Visit Bude with your Christmas Bubble

On 26th November, government announced that Cornwall would be placed into Tier 1, and Devon would be Tier 2.

We’ll be updating this Vist Bude with your Christmas Bubble page as we confirm which hotels, B&B’s and holiday cottages will be offering short-breaks, and which attractions, restaurants and activities will be operating during the Christmas period.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Bude!

Where can I stay for five-nights from 23rd December?

Click here for availability…

The guidance for what you can do and where you can go between the 23rd and the 27th December has been released…

  • you can form an exclusive Christmas bubble composed of people from no more than three households
  • you can only be in one Christmas bubble
  • you cannot change your Christmas bubble
  • you can travel between tiers and UK nations for the purposes of meeting your Christmas bubble
  • you can only meet your Christmas bubble in private homes or in your garden, places of worship, or public outdoor spaces (ie., not in pubs and restaurants)
  • you can continue to meet people who are not in your Christmas bubble outside your home according to the rules in the tier where you are staying
  • you cannot meet someone in a private dwelling who is not part of your household or Christmas bubble
  • If someone is in your Christmas bubble, you can visit each other’s homes and stay overnight, including in private rented accommodation.

The Rule of Six will not be enforced during the Christmas bubble…

…but please be sensible and keep group sizes to a minimum.

Everyone is allowed to form a Christmas bubble.
There are three main rules:

  • you can only be in one Christmas bubble
  • you cannot change your Christmas bubble
  • your Christmas bubble should not include people from more than three households

People in a Christmas bubble are allowed to stay in private rented accommodation but…. are not allowed to meet in any other indoor setting, such as a pub, hotel, retail, theatre, or restaurant. In these settings, people have to comply with the rules that apply to the Tier in which they are meeting.

But Christmas bubbles are able to meet others outdoors in public places such as:

  • parks, beaches, parts of the countryside open to the general public
  • public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
  • allotments
  • playgrounds

according to the rules of the tier system you are staying in.


Travel and overnight stays with your Christmas bubble

Between 23 and 27 December, you may travel between tiers and other nations of the UK if necessary to meet with other households in your Christmas bubble or return home. Once at your destination, you should follow the rules in that tier.

You should not travel to see your bubble before 23 December, or travel back after the 27 December except in exceptional circumstances (for example, if a member of your Christmas bubble develops symptoms of COVID-19 and you are required to self-isolate). Anyone travelling to or from Northern Ireland may travel on the 22 and 28 December.

Transport routes may be busier than normal. Plan your journey and check for disruption before you leave to help keep everyone safe when travelling for Christmas. You should avoid making unnecessary stops during your journey. Where possible, avoid sharing a car with people not in your household.

If you plan to travel to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should read guidance from ScotlandWales or Northern Ireland before you travel.

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