Practical Advice for Travelling to Cambridge on Business
Travelling anywhere for business is very tricky right now. Of course, to a certain extent, we are almost used to it but there is no getting away from the fact that things have changed enormously. Our way of living is different from anything anyone living has ever experienced before.
While we are blessed with wonderful technology that is keeping us all connected online, there will be occasions when you will need to travel for business. Cambridge is a hot spot for business due to the world-renowned Science and Business Parks.
So, what can you do if you end up in historic Cambridge for a business event or meeting?
At the time of writing this, news has just broken that on Boxing Day 2020, Cambridge will be moving into Tier 4. The rules for Tier 4 are more or less equal to the rules of the national lockdown from November 2020. The rules for Tier 4 are:
- “You cannot leave or be outside of the place you are living unless you have a reasonable excuse. You cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas and New Year period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your support bubble. Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household. These rules will not be relaxed for Christmas for Tier 4 – you cannot form a Christmas bubble in Tier 4…”
- “You can leave home for work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people’s homes.”
As such, if you find yourself in that difficult situation of needing to visit Cambridge for business whilst it is a Tier 4 area, you will need to find somewhere to meet. We recommend meeting in one of Cambridge’s many green spaces so that you are outdoors and can be socially distanced. Take a look at the list to find one close to you.
Our favourite is Parker’s Piece, Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1JF, which is ideally located in the city centre. This makes it perfect if you are meeting someone who has had to commute to the meeting.
Of course, there’s no chance of doing your usual wining and dining but you can bring your own coffees and hot beverages from home with you in insulated containers.
Meetings outside in the summer months are a lot more enjoyable in general, because of the warm sun. As such, if you are going to have a business meeting outdoors, make sure that you wrap up warm.
When things settle in the months ahead, you will be able to enjoy the wonders that Cambridge usually has to offer. The city centre has excellent public transport links by bus, coach and train and of course incredibly historic architecture to enjoy with visitors to the city.
CheckedInn specialise in finding short and medium-term accommodation for people being posted away from home due to work or study. We pride ourselves on being able to find homes for people, so call us on 01223 423334 today.
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