How times have changed since last summer. With flights being cancelled, borders being shut, and having to self-isolate when going to or from certain countries – the current situation doesn’t exactly lend itself to international travel. However, this doesn’t mean you have to stay locked up at home. With restrictions slowly being lifted and businesses reopening up across the country, there is plenty you can see and enjoy from the UK.
Tourist at Home
Whether you’re craving a city break, or you want to get out into nature – the UK has got you covered. If you’ve lived somewhere you’re whole life, the chances are you’ve never treated your home country like a tourist destination. Well, now is the perfect time for you to do just that. You can explore the coast lines, the capital, or even go camping. One of the best things about the UK is how easy it is to travel, especially thanks to its trainlines. With Grand Central Rail you can get exactly where you need to be.
There are a number of things you can do to stay safe while travelling the country. Wear a mask for the duration of your journey on public transport. Try and keep two meters apart from those around you. Wash your hands regularly and if you don’t have access to a sink, it’s a good idea to carry around a bottle of hand sanitizer with you. You will have heard these rules time and time again but for a very good reason. The current guidelines in place not only to protect you, but everyone around you. They’re small things but they make so much difference.
Everyone is responding to lifted lockdown restrictions at their own pace. You may have noticed some people jumped at the chance at being able to go back to a pub, whereas others still get nervous having a friend over in the garden. You might feel a pressure to start doing everything now, after not being able to do much for so long. It’s important to take small steps and feel confident, rather than do too much too soon and set yourself back. You don’t need to compare yourself to others, you should do what you’re comfortable with.
Whenever you make the decision to travel, make sure to follow the safety guidelines in place and you’re happy with your plan. When you’re ready, where would you like to travel next?