Take three: post-sum­mer es­capes Ca­nary Is­lands

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Cas­sidy has five nights’ self-cater­ing in Lan­zarote from €232pp (Dec 8; cas­sidy­travel.ie). Click­AndGo.com has seven nights in Lan­zarote from €1,553 for a fam­ily of four (Oct 14). nor­mal­ity.” In­stead, a dis­tance of at least 1.5 me­tres will be kept be­tween pool­side sunbeds and swim­mers will need to main­tain the same dis­tance while in the wa­ter. Some sun loungers have also been moved to the ter­races, so peo­ple can stay in their own space if they pre­fer.

But McFad­den has also de­layed the re­open­ing of both ho­tels un­til Septem­ber. “There are only about 10pc of the ho­tels on Lan­zarote open­ing in July and Au­gust,” she says. “We don’t an­tic­i­pate that there will be many peo­ple trav­el­ling… I think the back end of Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber is when things will start to kick off again.”

At Sani Re­sort in Halkidiki, Greece, two of six prop­er­ties opened on July 1, with strict safety protocol in place. It in­cludes com­pli­men­tary Covid-19 test­ing for both guests and em­ploy­ees, a “tech-led touch­less guest jour­ney” and a phys­i­cally dis­tanced ex­pe­ri­ence (the re­sort is set within a pri­vate 1,000 acre eco-re­serve, which helps). They’ll be em­pha­sis­ing pri­vate ex­pe­ri­ences too, like al fresco din­ing in your pri­vate gar­den, and there will be non-in­va­sive tem­per­a­ture mea­sur­ing avail­able. All beach and sun beds are at least four me­tres apart, and dis­in­fected reg­u­larly.

In Por­tu­gal, Tivoli Ho­tels and Re­sorts started a stag­gered

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