Although there’s still a way to go before we’re back to our full freedom of movement, this week has seen some welcome lifting of restrictions.
**As always, make sure you check the Gov.uk/coronavirus website for the latest updates on what you can and can’t do.**
May 17 saw pubs, cafés and restaurants reopen for indoor service, which will have opened up a number of opportunities for among other things destination dining. Crazy to think that a drive out to a favourite countryside eatery would feel like an exciting adventure, but here we are.
We are now also allowed to stay overnight in somebody else’s home (with their permission of course!), which has made visiting relatives and friends in different parts of the country a welcome possibility once again.
And we can all now travel for staycations, that is if you’re lucky enough to be able to find accommodation that doesn’t require you to remortgage your home!
We can travel to live performances, sporting events, and even our favourite indoor exercise classes, so things are looking up.
With more businesses and travel opportunities opening there is inevitably more traffic on the roads. Journey times are increasing and the novelty of being stuck in a traffic jam is already wearing off.
At Thame Cars have seen an increase in the number of bookings for our hire cars for short (or longer) breaks. Only a few are driving abroad at the moment which is what we might expect, but plenty of our customers are getting out and about across the UK.
We’ve also seen a return in the popularity of our free vehicle health check. This is a service we offer to pick up any potential safety or performance issues with your car, in between MOTs and services. If you’ve been limited to short journeys for the last few months, a VHC gives you peace of mind ahead of a long road trip.