For now, it is our thinking that:
- if we still have customers who want to come on our tours, and
- if there is no official Government advice that would prevent us from operating our tours, and
- if we (Tom and I, and our guides and drivers) are healthy and happy to continue our tours, then…
… we will “keep calm and carry on.”
What has the UK Government advised?
- Anyone who experiences symptoms of possible coronavirus should self-isolate for 7 days and seek medical help only if symptoms worsen and medical treatment is required.
- There are no restrictions on domestic travel, or mass gatherings of people, and no school closures – although these strategies have not been ruled out further down the line.
- “Social distancing” is not yet being recommended for the general population – only if you have, or think you have Coronavirus, in which case you should self-isolate as above.
With this in mind, we at Go Cotswolds see no reason to cancel our tours, or to temporarily close our business, at present.
Of course, if official advice changes, if our team members are unable to work, or indeed if all our customers cancel and we have no tours to run, then we will communicate a revised approach.
Will you cancel my Go Cotswolds tour?
What is Go Cotswolds doing to keep us safe on a tour?
- Please do not come on a Go Cotswolds tour if you have, or think you may have Coronavirus. Symptoms are a high temperature and/or a continuous cough. If you experience either of these symptoms, please notify us and stay at home for 7 days until you get better. Likewise, our team members will do the same.
- We will be washing our hands thoroughly, for at least 20 seconds, and washing them more often. We advise you to do the same. Hand sanitising gel will be available on our minibuses if required, but soap and water is fine, and this is widely available at public conveniences along our tour route.
- We will ensure that all surfaces on our minibuses are thoroughly cleaned before and after a tour.