Lack of car fuel and staycation holiday insurance

Holiday booked in UK in under 14 days time so if I cancel now I am liable to pay the full cost...unless the host can re-book. Are there any holiday insurances out there which would cover this scenario i.e. no fuel for car to reach ...and return from... holiday destination ...or indeed to enjoy the area by car once there. Nobody knows how the fuel shortage may play out so very much a grey area to me. Would this be covered under e.g. Curtailment. Could I just say that the car wouldn't work? Grasping at straws! Thanks in advance.

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  • If you say your car wouldn't work, you'll simply be told you should get it fixed. It's not the insurer's problem.

    You have plenty of time to get fuel in the next two weeks, so just relax and look forward to your holiday.
  • Hire an electric car.
  • daveyjp
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    The panic buying will end in a few days as there are now thousands of cars with full tanks which hardly get driven.

    Case in point a friend who waited 90 minutes to fill his wife's car.  The 'fill' was 20 litres, she does 5,000 miles a year!
  • daveyjp said:
    The panic buying will end in a few days as there are now thousands of cars with full tanks which hardly get driven.

    Case in point a friend who waited 90 minutes to fill his wife's car.  The 'fill' was 20 litres, she does 5,000 miles a year!
    Very good point Dave and you're probably quite right! Was just aware that a holiday is probably not classed as essential travel and we've no wish to deprive the essential services of fuel whilst also not keen to lose out on the 'paid for' holiday. Thanks and fingers crossed!
  • DCFC79
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    If you say your car wouldn't work, you'll simply be told you should get it fixed. It's not the insurer's problem.

    You have plenty of time to get fuel in the next two weeks, so just relax and look forward to your holiday.
    I agree with this, 2 weeks it will well over with.
  • sheramber
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    There is not a shortage of fuel. there is a a shortage of drivers to deliver the ample stocks,

    Once everybody has panicked and filled their tanks thinks will quieten down.

    Some areas are less affected than others.

    Apparently, priority is being given to motorway services.


  • millie
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    We went to a local Morrisons this morning about 11.00am and waited less than 10 minutes. This is in Birmingham so there are a lot of cars on the road. They had a delivery yesterday morning and are expecting another one tonight. The que was miles long yesterday and they had the police out Saturday to control the traffic. It probably be all over in a few days.
  • Thanks all. Good points well made. I'll leave it at that and we'll see how things evolve...without me starting a panic buy for holiday insurance !! 
  • sheramber
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    Local Sainsbury this morning- no queue
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