In the latest update from The Camping and Caravanning Club, they confirmed that they are working towards a reopening date for campsites in England from July 4th. When many locations reopen, some remain closed while others are open, but on-site shower and toilet facilities are closed.
The opening plan for the camping and caravanning club
The team is working to potentially re-open campsites in England as of July 4th as part of the UK government's Phase 3 plans to ease restrictions. We are also working on the tentative opening dates for Scotland from July 15th.
Preliminary Northern Ireland campsites and caravan parks are slated to reopen from June 26th before the scheduled reopening date for campsites in England. However, we will continue to work towards July 4th. We are also closely monitoring developments in Wales and are waiting for the Welsh Parliament to announce the proposed reopening dates.
However, some campsites are opened without toilets and showers
We are currently planning to open most of the club websites, including as many as possible with toilet blocks. Opening with toilet and shower facilities only takes place if permitted by the responsible governments for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Toilet blocks remain closed in some places
However, some campsites are opened without toilets and showers. In order to operate our locations responsibly, we will improve our cleaning systems. Where facility blocks are open, 2 deep cleanings per day and 4 additional cleanings are carried out. This places additional demands on our employees. Therefore, we had to look at campsites that are more suitable for self-sufficient campers where facility blocks are not open season.
Unfortunately, 26 locations are likely to remain closed for the rest of the season.
You can view a list of our club websites and see if they are open, open with limited facilities, or closed for the rest of 2020 Here.
Measures for safer camping
We asked our members about their hopes, expectations and well-being at our campsites. Although many things remain uncertain, our operational teams will have a blueprint for how we plan to open the club site network once we are legally able to do so. We have forwarded our recommendations to the government and will follow all established guidelines.
- Contactless check-in – this is made easier with Auto Balance Collect. The balance of your stay will be automatically debited from your account on the morning of your arrival. This means that we ask for the vehicle registration details when booking. When campers arrive on site, they can stay in their vehicle and a member of our construction site will greet them and show them their assigned parking space.
- Sensible social distancing – our pitches are six meters apart and we are reducing the number of people in club locations with furnishing blocks so that we can manage demand.
- There will be signs and floor markings to remind common sense to be two meters away from other people.
- When the blocks of the facility are open, 2 deep cleansings and 4 additional cleanings are carried out daily. It also indicates how many people the block can hold at the same time. Campers can also set up their own toilet tent on the assigned space.
- At campsites where facility blocks are open, we would ask you to use your own facilities in their unit as often as possible. This helps us manage demand and queues.
- We only allow individual bookings and with well-managed websites we can prevent large groups from being put together.
- Campers cannot have day visitors in their pitches – this helps us to limit the number of people on the websites.
- While our washing up areas remain open, common areas such as receptions, shops, laundries and play areas remain closed. Campers need to make sure they bring all the essentials with them – we also can't sell gasoline.
- Service points are open – please follow the instructions for washing your hands. Although we have this on site, we kindly ask campers to bring their own soap and hand sanitizer supplies.
- We will not be opening our Ready Camp Safari tents, pods, or self-catering units this season.
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