While we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, we promote safe and intelligent travel procurement, integral to the pre, during and post travel experience. As and when you can make plans to travel during the pandemic, you will have our undivided attention and commitment. We can provide you with the support, advice and best practice to procure a trip, travel safely and remain informed throughout.
Always Remember The Basics – CT Suggests For Your Safety
Face coverings are mandatory on public transport and at airports in the UK. You will also need to wear a face covering during the flight.
Observe social distancing wherever possible
Limit contact such as handshakes and contact with surfaces unnecessarily (or wear gloves if you can)
Wash your hands and sanitise regularly
Air Travel Guidelines - Pre - During - Post
Before You Travel To The Airport:
Do you have your vaccine status available on the NHS app on a mobile device or an official paper copy?
Do you have record of a negative Covid test as required by your arrival destination?
Do you have necessary face coverings and hand sanitiser for your journey?
Ensure you have enough time to complete all the formalities to make your flight
Ensure you have everything you need - some retail outlets may not be open in the terminals
At The Airport:
Only those travelling should enter the terminal
Expect longer procedures such as checking health documents and body temperatures. Ensure you have quick access to your passport, test results and vaccine status
Ensure your phone is charged if using an app to show vaccination records
Check in online and use self-service bag drops to reduce contact with others
Face coverings are mandatory at UK airports, as well as most international airports. Be prepared to wear a face mask.
On the aircraft:
Wear a suitable face covering - masks are still mandatory on most airlines
Listen to any announcements and advice given by the crew, things may have changed since you last travelled
Inflight service may be limited, especially on shorter routes
Ask the cabin crew if you are unsure about anything
Be respectful of other passengers
During your trip / When you return:
Have you booked your 'before you return' PCR or Antigen test within 48 hours of your return flight?
Do you need to quarantine or self isolate?
Have you pre-booked your Day 2 or Day 2 and 8 arrival tests?
Have you completed your Passenger Locator Form before flying?
Hotel Guidelines - Pre & During
Before you book your hotel stay online
Check if hotel facilities are operating as normal
Check what measures hotels are taking to keep their guests safe
Find out hotel procedure on guests showing COVID-19 symptoms
Make sure you have a credit or debit card for cashless payments
Advise CT in advance of any additional cleaning requirements
During your stay
Use contactless check in/check out if available
Wash your hands frequently
Avoid shared hotel facilities, e.g. gym or spa
Use stairs instead of the lift
Sanitise your room on arrival. Whilst housekeeping will have cleaned in between guests it doesn’t hurt to take extra precautions
If eating at the hotel use room service if available
You may want to observe social distancing and wear a face mask in public areas at the hotel
Open windows within your room for ventilation
Place your used clothes in sealed bags
If you’re feeling unwell, report any symptoms immediately. You will be required to self-isolate in your room and will receive room service only.