doesn't sit right with me. I want to know that the staff are also being prioritized in light of everything going on in the world!

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    1. Absolutely Britt, it's vital that they are informing customers and guests on how they are planning to keep them safe during their stay. Staff should always be prioritised and they should be kept safe too!

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  27. What a lovely little post I loveeee the photo snapshot flatlays. We booked out holiday aboard last year for this year but with everything thats circulating about Europe were looking at cancelling and rebooking for next year and possibly going on a staycation in the weeks where we would of been in Greece. Fingers crossed for next year!

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    1. I think staycations are the way to go this Summer as Europe is going through another Covid surge so I highly doubt people will be allowed to go abroad for a holiday this year! But it's better to be safe than sorry!

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  28. Such a great post with some fab tips, there is deffo going to be a surge in staycations this year!! I reckon it'll give me an opportunity to explore more of the UK as I've spent so much time travelling around the rest of the globe. I'm excited to get back to any aspect of travelling xx

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    1. Thank you Della!
      I'd like to think that we will all take the chance to go on staycations this year and explore the UK more! xx

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  29. These are some great suggestions to help people stay safe. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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    1. Thank you Lauren, I hope you're staying safe lovely!

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  30. These are brilliant tips! I can definitely use a staycation now!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  31. Thanks for sharing, these are great tips for when we are allowed to go on holiday, which I hope is soon :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Thank you Nic, I hope you get to go away soon!

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  32. Great tips, I feel as though some are doing things better than us! Spain definitely seem to have the mask situ down! xx

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    1. Considering Spain was one of the worst affected countries, they do seem to be doing things pretty well! xx

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  33. These are really helpful tips. I'm looking forward to going on a staycation but haven't booked anything yet.

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I hope you get to go on a staycation this year!

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  34. Great post. I really like the idea of Staycation. I will put this on my list to do. It is best to use safety and caution like you mentioned in your post.

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    1. Staycations are definitely the holiday trend for this year Tammy!

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  35. Oh Lucy you nailed it in this one post. So many people are eager to go on staycations after the pandemic and these are great tips to stay safe on staycations. I love all of them especially the one about checking restrictions. Checking restrictions is a great way to stay safe and prevent yourself from getting into trouble. The fact that you booked a trip to Liverpool is so lovely. I hope you are able to go.

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    1. Oh thank you Ruth!
      It's so important that we keep ourselves safe if and when we go on our staycations this year, we've all got to keep each other safe!
      I hope I can go too and I hope you manage to get away somewhere too!

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  36. I am really excited to go away again, but very nervous too. My boyfriend and I are going to centre parcs. It's out in the forest, away from large crowds and they seem to have good Covid policies so far. I am still a bit worried but I like the fact they have a covid policy in case we change our minds. Thanks for sharing!

    Em x

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    1. I understand babe, I'll be a little nervous when I go away anywhere too, Center Parcs is the perfect getaway and I hope you have an amazing time. It sounds like they're being Covid safe which is good to hear x

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