Caravans sites & holiday parks open: Owner says ‘June is possibility’ for parks to reopen

Caravans sites & holiday parks open: Owner says ‘June is possibility’ for parks to reopen

Currently, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) guidelines suggest that Britons should not be travelling abroad unless it is for “essential” purposes. And even though lockdown rules have been eased, and Britons are allowed to go on long journeys, they must stay and sleep in their primary residence. This bank holiday has seen police across the country having to remind people that camping is not permitted at this current time.

Tonight, Steph McGovern presented a new Channel 4 documentary called ‘How To Go On Holiday This Summer’.

During the program, Steph investigated Britons’ options for future travel this summer, whether that’s hoping to travel abroad or considering a holiday in the UK.

Steph spoke to industry experts and insiders such as Travel expert and journalist Simon Calder and Sean Tipton from ABTA.

The experts answered some of holidaymakers’ most burning questions which included how to get refunds from package holidays and whether it is safe to go on holiday in the future

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She then asked him whether he can offer people holiday homes safely once restrictions have been lifted.

Mr Brierley said: “Yeah, we’ve already taken into consideration how our own staff have got to work under social distancing.

“When you look between the homes, you’ve got a minimum of about six metres.”

Mr Brierley has also ensured that social distancing measures are in place at the parks’ cafes and other amenities too.

Steph also asked what business could be like once restrictions have been lifted.

He replied: “I still think there’s so much uncertainty, that people are just not prepared to commit to booking a holiday.

“But I think that once the green light is pushed, they will then come back in droves.

“We are already getting enquiries for later in the year for August/September and onwards.”

He added: “For me I genuinely think, as long as we’re given some notice, I think June is not beyond the bounds of possibility.”

He also said he’d “love” to see his park packed again.

Watch ‘How To Go On Holiday This Summer’ on catch up on All 4

Published at Mon, 25 May 2020 05:16:00 +0000