The government has announced that passengers who have canceled their Christmas travel plans will have their train and coach bookings refunded.
Transport Secretary Grant Shops said customers would not be out of pocket “for doing the right thing” as Covit-19 restrictions were tightened across the UK.
This came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson cut the Christmas “bubble” policy on Saturday and placed large parts of eastern and southeastern England under the new Tier 4 measures.
The Department of Transportation has announced that cash will be refunded for train and coach bookings canceled in the UK on December 23-27 for the previous Christmas travel window.
Tickets will only be refunded after the travel window is announced on November 24 and before it is revised on December 19.
Passengers are advised to check how to request their train operator’s website.
Shops said: “We all need to take new steps and play our part in dealing with this virus, protecting others and protecting our NHS.
“If you have booked a coach or train trip from December 23 to 27, you have the right to a refund. This ensures that no one gets out of pocket to do the right thing – staying home on Layer 4, being local elsewhere and only meeting your Christmas bubble on Christmas Day. ”
The Govt-19 restrictions were to be relaxed for the festive period to allow homes to meet for five days, known as the Christmas “bubble”. However, as the number of corona virus cases continues to rise, two homes – outside of Tier 4 – could meet on Christmas Day.
Meanwhile, areas under Tier 4 restrictions have been effectively redirected to the November National Locking Rules.
It is spreading rapidly after scientists at the government’s new and growing respiratory virus threat advisory panel (Nervtok) decided on a mutation mutation identified by the public health UK – known as VUI2020 / 01.