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How safe is home-swapping during covid?

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This article is sponsored by Love Home Swap

How safe is a home swapping holiday in 2022 and beyond? It’s a great question, and the answer is – it’s very safe.

And as Love Home Swap is offering HfP readers a FREE 3-month trial, it’s a great time to mention that home swapping isn’t just an excellent way to explore new places for (virtually) free, it’s actually a safe way to travel too.

In fact, home swapping is an even safer way of travelling than a traditional hotel stay.

Why join Love Home Swap now?

As the world is opening up again, there’s never been a better time to organise the type of trips that you’ve probably missed out on. And with the 3-month trial you’ll have plenty of time to get a feel for how home swapping works, and plan some incredible breaks.

By home swapping, you can save a substantial amount of money on your holiday. Some members even let their guests use extras beyond their house, such as sports equipment and cars. What you choose to include in your swap is entirely up to you.

Is it safe to home swap at this moment in time?

As Government restrictions continue to ease – and with the upcoming February half-term and Easter holidays to plan for – there will inevitably be a clamour for staycations and overseas adventures.

For those nervous about travelling in a Covid-era, private accommodation affords you the opportunity to take back an element of control.

With enhanced cleaning guidelines in place, Love Home Swap properties provide fewer touchpoints than a hotel or regularly-booked holiday accommodation, and there is a far lower risk of coming into close contact with other people.

Sandy experienced her first home swap during the pandemic. Over to Sandy:

“I just left plenty of hand wash and gels around the house for our guest. I think you have to trust that they will clean to the same standards as you do! Hotels are lovely, but if you’ve paid for breakfast, you have to get up at a certain time, so home swapping is a lot more relaxing. Also, you get a much better feel for the area.”

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Home swap with confidence

Love Home Swap is offering a no-quibble cancellation policy if Covid-19 disrupts your plans.

For example, if you plan a Points Swap to an area that is later placed under Government restrictions, your Points (which is Love Home Swap’s virtual currency) will be returned to you in full, as well as any service fee (if applicable).

Likewise, if you have agreed to let someone stay in your home and they cancel because your area has been placed under restrictions, you keep the Points that you would have earned.

Love Home Swap has also provided their members with enhanced cleaning guidelines, so you can feel confident that you’re staying in a safe environment. You can find out more details about these measures by clicking here.

And don’t forget that members swap with likeminded travel-lovers who treat homes as if they were their own. Plus, members can take out insurance to ensure their home is protected – though Love Home Swap’s exceptional Customer Care team are always on hand to help if anything goes wrong.

Why join Love Home Swap now?

You may not be planning a trip for a few months, but with the 3-month trial you’ll be able to get a feel for, and plan, the sort of home swapping trips you might want to take.

By home swapping, you can save a substantial amount of money on your holiday. Some members even let their guests use extras beyond their house, such as sports equipment and cars. What you choose to include in your swap is entirely up to you.

How does the free Love Home Swap trial work?

You can try out Love Home Swap with an exclusive free 3-month trial when you sign up by the 14th February using this link.

If you decide to remain a member after the three months are up, you can buy an annual platinum membership for just £99 (usually £144).

Even better… £99 Platinum package comes with 4 free airport lounge passes via Lounge Pass, which covers most major UK airports.

Love Home Swap also offer a no-quibble cancellation policy, so if lockdown measures mean that you can’t travel, you won’t lose out.

You can sign-up for your free trial of Love Home Swap here.

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