Whilst trying to facilitate the ghost tours through this new strain of covid I'm trying to ascertain which rules apply to what. Do I go according to the rules of organised activities? Or is it the hospitality rule?
When eating regardless of which rule you go with, the rule if six applies. Do you then after having segregated into your six to eat revert back to large groups so the tour can be normal or do they remain in the bubble rule? So what's the point in in having a rule of six can someone ... explain this.
Currently this virus is very fast spreading and ghost tours are done in very close proximity far far less than 2 meters which is another rule that CAN NOT be met doing a tour.. so I need clarification not interpretation as it seems to be individual interpretation of the rules and guidelines which is so confusing.
Whilst they are eating, it is the Rule of 6 – as they are not essentially a defined Activity or Event (i.e its not one booked thing) – they are individuals attending a Ghost Tour (that is the event). If it was 1 singular organiser – then it would be an EVENT in full and they could sit at 1 table.
(For a castle organised ghost tour) the 'event' in my view does not begin until they go upstairs. So, when talking to them or discussing outside of the “ghost tour” then (they must be) sitting around a table in a group of 6.
At the 'event' the maximum allowed is 30 indoors – clearly, you cannot have 30 on one tour – so, split them into 2 groups of 15. They have to wear masks. If within your group of 15 people on 1 tour, they are at an event – therefore the element about 6 per table does not apply.
Whilst, you should “aim” to keep “physical distancing” – logically, this cannot happen – else the rule of 6 would mean a table of 6 in the restaurant with 2 metres between each person.
The only clarification you will get, is online – the law however, is open to interpretation – as such, we all interpret the law differently. So, if you take the below – for clarity then
• Rule of 6 whilst eating
• Always must wear a mask
• Flow before you go
• Groups of no more than 30 allowed (but, we have split into groups of 15).
• Ideally, aim to keep a 2 metre physical distance from anyone you don't live with “as much as possible”
Enjoy and of course, any updates and we will let you know.
At alert level 2 you must:
• Wear a face covering (unless you have a reasonable excuse not to wear a face covering) in all indoor public places, including when not seated in a pub, café or restaurant
• Not take part in an organised event indoors of more than 30 people or outdoors for more than 50 people
• ‘Flow before you go’. Take a lateral flow test if you don’t have symptoms before going out, especially when meeting others. If it is positive, do not go out and take a PCR test within 24 hours.
Both employees and customers are also legally required to wear a face covering indoors, unless they are exempt::
• In hospitality settings such as restaurant, café, pub and clubs (including private members clubs) whilst eating or drinking.
Do I still need to keep 2 metres away from others?
You should aim to keep 2 metre physical distance from anyone you do not live with as much as possible.
From 27 December, licenced premises must ensure there is physical distancing between individual households or groups of up to six people from a maximum of six households (not including children under 11 from any of those households or carers of anyone present) at their premises and must provide table service only.
Physical distancing is a key way to stop coronavirus spreading. Coronavirus is still circulating in the community and we would encourage everyone to think about how they can protect themselves and their loved ones.
Staying at least 2 metres away from people you do not live with makes a big difference in reducing the chances of the virus spreading. The closer we get and the longer we spend face-to-face with others, the greater the risk of catching the virus.
From 26 December
• You must not meet with more than 5 others in pubs, cafes, restaurants and other regulated premises (Essentially no more than 6 per table).
• Additional measures, including controlled entry and table service, will be required in all licensed premises,
• A maximum of 30 people can attend indoor activities and a maximum of 50 people for outdoor activities.
Enjoy your new year.