Caravan parks

Let people go to there static caravans, I isolate at home I would be isolated in my car going and would be isolating in my static caravan. So I don't see a problem, we all know to observe social distancing.

Why the contribution is important

To give people a change, to break up the monotony of lockdown.

by Jockd231 on May 06, 2020 at 09:09AM

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  • Posted by Pissedoffmum May 06, 2020 at 09:30

    Yes get them open
  • Posted by Margt May 06, 2020 at 09:47

    I agree that the caravan parks should be reopened. The static caravans are more than 6 feet apart and offer the opportunity for people to get away and relax their minds.
  • Posted by aloneinthehills May 06, 2020 at 09:59

    Campervans and motorhomes should be allowed access throughout mainland Scotland (and possibly the islands) to facilitate 'stay at home vacations' for the people of Scotland. Many people have (and will continue to) work throughout the crisis. A holiday in the outdoors presents little risk of viral transmission whilst providing great emotional and physical benefit to families.
  • Posted by Weeval02 May 06, 2020 at 10:26

    Again definitely not ,there is a caravan park in my village and the amount of people living there is unbelievable, this should not be allowed considering the fact we dont know where they have came from
  • Posted by DarrenRedfern May 06, 2020 at 11:00

    I Run a Caravan Park in the Highlands of Scotland and over half the static caravan owners also live in the highlands of Scotland. Allowing them to visit will not put any more pressure on NHS Highland.

    Static caravans are like second homes which are fully self contained with all utilities for cooking washing etc in the van. It is easy for static caravan owners to maintain social distancing.

    For those in touring caravans and motorhomes the same principle applies. They all have their own chemical toilets and many even have showers therefore negating the need to use most of our communal facilities.

    Caravan Parks can easily put measures in place to keep people more than 2m apart, one way is by limiting numbers.

    Our industry will not survive if we are unable to reopen indefinately.
  • Posted by Emptysporran May 06, 2020 at 11:41

    I agree that caravan parks should be allowed to reopen. Many people who own static caravans, own them within the same NHS catchment area that they live in on a permanent basis. This means that in no way will they add additional burden to the local NHS. Social distancing should be taking place regardless.

    I can socially isolate at my caravan just as well as i can at my home address and both are in the same NHS catchment area.

  • Posted by carolinejrobertson May 06, 2020 at 11:45

    Totally agree with comment by Darren above. As long as they are self contained and self sufficient as reopening of communal showers and toilets is a no no.
  • Posted by Campbell May 06, 2020 at 11:56

    The main concern would be shared facilities in touring caravan sites as experience has shown the poor hygiene standards of many campers
  • Posted by Robert866 May 06, 2020 at 11:57

    Where a site has touring pitches Motorhomes and Caravans should be allowed as well. Shared facilities could remain closed since modern campers and caravans have perfectly adequate facilities on board. Social distancing could be easily enforced.
  • Posted by swiftcaravans May 06, 2020 at 12:47

    I have a seasonal pitch on a caravan site in Scotland.
    My van is fully equipped with shower and toilet.
    The next van to me is over18feet away , so distancing is no problem.
  • Posted by ianmac May 06, 2020 at 12:54

    Social distancing can still be maintained. Rollout of TTI policy will not be undermined by this step. Will also promote improved mental health and wider economy. A no brainier !
  • Posted by missingmycaravan May 06, 2020 at 13:08

    If the lockdown eases, there is no difference in going to a static caravan than going to a second home which most of our government etc own,and as Darren in Dornoch caravan park has said most of the people who have statics on Dornoch live in the highland area and can easily self isolate and there certainly no problem with the distance between them.
  • Posted by Seymore May 06, 2020 at 19:20

    I support opening.

    Hard hit park owners and operators, and often wider rural economies, depend on seasonal income from holiday home owners. Over extending closures may have long-lasting and significant impact for companies and communities.

    No need to open bars, restaurants and shared spaces yet.

    As elsewhere, responsible behaviour and especially social distancing will be key.
  • Posted by helenmccready May 08, 2020 at 07:53

    I agree that campsites should be allowed to open with measures put in place for shared facilities providing booking is mandatory to make sure people are not travelling from long distances away eg South of England. We need tourism and the revenue it brings.
  • Posted by WeeSpider May 08, 2020 at 09:26

    It would be easier for us to isolate/social distance at our caravan than at home. Our caravan is further away from our nearest neighbour than we are from our neighbours front door at home. As a camper, tourer and now static owner of many years, I generally find people on sites are pretty responsible.
  • Posted by user1234 May 08, 2020 at 16:57

    I believe people should be permitted to stay in their own private static caravan. In my situation my caravan is much more isolated than my home and I come into much less contact with other people there than I do in my house. It is totally self contained so I would not have to use communal shower or toilet blocks. It is also within 20 miles of my home so I would still be using the same main supermarket than if I were at home and also the same hospital should I fall ill so would put no more strain on the local area than if I was at home. This would help greatly with the mental ability to cope with an extended lockdown.
  • Posted by andbro May 08, 2020 at 17:10

    Agree as static caravans are self contained and owners do not require to come into contact with any other owner unless they choose to. I can see that we would need to wait a bit longer for touring caravans which are not self contained as there is a potential social distancing issue with shower blocks. Caravan park facilities such as pools and restaurants don't need to be open for owners to use their caravans.
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