How Has the only tier 1 place been impacted by covid and what has happened to the area now?
When the government introduced the tier system in November last year, there was only place in England that was in tier 1, which was the lowest possible tier. This area is known as the isles of Scilly, which is in Cornwall. The Isles of Scilly is a total of 145 islands, with only 5 of these being habited.
The Isles of Scilly have a total population of around 2,203, and the area is very popular with tourists. The area has recorded a total of 518 deaths from corona virus, which too put into perspective, is less than half of Liverpool’s death tally (1,300) and Liverpool are one of the areas that was in tier 3, with no area being placed into tier 2.
So, what has made the isles of Scilly different, and how can you visit the area safely? Well, the area has some extra guidelines in place. One of these is providing your NHS number, which every visitor needs to do before entering Scilly.
Other requirements include face masks, lateral testing, contactless payments, and social distancing is also required. With the guidelines being in place from the 21st of May, this will ensure that people visit the Isles of Scilly safely.
Once you are in Scilly, there are tons of activities and attractions to see and do. This includes guided walks, general walks, and walks that specialise in things such as wildlife and archaeology. There are also more extreme sports such as kayaking a deep-sea diving available. If being active is not your style, then there also plenty of buses, taxis, and chartered boats available that offer guides on the area.
Further information on all these websites can be found on the Visit Scilly Website. The area others unique experiences, such as swimming with seals, and even guided swims that allow you to see some of the 900 shipwrecks that circle around the islands.
Or you could sit back with a glass of champagne and travel to one of your favourite restaurants in style in a chartered boat ride.
One of these restaurants in question would be the Longstone café, which is the number 1 rated café on trip advisor for the Isles of Scilly. The restaurant is renowned for its Lobster night, which offers a 3-course meal, with lobster being the star of the show.
There is also a hostel available for any guests who wish to stay overnight. Further information including bookings for the lobster night are available on their website.
If relaxation is more your style, then the Tresco Island Spa is right up your street. The spa uses a natural tonic from the island of Tresco, and has an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a steam room and a gym.
The spa products used an ethically sourced and are free of synthetic chemicals as all ingredients come from plants or minerals. Further information about the spas and bookings are available through the website.
The area is still functioning within the guidelines and all attractions remain open despite the pandemic and have been able to stay the least affected by the corona virus because of running a tight ship. The Isles of Scilly is a great example of how to maintain an area during a pandemic on small scale and is also lovely place to visit for tourists.