Businesses and holidaymakers will not be able to claim.
As the hospitality industry comes to terms with further restrictions, there have been further grants offered today – although the head of the Hospitality Union described the new measures as a “flop” and said the support was “far too little too late”:
A lot of businesses are in a particularly difficult situation, as “insurance isn’t triggered because businesses are not being told by the Government to close”:
For the moment, the West Country is not in any of the tiers, so no restrictions as such are in place.
Nevertheless, there is still the question of insurance.
As a letter from Devon to the Telegraph points out (paywall):
SIR – The placing of Greater Manchester in Tier 3 is sad news for hoteliers and the hospitality industry. Because “travel into and out of the area is strongly advised against”, rather than banned, hotels, guesthouses, B&B and self-catering accommodation will not be able to claim on their insurance under the Denial of Access clause common in the trade. Kate Graeme-Cook, Brixham, Devon
And those wanting to go on holiday from severely restricted areas will also have to consider the insurance implications: