DfE Updates Advice on UK School Music Tours

Posted: 29 March 2021

DfE Updates Advice on UK School Music Tours

In case you missed it, we received some pretty big news at the end of last week. Music tours within the UK are back on!


It’s time to start planning!

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that domestic residential educational visits should be able to resume from 17th May, as long as all the measures set out by the government in its roadmap continue to be met. 

And we’ve added some fantastic UK school music tour destinations over the past year, knowing that you would be keen to tour again and that UK tours would be permitted before tours abroad. 

Perhaps more importantly for teachers travelling with Halsbury, the DfE is now permitting schools to start planning these school music tours, although schools are being advised not to enter into any new financial or contractual commitments at this stage. 

Good news for those booking with Halsbury

That’s good news for those booking with Halsbury because our Covid Guarantee means that even if you do book your school music tour with us, you won’t be making any financial commitment.

If within 30 days of your date of departure there’s a change in restrictions that will affect your school music tour, you’ll be entitled to a full refund

And, up until that point, the option to postpone will remain open to you, if there is any doubt about whether your tour might go ahead. 

Plus, we’ve also significantly reduced the deposits required to secure your booking, so parents won’t need to pay so much upfront. 

I remember my own school trips with such fond memories – and I know how important it is for children to go on educational visits to learn and laugh with their friends. These trips are a key step in returning to normality for a lot of children and are so important for children’s development and wellbeing. Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary

What about school music tours abroad?

We should have more news for you in April regarding school music tours abroad, so keep checking here and on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  

In the meantime, if you would like any information or you’d like to request a tailor-made quote for your next school music tour, please do get in touch. We can’t wait to start planning your next tour!

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