Staycations are the topic of this year’s summer holidays, with COVID-19 infections looking like they are slowly decreasing in the UK. Camping holidays are a popular way to get away with the kids, but not only that, they’re looking to be a popular option for those wanting to stick to social distancing measures – which will no doubt be in place for quite some time.
The Camping and Caravanning Club released a statement discussing the reopening of their sites, which closed 11 weeks ago amid the coronavirus pandemic. With the government’s third phase of the lockdown exit strategy looking to go ahead as planned, they’re hoping to reopen from July 4th as originally planned.
With COVID-safe restrictions put in place, it’s likely that campsites will be required to open in a limited capacity, “Some campsites however, will open without toilets and showers. Campers will also be able to pitch their own toilet tent on their allocated pitch.” So you might want to make sure that you can live without the luxuries if you’re itching to get back out into the wilderness.
Sites with suitable toilet facilities may, on the other hand, be able to reopen with full use of their facilities, with the statement further reading: “At the current time we plan to open the majority of Club Sites, including as many as possible with toilet block facilities.”
Other measures set to be implemented, which are in line with current guidelines, include contactless payments, social distancing measures and two-metre distance floor markings where appropriate. Communal areas such as receptions, shops, laundry and play areas will be kept closed at this early stage.
Of course, all of this is dependent on the government’s wider plans which will be determined by the amount of COVID cases in the UK, so fingers crossed we can start to get back to the new norm soon.