Is Blackpool in lockdown? NO!!4th of October, 2020
We have had lots of calls and messages over the past week asking if Blackpool is in lockdown and whether or not visitors and tourists can travel to Blackpool. Despite many fake news stories on social media, Blackpool is open for business and still welcoming guests every day! Hopefully this article will answer some of your questions.
Is Blackpool in lockdown? Can I still travel to Blackpool?
No, Blackpool is not in lockdown. Hotels, guest houses, apartments and holiday homes in Blackpool are open and welcoming guests with open socially-distanced arms daily. Visitors and tourists are welcome to travel to Blackpool on holiday, so long as you are travelling with people from your own household or support bubble, and adhering to the rule of 6.
Why am I reading about lockdown and restrictions in Blackpool then?
Until the end of September, the COVID-19 reproduction rate was very low compared to the rest of the surrounding county, Lancashire. Where other areas of Lancashire and the UK had already been placed under additional restrictions such as Some additional safety measures have been put in place, but visitors are still welcome to come to Blackpool on holiday.
I am worried about catching the virus. Where did it come from?
After some research and tracing, the rise in cases in Blackpool has been traced to community transmission in North Shore. As a precaution, residents across Blackpool are now not allowed to meet with people from outside their household or support bubble in any venue, indoors or outdoors. This applies to tourists also.
What about the attractions? Are they open?
The simple answer is YES, the attractions are open! Most attractions now prefer guests to book online and arrive at the right time to avoid people gathering at the entrances. Indoor venues will require you to wear a mask or face covering, unless you are exempt. Pubs and bars will be closing at 10pm.
What is the best accommodation in Blackpool for me to book to stay safe and protected?
In the last few months, we have welcomed many new guests who have never booked a self-catering holiday before. At Blackpool Resort Family, we offer the convenience of a hotel or guest house in your own self-contained luxury holiday apartment. No other guests will have access to your property and staff will only enter your space in an emergency, so you are in complete control of your environment. We offer contact-less check-in, and have launched a new online shop so that you can order and pay for everything contact-free!
Look for the accreditations! Both VisitEngland and the AA have created COVID-specific accreditations, to ease guests’ anxiety when travelling away from home during the pandemic. Look for the Good To Go mark, or the AA COVID-Confident Accreditation on the website or at the property itself.
All of our holiday apartments in Blackpool and holiday homes are signed up to both Accreditation schemes, meaning that your safety and protection is our number one priority. You can read more about our Good To Go mark and AA COVID-Confident accreditation here.
What can I do when everything closes at 10pm?
Although the pubs and bars in Blackpool are currently closing at 10pm, the Blackpool Illuminations are on until midnight for anyone who wants to stroll, ride or drive through the lights. Some of our holiday apartments have a view of the Blackpool Tower, meaning you don’t even have to leave your apartment to see the grand lady lit up in all her night-time splendour!
All of our Blackpool holiday apartments and townhouses come with free WiFi and Freeview TV, and most also have a DVD player. Many of our properties also boast a beautifully decorated, spacious living room and kitchen and dining area. You can stretch out and relax in style, have your own little soirée or set up a movie night with our range of extra packages that can be purchased through the online shop and delivered to your door.
In one of our luxury self-contained holiday apartments or townhouses, you won’t have to worry about coming into contact with other guests or visitors, or having to wind your evening down by 10pm.
How am I protected at a Blackpool Resort Family property?
All of the Blackpool Resort Family holiday apartments and holiday homes are self-contained, not only giving you the comfort to enjoy your own space, but also the peace of mind that you are in complete control of who comes in and out of your lodgings. Our team of hospitality experts are 100% committed to your safety. Our COVID-19 Safety & Prevention Policy includes, but is not limited to:
- We will follow all guidelines, laws and recommendations of government and local authorities.
- Staff have temperature checks on arrival to work each morning.
- Staff have been trained in hand hygiene.
- Increased cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas such as door handles, keys and key-pads.
- Hand sanitiser stations in communal areas.
- Removal of some re-usable items, which can now be ordered through our contactless online shop.
- Streamlined contactless check-in with keys sanitised and sealed.
- Even the Coffee Lounge is cash-less and offers contact-free drinks, snacks and cakes to take away.
So what are you waiting for?!
Come and see us in sunny Blackpool! Our warm smiles might not be as visible under our face coverings and masks, but they are still there along with our wish for you to have a lovely holiday. Don’t forget you will always get our best offers through our own website or by calling 01253 621005. With our Free and Easy Cancellation Policy and dedication to your safety in these difficult times, we know you will find your perfect home away from home at Blackpool Resort Family.