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How do restrictions affect staycation bookings this Winter?

Update 26th December 2020: Effective from Boxing Day, all of Sussex is in tier 4, meaning we are closed. We hope to re-open soon when restrictions are relaxed.

Updated 19th December 2020:

The UK's tier system is expected to be in place until the end of March 2021, apart from a slight relaxation on Christmas Day when those in tiers 1, 2 and 3 may mix with up to 2 other households.

Fair Oak Farm is the Wealden district in East Sussex. Since Wednesday 2nd December 2020 the Wealden district has been in Tier 2 and this remains the case following a review of restrictions by area on Thursday 17th December and further announcements on Saturday 19th December.

Further reviews of restrictions by area are expected in January and February. During December, the nearby areas of London, Surrey (except Waverly), Kent, Hastings and Rother have all moved in to Tier 4, effective from Sunday 20th December.

Those in Tier 3 and advised not to travel and those in Tier 4 are not permitted to travel outside of their area. We therefore have some fabulous late availability deals for the local market in East Sussex and still in Tier 2.

A full list of local restrictions by area can be viewed here:

You can also check what tier you're in using the government's postcode checker:

Below is an extract from the government's Winter Plan, summarising guidance under each tier, relevant to staying overnight in accommodation in England:

Accommodation in tier 2 areas may be open and overnight stays are permitted, albeit with the same household or support bubble only.

Fair Oak Farm is therefore open and able to accept bookings in individual properties, subject to availability and on the basis you're travelling from a Tier 1 or Tier 2 area, unless it's for work, care or other exempt purposes.

The rule of six applies outdoors and there is to be no households mixing indoors apart from within support bubbles, meaning we can accept bookings of up to 6 people from the same household in an individual property.

If you're travelling from tier 1 or 2, you should avoid travelling around the area once you're here unless essential. If you're currently in a tier 3 area you are advised to avoid travelling out of the area unless it's for work, education, youth services, medical attention or because of caring responsibilities. If you're in tier 4 you're not permitted to travel.

For those able to book a stay, you can select your preferred property here:

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