Should I stay(cation) or should I go?

As lockdown rules ease, and after months of being confined to our homes, more and more people are deciding on where they want to go on holiday...

Safe to say 2020 hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Parents have been juggling maintaining their pre-Coronavirus careers with a new career in teaching, weddings have been postponed and dream holidays have been cancelled. So when this is over, what is the first thing you want to do? It might be to go and hug a family member you don’t live with, it might be to go and dance the night away in a bar, but what about booking a holiday? Have the current travel restrictions across the world got you worried about travelling abroad again for a while? Especially considering that recently the rules for some holidaymaker’s changed while they were on holiday and therefore have no choice but to follow the quarantine rules when they arrive back in the UK. 

If you are feeling a bit anxious about going abroad again (which is understandable and you won’t be the only one), there are alternative ways to make sure you get a well-deserved break away from the home that you’ve been in for months. In a recent survey “24.9% say they’d prefer to holiday in the UK until there is a Coronavirus vaccine.” Treating yourself to a staycation -  a holiday spent at home or in your home country - is one way to give yourself a break and to help you unwind. So it’s no surprise that when lockdown started to ease at the beginning of July thousands of tourists flocked to the coastal delights of Devon and Cornwall to escape that ‘new normal’ way of living that had encompassed them for months. 

If you're looking to enjoy a staycation in the coming weeks or months then please be assured that our HNW Executive Travel policy covers trips within the United Kingdom. For policies renewing from 1st September 2020 and new business policies from 3rd August 2020, we will automatically include Covid-19 cover if you or your family have been immediately affected. This cover can be added as a mid-term adjustment for policies that renewal after 1st December 2019. For full details see the Travel article on our website.




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About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020. 

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels. Employing over 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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