CORONAVIRUS FAQs

It’s likely you’ll have questions about travelling or any future trips you’re considering during this time. While the situation is changing all the time, here are some of the most common questions we’ve been asked. 

Can I still go on my UK trip?  

The wellbeing of our readers and venues is the most important thing to us. The current UK government guidelines are to avoid all non-essential contact and stay at home for a period that will last until at least 7 May. This includes travelling within the UK for holidays or isolation purposes. 

What about getting food? 

The latest measures to control the spread of the virus mean that we’re only allowed to leave home to get food, essentials and daily exercise. 

Many supermarkets are experiencing shortages but smaller businesses have their own supply chains, and often closer links with them. While some cafes, pubs and restaurants have closed their doors for the time being, we’ve been hugely impressed by the creative response from our collection of venues. Farm shops, cafes, bakeries and others have jumped into action to offer delivery services, contact-free collection points and social distanced shopping. They’re often better stocked than the supermarkets and we’d urge you to support them with your custom so that they’re still there after the crisis. 

I’m worried about the hospitality industry; how can I help? 

It goes without saying that these are unprecedented times in the industry. Sawday’s has been championing small and independent businesses for over 25 years now, and we intend to do so for many years to come. 

We’ve shared as much information as possible on our social media channels about the new services offered by our venues, whether that’s delivery services, veg boxes or vouchers for meals later in the year. It’s a starting point but we’d really encourage you to keep an eye on your favourite local suppliers on their own social media pages, and to seek out new shopping options near to your home. 

Last checked: 28 April 2020