I do feel there is too much last-minute planning going on at the moment. There’s not enough long-term planning going on with early notice to stakeholders.
For example, in the UK we have no idea how the upcoming academic year is going to pan out. Ordinarily, large numbers of students would sit public exams in May and June 2021. There has been talk of cancelling these exams, as they were cancelled this years. There has been talk of holding them later in the year to make up for all the teaching time lost this year. There has been talking of trimming the number of subjects examined, or trimming the content tested in each subject.
But there have been no announcements as to what is actually going to happen.
People need to know. I have booked a trip for April 2021. Why April? Ordinarily I would pick the end of June because the exams will be finished by then, so my work as a tutor will be done, but high school will still be in session, so travelling to Orlando will be cheaper and the parks will be less busy. UK tourists don’t usually arrive till July.
It almost seems like national governments are as much in denial as private individuals seem to be.