How to get 16 days off at Easter by using just eight days’ holiday
WITH LIGHT at the end of the lockdown tunnel, Brits will be keen to make the most of the Easter holidays with Covid restrictions slowly easing.
So here's how you can get 16 days off at Easter by only using eight days of your holiday time.
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This year, Good Friday falls on April 2 and Easter Monday on April 5.
So if you take eight days off in March and April around those days, you will bag yourself double the holiday time.
By taking off March 29, 30, 31 and April 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9 – it will equate to 16 days' holiday around the Easter holidays.
Yesterday, Boris Johnson unveiled England's roadmap out of lockdown – bringing hope for a more social Spring and full freedom from June 21.
And after March 29, you'll be allowed to mix outdoors with six or less people – or two households – which will make maximising your Easter holidays definitely worth-while.
This means even small gatherings in private gardens will be permitted in a little over a month, ready for the bank holiday.
The stay at home message will also be ditched from March 29 and Brits will simply be told to "minimise travel".
It means the public will be advised to meet up with friends and family locally – but it will not be illegal to travel to see relatives outdoors further afield.
Outdoor team sports and activities such as tennis and golf will also return from March 29, with people able to head to their local sports clubs again.
This means you will be able to spend some of your Easter holiday enjoying recreational sport again – for the first time in over three months.
Looking forward, April 12 will see the first major easing of restrictions with, non-essential shops and hairdressers to reopen and restrictions on people's travel will be further relaxed.
When are the bank holidays in 2021?
BELOW is the full list of remaining bank holidays this year.
- April 2, 2021 – Good Friday
- April 5, 2021 – Easter Monday
- May 3, 2021 – Early May bank holiday
- May 31, 2021 – Spring bank holiday
- August 30, 2021 – Summer bank holiday
- December 27, 2021 – Christmas Day (substitute day)
- December 28, 2021 – Boxing Day (substitute day)
Hairdressers will also be open by April 12, along with zoos and theme parks.
And a few weeks later, on May 17, many indoor restrictions are expected to be lifted.
Indoor mixing in people's homes, including overnight stays, will be allowed once again with Rule of Six and a limit of two households.
And there are other ways to make the most of your bank holiday time off as the year progresses and Covid lockdown rules ease even more.
If you book four days off after bank holiday Monday on May 3, you'll get another nine-day break.
The same applies for the bank holiday on May 31, meaning you'll get May 29 until June 6 off work.
And in August, you can maximise the August 30 bank holiday by booking off August 31, as well as September 1, 2 and 3.
Once again, this will turn four days of annual leave into another nine-day holiday.
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