If you love your cruises, you will be as excited as us to see the latest addition to P&O’s cruise fleet, the Iona, sail into Southampton Water last week. Greeted by a flotilla of small boats and tugs with water hoses, the Iona looked magnificent in her unashamedly British livery on her prow and stern.
The sun is shining, and at last our local pubs can open with their gardens and welcome us back! We’ve listed some of our customers’ favourites, plus some of our own, which are now open and (mostly) serving food.
If you’re planning a visit, do ring and check with the pub first. You’ll usually need to book a table in advance. Also ask what days they are open too – some are not open 7 days a week yet.
It’s back for Easter – the rule of six! We probably never thought we’d be so glad to see that rule again. As of Monday 29th March, we can now meet with up to five other people from different households in our own gardens, just in time for the Easter holidays. What’s more, two households can meet up, which is great for larger families. (Just remember, social distancing still applies, and the rules apply for outside garden meet-ups only – strictly no mixing indoors.) So, book your private hire taxi now, and hop over to see your family in style!
The Government has announced its plans for moving out of lockdown and towards what many are calling the “new normal”. Now we know when we can meet more than one person outside, when we can go back to the gym, and (hopefully) when we can go on holiday abroad again!
If you’re aged 65 and over and haven’t had your vaccination for COVID-19 yet, you’ll be invited very shortly! The government aims to invite everyone aged over 50 to receive a vaccination by mid April, depending on vaccine availability.
At Your Local Car, we’ve been helping local people access their COVID vaccinations at local and regional centres since December 2020. Here is our list of the vaccination centres in our three counties of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire that we know about (as of 22 February 2021).
Now that the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine is being rolled out, many more of us will be getting that long-awaited COVID vaccination appointment. However, that doesn’t mean that all vaccinations will now happen at your local GP practice, or even your local hospital.
It’s official. The current Tier 2 restrictions in our area will be relaxed for five days over the Christmas period to allow us to meet in a “Christmas bubble” with two other households.
From 23 December to 27 December, you can travel to meet the households too, in their homes. You can also go out to enjoy a “substantial” meal at a local pub or restaurant with your family.
So if you want to have a glass or two to celebrate the season, the big question is, who is going to drive?
Good news – Your Local Car’s friendly, local drivers are ready and waiting! They drive, you relax and enjoy yourself. How nice does that sound…
We’re always looking for ways to improve our private hire and taxi services for our local customers. And that includes simple ways to book and pay for your taxi journey.
Your Local Car has won its first major award for 2020, the Surrey and Hampshire BIZ Award for Digital Innovation.
We’re very proud of this latest award, as it recognises our investment in technology to make it easier, quicker and cheaper for our customers to book a private hire car online, via the app or by phone.