Caravan parks & campsites reopen: Date confirmed by Shapps for reopening – ‘Not weeks!’

Caravan parks & campsites reopen: Date confirmed by Shapps for reopening – ‘Not weeks!’

Caravan parks and campsites have become the next holiday trend to sweep the nation as travel restrictions and quarantine rules remain in place. However, it seems Britons may have to wait a while longer before they can visit campsites and holiday parks. Despite mounting calls for holiday and caravan parks and campsites to reopen earlier, it appears the date for reopening remains much the same.

He said: “In England, we have a government ‘ambition’ to open holiday and touring parks on 4 July.

“In Scotland we have an ‘indicative date’ of 15 July.

“Guidance on procedures is expected soon but we have no idea when opening dates will be confirmed to give us and our customers certainty.

“It’s worse in Wales where currently we have no prospect of opening at all.

“The Welsh First Minister has expressed his sympathy for our plight, but no more.

“Sympathy won’t keep the wolf from the door!”

Raoul Fraser, owner of Lovat Parks, said that he urged the government to provide holiday caravan parks with clarity on reopening and what steps need to be put in place.

Mr Fraser said: “Holiday caravan parks are set to play a vital role in rebuilding the UK’s regional economy this summer, as they offer families a safe way to connect with nature, embrace a healthy outdoor lifestyle and enjoy a well-needed break.

We have done all we can to put safety measures in place, including implementing extensive hand sanitiser stations through-out the parks, offering PPE, and following team training and risk assessments as devised by the British Holiday and Home Park Association.

“We are now urging the government to provide further clarity as soon as possible.”

Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith said recently that the government should be providing clear guidelines for campsites and caravan parks.

He said: “If campsites and caravan parks are not sure of the way ahead because of unclear guidance, then the Government has got to make a move on that.”

Published at Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:12:00 +0000