Caravan Sites - Open Area’s

Open up caravan sites and camping sites, along with open spaces for walking/exercise. Such a Loch Lomond or hills. Social distancing can be put in place.

Why the contribution is important

Allows more freedom of movement. People experiencing a different environment to the one they have been stuck in for 7 weeks. Allowing someone to use their caravan on a park they have paid membership for should be allowed if social distancing can take place

by orlainnnnes on May 05, 2020 at 02:36PM

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Comments

  • Posted by AlexMD May 06, 2020 at 07:48

    Should never have been closed down in the first place.
  • Posted by Robert866 May 06, 2020 at 12:08

    Where a site has touring pitches Motorhomes and Caravans should be allowed. Shared facilities could remain closed since modern campers and caravans have perfectly adequate facilities on board. Social distancing could be easily enforced.
  • Posted by DarrenRedfern May 06, 2020 at 13:41

    I agree totally. Static Caravans, touring vans and motorhomes have to keep far apart due to current fire regulations there would be little need additional measures for social distancing. Most modern units have their own toilets and showers, and therefore there would be little need to use any shared facilities. Indeed this type of holiday would be far safer than any other type of accommodation as everyone would be in their own box and using their own facilities.
  • Posted by Seymore May 06, 2020 at 19:22

    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 Rugbymanuk May 07, 2020 at 09:26

    Camping in single household groups is sensible. No groups. Some basic queue management at toilet facilities. Showers are placed to wash so use of soap and water there is what we've been doing with our hands anyway. Don't open shops on site or play areas. Encourage people with own wc and shower facilities to use them (caravans, motorhome). People could be encouraged to bring most food with them, save putting pressure on locals, although camping does support local rural economies. Put a max distance on travel. Not allowing ferry travel just yet ie the islands. Tents etc should be 6m apart anyway for fire regulations so distancing not an issue. Outdoor activities better than indoor. Allow local councils to make appropriate risk based decisions.
  • Posted by DBBC May 07, 2020 at 20:36

    Responsible park operators should easily be able to enforce social distancing rules to allow owners the use of their holiday homes during the lockdown period. I expect most local business communities with established holiday parks nearby would welcome back owners. Caveats would be: Owners only - no rentals. Park public areas to remain closed. Travel to parks within 50 miles radius only
  • Posted by Yogi123 May 08, 2020 at 09:07

    I believe caravan parks could be opened as it would be easy to apply social distancing. All facilities (restaurants/cafes/games rooms/shower blocks etc) could remain closed. Caravan/motorhome users could use their own toilet/shower facilities (perhaps toilet blocks could be open for tent users only?) A maximum travel distance (somewhere between 50-100 miles?)could be implemented, with driving licence providing proof of home address. Benefits to health/mental health/tourist economy
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