Campsites reopen: Camping holidays could open to tourists first for this reason

Campsites reopen: Camping holidays could open to tourists first for this reason

With more British tourists looking at staycations in the UK, the prospect of a camping holiday may not seem like such a bad idea. And with quarantine rules in place for anyone arriving in the UK from abroad, a holiday in the UK may be the only way to enjoy a holiday this summer. Here’s everything you need to know about campsites for your future holiday.

Campsites are reportedly taking bookings already.

Online campsite guide and reservations site, Cool Camping, announced that it has actually seen an increase in people booking for July, August and September.

The company began receiving more interest after Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave his last announcement on May 10.

Founder of the company Jonathan Knight explained the reason why campsites may be able to open first.

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“Almost half are going to reduce capacity and a third are planning marked social distancing queues for loos and allocated time slots for showers.”

But the latest Government advice has not included campsites in its most recent statements.

The Caravan and Motorhome club told Portsmouth.co.uk that is depends on what the Government said.

They told Portsmouth.co.uk: “The recent statement by the UK Government on the gradual easing of the current lockdown restrictions is welcome news.

“However, the Government advice does not currently give the dates that campsites and touring sites are able to reopen and is conditional on further progress being made.

“At this time we are planning on the assumption that we will be able to introduce a phased reopening of our sites network during July.”

But while camping has not been mentioned, it is safe to assume that campsites will fall into phase three of the Government’s plan.

Many caravan and holiday parks are aiming to restart in Phase three of the Government’s plan.

Phase three is anticipated to begin in July, subject to scientific and medical data.

According to a 50-page plan published by the government, phase three will allow for: “Some hospitality businesses being permitted to reopen ensuring they can provide safe environments and strictly enforce social distancing measures.”

Dan Yates, Managing Director of Pitchup.com, told The Daily Telegraph: “In short, with a date of ‘no earlier’ than July 4, time will be tight to capitalise on this summer.

“Typically, the peak begins in the third week of July with the start of the school holidays, and ends at August Bank Holiday.

“That said, we live in hope of an Indian summer.”

Published at Mon, 18 May 2020 20:27:00 +0000