During October half-term many people would normally be thinking of taking a short holiday in the UK.
But with new local restrictions in place, traveling could be a complicated and difficult business.
What are the rules for England?
England is now divided up into three tiers, depending on the rate of Covid transmission in a particular area.
If you live in a Tier 1 (medium risk) area, you can holiday anywhere in England that's also in Tier 1.
- You can holiday with people from other households in private accommodation (as long as you socially distance), but only in groups of six and under (unless your own household or support bubble is bigger)
- You can stay in a hotel or B&B with another household, but you should avoid sharing rooms with people outside your household
- You should try not to share a vehicle with those outside your household or support bubble
People who live in Tier 2 (high risk) areas should aim to "reduce the number of journeys they make where possible" - according to the government
- You can go on holiday outside your local area as long as you don't share accommodation with people you don't live or bubble with, or socialise with them in any indoor setting
- People visiting a Tier 2 area should follow the local Covid rules for that area
If you live in a Tier 3 (very high risk) area, you're advised to avoid travelling outside of your local area, unless it's for work, education or caring responsibilities
- People who live in Tier 3 areas should not visit or stay overnight in another part of the UK, whether in a second home, a private home or guest accommodation
- You may travel to hotels and other guest accommodation within your own area, but you should only do this with people in your household or support bubble
- People from Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas should avoid holidaying in a Tier 3 area
Use our postcode checker to see the rules where you live.
Where can you visit in Wales?
The short answer is basically, nowhere.
From 23 October until 9 November, Wales will be under a "circuit breaker" lockdown, during which people will be told to stay at home and not travel, except for essential purposes.
Hotels and hospitality businesses will be closed during that period, and it will not be possible to travel to Wales for a holiday.
The Welsh government has advised anyone who has paid for a holiday in Wales to contact their travel agent or company, and discuss the situation with their travel insurer.
Travel into Wales from Tier 2 or 3 areas of England has been banned since 16 October.
Inside Wales, travel in and out of any area under local restrictions is limited to essential journeys only, and if you live in a restricted area, you cannot leave to go on holiday elsewhere in Wales or the rest of the UK.
Police can issue fixed penalty notices for breaking this rule, or you could be prosecuted and fined by the courts.
Where can you travel in Scotland?
You can travel anywhere within Scotland, unless there are local restrictions in place advising you not to do so.
The government has advised people living in the central belt region - which stretches from Glasgow to Edinburgh - not to travel outside their area from 10 October until 1 November, if they don't need to. Likewise, people elsewhere in Scotland have been asked not to visit the central belt unless it is necessary.
However, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also said, "We are not insisting that people cancel any half-term breaks they have planned."
You cannot visit another household, or stay with them.
You can stay in private accommodation, such as a flat, caravan or holiday cottage, but only with members of your own household.
You can stay in a hotel or B&B, but you cannot share rooms with someone from outside your household.
People in Scotland are advised not to travel to areas of England where local restrictions are in place, unless the journey is absolutely necessary.
What are Northern Ireland's travel rules?
Northern Ireland currently faces four weeks of restrictions from 16 October onwards, and residents have been advised against any unnecessary travel.
You can still travel to Northern Ireland from elsewhere in the UK, but hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs are closed to tourists, as are campsites (but not static caravans).
You can still stay in self-catering rented accommodation but only with members of your own household or support bubble.
What if my holiday accommodation is closed because of local restrictions?
If you're not able to take a planned holiday because of local restrictions, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it would generally expect you to be offered a full refund.
If your holiday is partially affected by lockdown laws, then, "depending on the circumstances and the scale of the impact", you may be entitled to a refund or a price reduction.