Re-Opening Campsites – A Possibility In 2020?

There is some exciting buzz going around that July 4th might be the official start of camping with the long-awaited re-opening of campsites. After over 10 weeks of lockdown and being confined to our own homes, many of us are dying for a change of scenery – to escape and explore the great sights that Britain has to offer. However, we also know that we cannot rush into things potentially putting ourselves or others at risk at this still early stage of the pandemic.

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So, the major question that people are asking is if camping is safe? And how can re-opening campsites ensure safety of their guests?

Well, many camping, glamping and caravan sites have begun to prepare for a 4th July re-opening and have carefully considered all the measures necessary for this. Thankfully, camping lends itself quite nicely to natural social distancing, however, there are some factors like shared bathroom and washing facilities, close proximity to other campers, etc. that need careful thought.

Many re-opening campsites will need advanced booking as they must limit numbers and therefore help with social distancing and sharing of facilities. There are some camping sites that have plenty of space for ease of distancing between tents.

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Some holiday makers may well want to hold back from booking until there is more certainty as they don’t want to risk losing out financially. It is worth checking out with your preferred campsite what their policy is as the vast majority of sites are keen to look after customers.

Some sites are allowing provisional bookings to help with flexibility and peace of mind in case of a change to government guidance following an increase in cases. Some offer refunds for Covid-related issues and some have it so you can move your booking if necessary, giving you total flexibility.

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The re-opening of campsites will no doubt be a welcome indication of our return to the freedom we expect to enjoy and will be an opportunity for anyone with a caravan or motorhome to go out and explore the British countryside in the luxury of their own accommodation and the peace of mind that the camping can be seen as a “safe environment” for families and extended family weekends away and holidays.

With thousands of camp sites available in picturesque locations with facilities to suit everyone this is the time to get away and plan your next holiday adventure !