Blue Badge Tourist Guide for London
Private guided sightseeing tours by car in London and throughout Britain with a Blue-Badge tourist guide
a very special way of travelling
Covid-19 Code of Practice
We're Good To Go

I am pleased to have fulfilled the standards required to be part of the We're Good To Go initiative and to display the mark. The requirements include adherence to the following Code of Practice for driver-guides.

  • Guides will ensure they are familiar with the most up-to-date public health guidelines and will adhere to these for the duration of the tour.

  • Guides will maintain government-recommended social distancing between themselves and clients at all times. On tours where the group includes different households, guides will encourage and help clients to adopt appropriate social distancing between each other too.

  • When guiding people from different households, guides will follow government guidance to determine the maximum possible group size.

  • Guides will avoid shaking hands or any other physical contact with clients.

  • Guides will apply rigorous hygiene practices, including thoroughly cleaning and waiting for hands to dry before guiding, and use a personal hand sanitiser when this is not possible.

  • If requested, guides will consider wearing a face covering.

  • Blue Badge guides will know where public toilets/hand-washing facilities/hand sanitiser points are available.

  • Remote audio devices (such as Whisper, Vox and various apps) can be effective for social distancing on guided tours. Guides will happily work with tour companies using these systems.

  • Blue Badge guides are experts in the tourist sites they visit with clients. Guides will ensure they are fully aware of sites' specific Covid-19 requirements and comply with them.

  • Blue Badge guides know the towns and cities where they lead tours intricately. Guides will be familiar with more crowded areas and will make best efforts to negotiate them, or if possible, avoid them.

  • Members will ensure that their vehicle is thoroughly cleaned inside after previous use. They will follow licensing authority and national Covid-19 regulations for cleaning their vehicles and maintaining air-conditioning systems. Driver guides will carry disinfecting wipes, hand sanitisers and paper towels in their cars, and will use face masks if appropriate.

The full document "Covid-19 Guidance for Tour Guiding", created in collaboration with the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the British Guild of Tourist Guides, the Association of Professional Tourist Guides and the Driver-Guides Association is available here.