With holiday lets now starting to open for business, self-catering breaks are set to prove very popular this summer, as this is an easy way to keep contact with others to a minimum.

Properties on Airbnb and other holiday rental sites are in high demand – which could see some prices pushed upwards, and particularly during the peak season while schools are out for the summer.

If you are planning on booking a holiday rental, it’s worth noting that the government has introduced new guidance, including deep cleaning between each booking. This could mean stricter rules on check-in and check-out times; it could also mean guests face extra charges to cover the additional cost. Where possible, contactless key collection should be arranged.

Some properties may remove items such as cushions, throws and board games – so if you’ve got children, you may want to pack a few extra bits and pieces