Following UK Government guidelines, sites are planning to open at a reduced capacity, whilst introducing new social distancing measures to ensure guest safety.
With many Brits scrapping their plans for holidays overseas this year due to the 14-day quarantine rule, an increase in staycation holidays was expected. Booking site, Cool Camping, has shared they have seen a huge surge in site visits and bookings since the Prime Minister announced plans to ease the current lockdown. Indie Campers have reported a similar trend, seeing a 23% increase in UK domestic bookings in May, compared to the same month last year. Holiday makers are looking for more independent forms of travelling, as they can ensure they’re more sanitary and isolated.
Transport Minister, Grant Schapps, stated at yesterday’s daily Coronavirus briefing: “The rules are, at the moment, you can’t stay somewhere else overnight. We now know we can travel, we can travel as far as we want to and we can even visit people in numbers no more than six. But you still have to return home at night. So that’s obviously a limitation at the moment for national holidays.”
Saturday 4th July is cited for the campsites to reopen but only if the government tests have been met, such as low infection rate and reduced strain on the NHS.