Caravan sites and holiday parks in Britain have seen a surge in popularity in recent years as the trend for staycations amid Brexit rose. Britons have been confined to their homes since March 23, but now new lockdown easing guidance has provided insight into when certain sectors of normal life will reopen. So when are caravan sites and holiday parks likely to reopen?
The Government published a 50-page document this week revealing the blueprint plan for easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions across the UK.
The rollout of these measures is expected to be undertaken in three distinct phases:
Phase one which will begin from Wednesday will involve:
- Workers who are unable to work from home are being encouraged to return to the workplace
- There is no longer a limit on the amount of exercise one can undertake.
- People can also meet up with one other person from outside your household so long as social distancing is maintained.
- Members of the public are now allowed to rest and sit outside or play sports with memes of their household.
- People are also able to drive to other destinations to undertake exercise.
The Government document makes no specific mention of camping.
However, experts have said the advice on camping has not changed and Britons are still advised not to travel to campsites at the moment.
In addition, the rules on travelling to second home have not changed and the Government guidance dictates leaving the place where you live to stay at another home is not permitted.
In England from Wednesday, you can travel to another county for exercise or for a day trip in an outdoor space, but you are not allowed to stay.
What do individual caravan sites and holiday parks say?
Away resorts: All parks are closed for the foreseeable future and no new bookings are being accepted until after July 3.
The Camping and Caravanning Club: All sites are closed for now but hopes to reopen campsites from July 4 as part of phase three.
Caravan Club: The company is planning to introduce a phased reopening of its sites network during July.
Flower of May: All parks are closed.
Haven: All sites are closed until May 31.
Hoeseasons: Are not accepting bookings for holidays arriving on or before June 30.
Holidaylettings.co.uk: The company is reviewing its policy for travel after July 1.
John Fowler Holidays: All parks are shut until May 14, but it is likely this will be extended.
Lyons Holiday Parks: All parks are closed until at least May 28.
Parkdean Resorts: All parks are closed until at least mid-May.
Park Holidays: Bookings can only be made online beginning after May 14.
Woolacombe Bay Holidays Parks: All our Parks are now closed to holiday guests and the company is currently planning to reopen on June 1.
Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 05:51:00 +0000