The United Kingdom will officially see the end of lockdown on the 19th of July 2021, otherwise known as “Freedom Day”.
As “Freedom Day” approaches, we take a closer look at what we can expect:
The ‘1 Metre rule’ will no longer be enforced
The Government’s order to work from home will end
The number of people we can meet up with in the UK will no longer be capped
The use of face masks will no longer be mandatory (however they will still be strongly encouraged)
It is important to remain cautious, as use of face masks and social distancing will be of great help in reducing the spread of Covid and the nation will be able to continue to ease back to some form of normality.
Looking to visit the UK? One of the great advantages of Private Tours is that your party can visit the famous landmarks of London and the surrounding cities away from the general public and from the comfort of your own private vehicle.
We are very much looking forward to “Freedom Day” and touring London with you during the summer.
With the United Kingdom lockdown coming to an end this month (July 2021), we take a closer look at the latest lockdown news from Paris …
We are happy to confirm that all touring in Paris has been going ahead as normal for the last weeks. It has been fantastic to see many visitors once again and we are very much look forward to seeing many more of you over the course of the summer.
The French government have officially confirmed that France is on it way out of lockdown and they are set to provide further information on when the last remaining lockdown measures will be completely finished.
Paris Magical Tours guests on a private tour of the city
Our range of Private Paris tours have allowed travellers to avoid crowded areas throughout this whole pandemic. Paris Magical Tours’s team of professional tour guides are specialists at going off the beaten path, including behind the scenes opportunities and visits through quiet back streets. What’s more, touring in Paris with Paris Magical Tours has the advantage of visiting the city of lights with only the members of your party, meaning guests are looked after throughout and kept socially distanced from members of the general public.
The celebrations for Her Majesty the Queens Platinum Jubilee in 2022 have been revealed!
To honour the occasion, a grand concert will be held at Buckingham Palace. Additionally street parties, a special pageant and a service at St. Pauls Cathedral are all on the cards.
2022 will mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 70th anniversary as the monarch and a special 4 day bank holiday weekend from the 2nd to 5th of June is being planned. This will be a spectacular event and a grand opportunity for people throughout the United Kingdom and from all over the world to unite and celebrate this historic milestone.
Buckingham Palace have stated the following:
“Throughout the year, Her Majesty and Members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June – one year from today.”
Britons will have an extra bank holiday and the bank holiday in May of 2022 will be moved to June 2022 for a four-day weekend with a variety of celebrations:
On the 2nd of June 2022, the celebrations will begin with the Trooping of the Colour ceremony, with the Royal Family joining Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace for a special show by the Royal Air Force (following the parade on the Mall and at Horse Guards Parade). Following the Trooping of the Colour, beacons will be lit all over the United Kingdom to mark this historic event.
On the 3rd of June 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will have a special service to commemorate her reign.
On the 4th of June 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will then visit the Epsom Derby. This will be a special treat for Her Majesty as she is a big fan of horse racing. During the evening, there will be a party at Buckingham Palace with music being provided by the worlds biggest artists (make sure to listen to one of our favourite songs dedicated to Her Majesty below, entitled ‘My Queen’ made especially by the Cartland Foundation in honour of Queen Elizabeth II). Members of the general public will be able to apply for tickets for the show.
On the final day of the 4-day bank holiday weekend, people all over the United Kingdom will friends hold a Big Lunch in honour of this huge milestone. Street parties and afternoon tea will be on order and it will be a day not to be missed.
We are very excited to celebrate with you all this grand event! Make sure to book your trip to the UK in advance, enjoy your own private London Tour and celebrate with us all here in the UK.
With 1 month to go until all coronavirus guidelines are officially removed in the United Kingdom on the 21st of June 2021, we take a look at the latest lockdown news:
The UK government have asked the public to remain cautious by continuing to wear masks and err on the side of caution until the full removal of restrictions, however many of the lockdown rules have now been relaxed in England, Scotland and Wales.
What are the rules now?
Museums, theatres and cinemas can open
Hotels, Hostels and Bed & Breakfasts can reopen
Restaurants and pubs are able to serve customers indoors and social distancing guidelines have eased.
People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors
From the 21st of June 2021 it is hoped that all legal limits on social contact will be removed.
With the United Kingdom lockdown coming to an end in June 2021, we take a closer look at the latest news of lockdown in Paris …
The French government have confirmed that France is on it way out of lockdown. By mid-May 2021, the first steps will be the re-opening venues, shops, cafes and cultural venues.
At the start of April 2021, President Macron announced a three-week lockdown as France experienced a sudden increase of COVID-19 cases. A 7pm curfew has been put emplace since then, with shops and schools closed.
As one of the largest cities in Europe, sightseeing in Paris during the pandemic can be tricky – however thanks to Paris Magical Tours its now easier and safer than before.
If you would like to start going sightseeing why not opt for a Private Paris Tour? Your health and safety is our priority. One of the main benefits of a private tour is that you are provided with your very own vehicle. Unlike bus tours, shared tours or visiting Paris via public transport, our private tours are exclusively for your party and provide a personalised experience to help you enjoy amazing cities away from the masses.
To this end, we have introduced the following measures to keep everyone safe:
All guests (as well as the tour guide and chauffeur) are to wear masks while touring inside of the vehicle.
Tour guides will practice social distancing according to the latest government regulations, maintaining a current distance of 2 metres from guests at all times when guiding outside of the vehicle.
Guides and chauffeurs will refrain from shaking hands and making physical contact with guests.
Offering visits away from the crowds, including priority fast track entry where available.
Private tours are the best way to avoid crowded areas and our tour guides are specialists in going off the beaten path, including behind the scenes opportunities and visits through quiet back streets.
Hand sanitiser will be available in all vehicles
A thorough sterilisation and clean of vehicles before each and every private tour – all surfaces will be cleaned and wiped down in accordance with latest Covid-19 practices.
Any guide or chauffeur with symptoms will be unable to report to work, no matter how mild, with regular Covid-19 testing taking place.
The French government is set provide further information on the ease of lockdown, beginning with the re-opening of schools. A press conference is set for Thursday. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by the pandemic in France and we cannot wait to socialise and discover the beauty of France very soon. We very much look forward to seeing you this Summer.