When Covid-19 ‘trips’ up your school’s travel plans

Throughout 2020, journalists and politicians stressed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on holiday and travel plans for individuals and households. However, the pandemic has also affected countless school trips, giving rise to legal issues such as schools’ financial exposure to cancellation fees and deposit refunds.

11 January 2021

Please note: the information contained in this legal update is correct as of the original date of publication.

Throughout 2020, journalists and politicians stressed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on holiday and travel plans for individuals and households. However, the pandemic has also affected countless school trips, giving rise to legal issues such as schools’ financial exposure to cancellation fees and deposit refunds, the effect of force majeure clauses and limitless debates with insurers.

While the world is hoping that 2021 will bring more positive news in respect of the pandemic, issues relating to cancelled school trips are expected to continue, particularly in light of the newly announced lockdown.


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