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The HfP chat thread – Monday 5th July

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We are running this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the de facto repository for random comments and questions.  With the news flow being lighter, we are running fewer ‘Bits’ articles.

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Comments (391)

  • Sam says:

    Hi all, for Wimbledon are the tests on this link the same as the lateral flow test for entry? I’m not double vaxed yet.
    https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

    • Tracey says:

      Yes. If you register your result on the NHS website for reporting lateral flow tests, you will get back a text and an email that you can use as “proof”.

  • tonyb says:

    Evening, does anyone know how long it takes to upgrade from Blue to Curve metal ? Thanks

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Your blue starts acting as a metal pretty much instantly after paying

      • Tw33ty says:

        Curve metal cards get made in the USA, so they take a bit longer as they are also made and shipped in batches I’m told.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Ok but your account acts exactly like a “metal” account regardless of what card you have

  • tonyb says:

    Thanks TG

  • KP says:

    I’m looking to book a weekend at the The Fellows Curio Collection in Cambridge. Will the Hilton Amex offer work on this as it’s not part of the listed participating hotels. Thanks

  • Luke says:

    Germany just dropped the restrictions put on vaccinated UK travellers. Some good news. We just need Amber travel to open up.

    • Dave says:

      I just need Austria to do the same and my summer holiday might be on after all!

  • Njb says:

    Good rooftop lunch restaurant in London – thing the Rooftop at St James at the moment.

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