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Your Covid FAQs Answered

School trip covid FAQs

Here you'll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Covid-19 and school trips.

Of course, if you have any other questions or would like any further information or advice, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help.

I already have a trip booked with Halsbury

1. I'm due to travel in the summer term, will my school trip go ahead?

We very much hope that school trips will be able to resume during the summer term. However, we understand that some groups may wish to discuss their options with us due to the uncertainty. 

Please email enquiries@halsbury.com if you do have any questions.

We recommend that you keep up with scheduled deposit payments to ensure you are covered by the Package Travel Regulations. Under Package Travel Regulations, you are entitled to a full refund should the FCDO advise against travel to your destination. 

2. I'm due to travel in the autumn term, will my school trip go ahead?

We are anticipating that school trips will be able to resume to all destinations in autumn 2021, albeit a little differently for the time being. 

We will, of course, be offering additional support to our group leaders and are already working closely with our suppliers to adapt. 

3. What precautions are being taken to ensure it will be safe for us to travel?

The safety of our groups is always our top priority. We're working closely with hoteliers, coach companies and other suppliers to ensure that rigorous hygiene and health and safety standards compliant with Covid-19 guidelines are put in place. 

Your itinerary coordinator will discuss this in detail with you and will advise you on the local restrictions and guidelines in the destination you're visiting. 

I don't have a future trip booked yet

1. What happens if the FCDO advises against travel to our destination, or a country we have to travel through to reach our destination?

If you're considering booking a future school trip with us, you'll be covered by our Book with Confidence Covid Guarantee. Please see our Covid Guarantee for further information. 

2. What happens if the DfE advises against overnight residentials/overseas school trips to our destination?

If you're considering booking a future school trip with us, you'll be covered by our Book with Confidence Covid Guarantee. Please see our Covid Guarantee for further information. 

3. What happens if quarantine is required upon arriving in or returning from our destination?

If you're considering booking a future school trip with us, you'll be covered by our Book with Confidence Covid Guarantee. Please see our Covid Guarantee for further information. 

4. What happens if local or national lockdown restrictions prevent us from travelling? 

If you're considering booking a future school trip with us, you'll be covered by our Book with Confidence Covid Guarantee. Please see our Covid Guarantee for further information. 

5. What happens if local restrictions in the destination impact the primary purpose of our school trip?

If you're considering booking a future school trip with us, you'll be covered by our Book with Confidence Covid Guarantee. Please see our Covid Guarantee for further information. 

What about insurance?

1. Will the insurance offered by Halsbury cover us for Covid-19?

Halsbury can offer traditional, standard travel insurance. However, at this stage, it's unlikely that any standard travel insurance provided by any tour operator will provide cover for claims relating to Covid-19. 

We recognise the importance of Covid-related cover for groups and, therefore, we recommend contacting an insurance provider directly for this. 

We are unable to recommend a particular provider, but are aware that there are several reputable providers now quoting on a case-by-case basis for both individuals and groups. 

Misc

1. Is the money I’ve paid to Halsbury Travel safe if the company ceases trading?

Whilst we are very optimistic about the future, we understand that these are uncertain times.

In the unlikely event that Halsbury Travel were to cease trading, our ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) bonding and ATOL license protects all refunds that would be due for a trip that has not yet taken place.

Still have questions?

Please don't hesitate to contact us, as we'll be very pleased to help. 

The Halsbury Difference

School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.

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