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    Caravanning and motorhoming
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    Assorted towcars over the years
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    Mostly various Avondales, currently an American RV

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  1. Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel exemptions As of 4am Monday 18 January 2021 the following jobs no longer qualify for travel exemptions: advertising productions business directors bringing jobs and investment to the UK journalists National Lottery performing arts professionals television production high-end television production and film ornamental horticulture workers Link to publication that lists jobs that do qualify for travel exemptions. Travel corridors Travel corridors are suspended f
  2. Social care to receive £269 million to boost staff levels and testing Page summary: Funding to protect and support staff and residents in care homes and those receiving help in their own homes Change made: First published. Time updated: 11:23am, 17 January 2021 ________________________________________________________ Carry out international road haulage Page summary: What UK goods vehicle operators need to do to carry out international road haulage. Change made: Added a new section called ‘Make sure you’re ready to import and export’. Time upda
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  4. I believe it is fair to say that having asked the question, you now have your answer. I've just scrolled through this thread and so far by my calculation 15 or 16 members say they would not lend their caravan, while 3 or 4 (including yourself) say maybe or yes. Most here appreciate your thoughts but believe there are better ways to show your appreciation. Ultimately it will be your decision so I just hope you don't end up regretting it if you do go ahead.
  5. Moderator comment: Absolutely not Personal comment:
  6. Latest by NHS England regions These are the latest R and growth rate estimates by NHS England regions. Updated 15 January 2021 Link to source ________________________________________________________ News story All UK travel corridors temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants Emergency border measures introduced to prevent the spread of new variants of coronavirus into the UK. emergency measures introduced at the border to be in place for at least one month in order to protect the UK against new
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  8. I completely understand your motives for considering offering your caravan for the use of NHS staff in need of a well earned break, and I believe it to be a very generous gesture. Unfortunately there are numerous pitfalls as listed in this thread that indicate there are probably much better ways of supporting our NHS staff - the most obvious one being sumarised by the post copied below. I wish you well and hope that as CT members, we will all be seen to be doing our part to support the NHS at this difficult time.
  9. Past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit virus Page summary: Study finds past coronavirus (COVID-19) infection provides some immunity for at least 5 months, but people may still carry and transmit the virus. Change made: First published. Time updated: 9:08am, 14 January 2021 ________________________________________________________ Coronavirus and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society: 14 January 2021 Page summary: Early experimental data on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK econo
  10. Motorhome 53 miles (taken for a service plus a minor repair, and MOT) Normally around 5000 miles Small car normally carried on the trailer behind the MH - Less than one mile - garage for service and MOT is just 0.2 miles away! Normally around 1200 miles No nights away since February 2020 Usually about 45 nights MGTF Just over 1000 miles. Typically about 4,500 Volvo 1800 miles Previously around 20,000
  11. Steve, Unfortunately I am unable to help you myself but Hymer have replied to CT so please check your personal messages Gordon
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  13. It's not a problem as far as I'm concerned. Their country = their rules. We are the visitors so are obliged to comply - in the same way I would expect visitors to our shores to respect our conditions of entry. We all have our preferences but the whole point of foreign travel surely is to experience whatever country we visit has to offer - not to impose our lifestyle upon others. Personally I'm just as happy with coffee and croisants as I am with bacon and eggs, so if the latter is not available, so be it.
  14. When my wife stopped working for a shop, we saved the additional premium for carrying company property during her working day. Since then we retained the normal SD&P cover for our vehicles that included travel to and from work, but not cariage of goods owned by our employers. Retirement made absolutely no difference to the premiums, although as previously mention in this thread, we do have reduced premiums for the MH and the MGTF owing to limited mileage.
  15. I completely understand and agree with your motives but I feel I must offer asome words of warning from personal experience. Many years ago I was pursuaded by my wife to lend our caravan to one of her work colleagues and family. Cutting a long story short, I took the caravan to a nearby site, they stayed in it for a week BUT after the holoday I found various damage to the caravan that should never have happened under 'normal' use. I vowed never to make the mistake of lending a caravan again. Sadly some years later I did make that mistake, when I was pursuaded to lend an
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