Campsites planning to reopen on July 4, but toilets and showers could remain closed
12 June 2020, 11:34
Three months after closing under Government guidelines, some campsites are planning to reopen in the coming weeks.
This week, The Camping and Caravanning Club released a statement regarding reopening their sites, 11 weeks after they were legally told to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While their sites remain closed at the moment, they have said they are hoping to reopen from July 4, as part of the Government's phase three plans of exiting lockdown.
This is expected for at least campsites in England, but they are also monitoring guidance from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The club said they have been working hard on the logistics of people returning to sites, in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
There is said to have been an increase in interest for camping and caravan holidays as people put off summer trips abroad until 2021, and some sites are already taking bookings.
Looking into their plans of reopening, the club said that they want to reopen the majority of Club Sites, including "as many as possible" with toilet block facilities.
However, they added that this will only be done if the Government allows it.
Because of this, some of the sites will open without toilets and showers.
When the sites reopen, the club have put in new rules and regulations to help keep staff and visitors safe.
They will be introducing contactless check ins, sensible social distancing rules, signs and floor markings as a "common sense reminder", and extra cleaning for those sites with toilet and showers.
They said that while washing up areas will remain open, other communal areas such as receptions, shops, laundries and play areas will be closed.