The welcome mat is out for 'staycation' visitors across the country and, whether it's five-star luxury or a budget break, the number one ambition of tourists is that their post-lockdown escape is Covid-free.
But how do you have the best home holiday while staying safe from the coronavirus?
Sleuthing, not snooping
If you are out and about, stopping at bars, restaurants and leisure amenities, be prepared to give the manager your phone number. It's for your own sake in case you are in close contact with somebody who tests positive for the virus. You may need to be traced and offered a test.
It's not snooping but proper sleuthing by public health authorities that is needed if outbreaks are to be prevented. If you are having tea or coffee opt for a paper disposable cup.
Less is more
If a group is checking into a hotel just one person should go to the reception desk. Expect to get a sheet explaining "welcome and safety information" which sets out protocols. Look out for how often the hotel has staff clean surfaces that are often touched. If a guest leaves a table or chair, see if it is wiped down after they leave.
Once you are in your room look out for hygiene hotspots. There are plenty of them: switches and electronic controls, handles and knobs, toilet handles and seats, the shower, phones, remote controls, bedding, tables desks and nightstands, the iron, and don't forget the kettle or minibar. For peace of mind, bring your own disinfectant to give them a good rub.
Always travel with your toolkit
In the Covid-era the tool kit must include several packets of face masks or coverings, hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes. Another tip is to bring a paper towel which you can use as a physical barrier for some surfaces.
If you can sit near an open window do, although preferably stay outside. Enclosed spaces where there are a lot of people, even if they are physically distanced, should be kept to a minimum.
Camping can be one of the safer forms of holiday during Covid-19 and it's a good idea to bring the supplies you need with you to avoid having to go to shops. Bring your own cutlery. If you need to shop, go at off-peak hours. Avoid contact sports with others at the site.
Assume everyone is infected
It might seem extreme, but this mindset will act as a constant reminder to do the basics right -physical distancing, hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and wearing a face mask. The responsibility is with you because you are bound to find yourself in places where the rules are not being followed. The best advice is to exit these situations as fast as possible.