Everyone needs a break from the usual routine and this year perhaps even more so. A change of scene, the chance to revisit places with treasured memories, or explore somewhere new can really lift your mood and improve your wellbeing, but there’s a few things to consider before you go.
Whether it’s a short weekend trip, or a longer holiday with some of the family, there are many UK holiday options to choose from, depending on your health, general mobility, and budget. Below we explore some of the top destinations you could explore this year and some things to consider before you begin your holiday.
The COVID guidelines
Currently, the British public can only go on holiday and stay overnight with one other household, including one person who may be in a bubble with either household. Although lockdown measures have been reduced nationally, individual cities and towns could have stricter measures if their cases are high, so it’s important to stay up to date with changes to ensure you avoid these places if you are planning a trip.
Remember to pack your face masks and hand sanitiser to protect yourself and others against the virus. Face masks are now mandatory on public transport and in shops in England, and it’s vital to remember the one metre plus or two metre social distancing rule.
Being prepared is the key to a stress-free holiday whether you’re going on a family holiday that includes young children and older relatives and need to plan activities for all ages, or just need to be sure you take the right equipment.
Things to think about when planning a holiday include journey length, accessibility of the accommodation and suitable activities to stay occupied. If you need some support using the car you may benefit from a swivel seat, to improve comfort and reduce twisting when getting in and out of your seat. If you usually require support at home you may consider taking some portable equipment with you that you can use at the accommodation, such as a clip on raised toilet seat.
If you are older or living with a health condition that affects your bladder, finding out where the local toilets are can set your mind at ease. You may wish to take a radar key that offers access to over 9,000 disabled toilets across the country to give you access to the facilities you need.
Enjoy a seaside holiday
From Norfolk to Cornwall, the UK proudly offers a range of seaside destinations where you can enjoy the fresh air, relax on the beach and visit the vibrant coastal towns. Seaside holidays are great for a range of people and mobility levels and offer the chance to explore different scenery and relax how you want to.