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Government Guidance

WORKING ALONGSIDE MANY GOV DEPTS

RULES SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT RULES

    1. On Saturday 27 November Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press briefing where he confirmed new temporary and precautionary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant in the UK. The following measures will be introduced from 4:00am Tuesday 30 November as a precaution to slow down the spread of the variant. The measures will be reviewed again in three weeks.
      • From 04:00am on 30 November 2021 all travellers arriving into the UK must take a PCR test provided by a private test provider on or before day 2 and self-isolate until they receive a negative result (lateral flow tests will no longer be accepted). Individuals must self-isolate in their home or the place they are staying until they receive their test result. Those who test positive, must isolate for 10 days. If PCR test results are delayed, individuals must self-isolate until their test result is known or until day 14 after arrival, whichever is sooner.
      • All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate, regardless of their vaccination status. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
      • From 4:00am Tuesday 30 November face coverings will be compulsory in England in shops and other settings such as banks, post offices and hairdressers, as well as on public transport unless individuals are exempt from doing so.

       

      Red list update

      Since Friday and there have been updates to the UK’s red list of countries and territories.

      • South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe were added to the UK red list at 12.00 midday Friday 26 November.
      • Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia were added to the UK red list at 4:00am Sunday 28 November

       

      We will continue to keep you updated.

      .

Businesses and venues

All businesses and venues should follow COVID-secure guidelines to protect customers, visitors and workers.

 

See full guidance on which businesses and venues are permitted to be open under each local restriction tier.

SEATING PLAN
MAP & CHARGES

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

SELF DRIVE (Using your own car)
SEATS: £45.00pp

REGULAR: (Coach Seat Centre to Back Area)
SEATS: £54.00pp

PREMIUM: (Front to Mid Section of Coach)
SEATS: £60.00pp

Although it’s not a condition of booking, we would prefer individuals to consider the benefits of bringing a family friend or carer to occupy the seat beside them.
(HELPING US MAINTAIN THE BUBBLE POLICY)

WELLNESS RETREATS FOR DEVON RESIDENTS

UK DAY TRIPS

PART OF OUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM WHERE SUPPORT & FRIENDSHIP HAVE A VALUE

WHICH GROUP TO JOIN

(1) ** Seniors
(2) ** Accompanied Guests
– This can also include family members, friends and carers

TRIP ADD-ON’S (OPTIONAL)

Our various excursions are aimed at enhancing the fun element of meeting others. These may be heritage railway tours, theatre events, visits to shopping outlets and other points of interest.

All our excursions are also available without having the need to book a coach seat as individuals may opt to use private transport.

ALSO PERFECT FOR PRIVATE HIRE

** Social clubs and groups across Devon
** Care and residential home services

Due to high demand, early bookings are recommended. We have a first come, first serve policy based on seat availability within our coaches.

CCOOAACCHH   IINNFFOO

THE TOUR PACKAGES ARE A WORKING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN DARTLINE COACHES & OTTERY TRAVEL.

We have access to various coaches that range from the 25 seater Mini bus to 53 Seater Executives with Air Conditioning, Toilet, and Drinks Facilities. Coach selection is based on access as many interesting locations are well hidden with narrow lanes that will not permit any large scale vehicle.

All text information supplied has been verified by Dartline Coaches.

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SUBSIDISED TOURS FROM CHARITIES / ASSOCIATIONS

MANY CHARITY ORGANISATIONS OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH YOU JOINING US DUE TO MENTAL WELLNESS

As an organisation, we are proud to work alongside ALL charities and associations. We believe that many good will offer financial support to individuals looking to join us as a way of escapism from mental illness.  Many may not provide 100% financial assistance but you could also ask for subsidised allowance that would go towards the travel package. The level of subsidy is subject to grant’s receivable from local authorities. These can range from 100% to 5% dependent on the level of grants provided BY YOUR CHARITY.

ARE YOU ON BENEFIT / COMMUNITY SERVICES

ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO RECIEVE PIP ?

Those on benefits and financial support or are disabled / have a health condition may use their PIP allowance for seat allocation

SEARCH TERM: WELLNESS BREAKS

Rolling out trips after August 02

DISCOVER OUR POPULARITY

Call it networking, call it fun, or call it chatting with new friends… “We focus our tours around enhancing communication between passengers through Fun Events. Since lockdown of 2020/21 social interaction has meant that people have craved to feel free and meet others (IN SAFETY) and expand their circle of friendships. What make our trips unique is that everyone on board has the need to make new friends.

Creative events where everyone knows your name

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HEALTH & SAFETY

COVID RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT RULES. HOWEVER, OUR POLICY IS TO ALWAYS RETAIN HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS RELATED TO ON BOARD ‘WEARING OF FACE-MASKS’.

THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS ARE FOR POLICIES PRIOR TO JUNE 21st, 2021
* An excuse to get out and enjoy fresh air in the company of strangers using safe covid protocols
. This service is only for DEVON residents.

 

Current Passenger Departure Point:
Exeter St. Davids Rail Station

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT ADDING ADDITIONAL POINTS

(subject to demand). 

 

* There is no mandatory requirement for face masks on private hire, should the coach be booked on a dry hire basis.  However, in circumstances where different families, groups and individuals occupy a shared vehicle it is mandatory that face masks are always to be worn, especially when talking to strangers on board. Our service allows regular comfort breaks that allow passengers to stretch their legs on longer journeys.

 

* In the event of several pick-up points, travellers will need to start filling up the rear of the coach first, as this helps to minimise close contact.

 

* Seating arrangements first row behind driver to be left clear unless vehicle fitted with a protective screen (We have 2 private hire vehicles already fitted). The remaining passenger seats to 1m+ so window seats and any family members or carers will be able to sit together. We aim o keep a single seat space between all strangers.

EUROPEAN TOURS

ONLY WHEN RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED

(2) 2 DAY SHORT BREAKS – From Staycation Events to Full European Travel Programs to Pilgrim Tours TBA
(3) 5 night / 6 day Group Tour Packages, (including Cruises) available through our travel dept. (TBA)
(4) Private invitations to additional social events that connect people

HEALTH & SAFETY & FUN TAKEN SERIOUSLY
Face masks will be worn in any closed indoor environment

WHAT IS INCLUDED / OPTIONAL

HOSTED
INCLUDED

TRANSPORTATION
OPTIONAL

SNACK BOX**
INFORMATION

COMFORT BREAKS
INCLUDED

TRIP ADD-ON’S*
OPTIONAL

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BAD WEATHER

BAD WEATHER

That feeling of having booked a day out and it rains… DON’T WORRY
The prospect of having reserved a tour date, many may feel disappointed. The beauty is that our events are mainly undercover. From coach to any selected excursion. (We always ensure that our events cater for any last minute changes.)

HYGENE ON COACH TRAVEL

THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE FOR EVENT MANAGEMENT PRIOR JUNE 21ST 2021

We will however be cautious and always make safe alternations that keep our travellers safe

 

HYGIENE
Q. As people move through the isle, it is expected that they will be touching every seat by default and leaving imprints on the seats?

A. We will address this question in two parts

  • (1) Prior to boarding the coach, everyone will be provided a set of blue surgical gloves which they are expected to wear every-time they travel along the isle of the coach
  • (2) The inside of the coach is given a coating of ‘Biocide’ as an Aqueous coating. This remans active for up to seven days.The aqueous coating is hard wearing and creates a clear coat of active biocide which can only be removed by cleaning with a strong bleach, disinfectant or simply worn away. (Similar to an active coating of clear varnish). If 1000’s of people rub the hand rail in the same spot continuously then that area coating, at some point will be worn away (just as varnish would be). If no one rubbed their hand on the rail, it would stay active for over 30 days. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY COACH LEAVING THE DARTLINE GARAGE IS RE-SANITISED SUBJECT TO USAGE – DAILY & WEEKLY SLOTS.

USAGE OF PERSONAL TRAVEL

PERSONAL TRAVEL
Q. What is the purpose of offering personal travel for coach day trips on events?

A. The answer is one related to health and safety and personal space

  • (1) Restrictions on minimum passenger number on coach tours will not be restricted to 30 people. It’s because of this that many may prefer to use personal travel and join our fun groups on location. With exception to saving on seat capacity on board, attendees do not lose any part of the fun factor and the option of establishing friendship amongst others.

ANXIETY

ANXIETY

A feeling of worry, nervousness or unease.
The recent lockdown measures imposed by the Government have caused many people to fully isolate and feel an increase in their level of anxiety. People need to communicate more than Zoom or Skype.

All guests, passengers including staff will need to maintain the wearing of face-masks (Exemptions subject to medical issues). Social communication is paramount to every person. The coach trips we organise are managed using as many COVID protocols available.

GROUP BOOKINGS & DIRECT COACH HIRE

You Decide The Event – We’ll Provide The Logistics

USE THIS FOR GROUP BOOKINGS ONLY

RESERVATIONS - CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • First NameLast Name 

GENERAL REQUEST

FOR COACH DRY HIRE ONLY

  • First NameLast Name 
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY

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UK Day Trips Explained

ACCOMPANIED GUESTS

ACCOMPANIED GUESTS

There are no AGE restrictions on accompanied guests.

We know that some people isolating may have there own carers and may be under 30 years old.

We offer 100% flexibility on age related guests as it’s your enjoyment onboard what really matters.

** SNACK BOX

SNACK BOX

Unless stated otherwise, we provide all passengers with a SNACK BOX containing various re-energising items like apple juice and a vegiterian  pie. We ask every passenger on confirmation of his or her booking to inform our office of any special dietary requirements. We always try to accommodate everyone.

SNACK BOXES are NOT provided with restaurant lunch events or any type of overseas travel.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Please note that travel Insurance is not provided within the cost. You are free to have your own or ask our office to provide you with a quotation closer to the time of your confirmation.

UK Tours

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

From
£45.00 per person

BASED ON SELF DRIVE

WHAT IS INCLUDED
RETURN TRAVEL FROM ST. DAVIDS TRAIN STATION – INCLUDING COMFORT BREAK, COACH HIRE, DRIVER, HOST & SNACK BOX** EXCLUSIVE TO RAIL EXCURSIONS ONLY

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
ADD-ON EXCURSIONS TO FUN EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
SNACK BOXES ON TRIPS TO SHOPPING OUTLETS/ VILLAGES

DAY TRIP

GUIDE
10.30 – 17.30

NO MEMBERSHIP BUT BOOKINGS ARE TAKEN ON A FIRST COME BASIS

EXAMPLE SCHEDULE

TIMINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

PASSENGER “HEAT CHECK” PRIOR TO BOARDING
PICK-UP POINT ST DAVID’S TRAIN STATION
10.30 – 11.30
 APPROX BOARDING TIME

11.30 – TOUR DEPARTURE TIME
13.00 – APPROX ARRIVAL TIME AT LOCATION* or FREE TIME
CHARGEABLE ADD-ON FOR EXCURSIONS –  OPTIONAL
(SNACK BOX** SEE CONDITIONS)
16.00 – START RTN TRIP HOME
17.00 / 17.30 – APPROX RETURN TIME TO PICK UP POINT

Information for
TEAM LEADERS

GROUP BOOKINGS

Useful tool for anyone keen on hosting a group event

SOCIAL GROUPS

SOCIAL GROUPS

SOCIAL GROUP EXCURSIONS

> CHARITY CLUBS TO ASSOCATIONS

RESIDENTIAL VILLAGES & CARE HOMES

RESIDENTIAL VILLAGES & CARE HOMES

RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

> AVAILABLE SW ENGLAND ONLY

No Computer?  NO PROBLEM

PLEASE PHONE US ON 01404 811 849 AND WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO ADD YOUR DETAILS MANUALLY SO THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE OUR UPDATES.
A MEMBER OF STAFF WILL BE HAPPY TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION

OUR OFFICE WILL HANDLE SEAT ALLOCATIONS
TRAVEL DATES RELEASED THROUGH OUR OTTERY TRAVEL OFFICE

TERMS & CONDITIONS

HOUSEKEEPING RULES FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS

These are an extension to current rules since COVID-19 

 

  • All events are hosted by facilitators.
  • NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING PERMITTED ON BOARD OUR TOURS
  • We have usable storage area for disability aids on our coaches
  • Maximum group attendance is subject to permitted government acceptance (Pre June 21st will be 30 People), any pre-deposits that may have been paid are refunded fully on cancelled events.
  • SNACK BOXES are only provided on selected itineraries (Please check).
  • We will not accept any behaviour that may put others at risk.
  • Prior to registering, please ensure that your personal health DOES NOT impede the enjoyment for fellow guests and attendees.
  • Please check prior to confirming any reservation that your (If needed) travel insurance documents are up to date.
  • We are keen to offer private member clubs, associations and social clubs a fully designed travel package suited to their needs.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY
  • £10.00 admin charge will be levied based on per person when handling any type of refund on a non-confirmed booking where deposits have been accepted.
    Due to restricted margins, we are unable to offer any refunds on any confirmed bookings. Last minute reservations are not permitted.
  • NO SHOW
    Should an individual confirm their seat and decide not to show at an agreed meeting point or departure time (We always allow 15-20 minutes margin time for traffic), then the individual will lose any monies paid.
  • PAYMENT ADDRESS
    Please ensure that payment is made to “Fun Events Corporate Services Limited” at Ottery Travel in Mill Street. EX11 1AD
  • PAYMENT CONDITIONS FOR CORPORATES / GOV DEPT / ASSOCIATIONS INCLUDING SOCIAL GROUPS AND CARE HOMES
    Purchase order must be in-line with the terms and conditions covering deadlines for payments.
  • RESTRICTIONS
    Coach hire conditions do not permit us to entertain any single sex groups. Examples are stag & hen parties.

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Would your business benefit by having the opportunity to market a particular product or service to the senior citizen market. If the answer is YES…

We allocate a percentage of cost towards entertaining our passengers.

MARKETING RATES

We only accept pre-printed flyers no larger than A5 in size

Cost of advertising:
Single month: £700
6 Month campaign: £2,500
12 Month campaign; £4,000

A FUN WAY TO GETTING YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN

Freelance networkers based in Devon wanted to promote our health an wellness programs

ENQUIRY LINE
01404 811 849
PRE-BOOK ESSENTIAL

RAIL TICKET CHECK
FOR EXETER ST. DAVIDS STATION

A 11.30 coach departure allows those joining us from across Devon to reach Exeter St.Davids rail station in good time.

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

ADDITIONAL COACHES WILL BE MADE POSSIBLE SUBJECT TO DEMAND

ALL INFORMATION RECIEVED IS TREATED IN CONFIDENCE

STORAGE AREA FOR DISABILITY AIDS IS AVAILABLE ON OUR COACHES THAT WILL BE SUBJECT TO SIZE
Due to high demand, we operate a ‘WAIT LIST‘ policy where travellers are informed via E-Mail and seats are sold on a first come basis. This is due to restrictions on coach seating. Seats may however be pre-booked and paid for in advance.