Open Holiday Parks

Open holiday parks in a staged way. Initially to owners of static caravans. Social distancing can easily be maintained by caravan owners. They can drive to their holiday homes, stay in the family group and take walks etc while keeping distance from others. This will be of great benefit to the mental health of individuals to safely get out to a happy place. The holiday parks are in a difficult position as they have to keep paying upkeep costs and fixed costs and customers must therefore keep paying fees even when the homes cannot be used. It would take the pressure of all parties if holiday home owners could visit their properties while maintaining social distance. All other parts of holiday parks, such as restaurants, bars, leisure centres, camping and short stay holidays can be opened later. This will ensure that social distancing is easily maintained on holiday parks.

Why the contribution is important

This idea is important as it provides for an improvement in mental health for individuals and safely opens up a vital part of rural and coastal economies.

by Andrewck on May 05, 2020 at 01:25PM

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Average rating: 3.7
Based on: 44 votes


  • Posted by Switchqueen May 05, 2020 at 13:28

    People using own caravans but not renting out may be able to do so safely.
  • Posted by cowanpete May 05, 2020 at 13:29

    It /might/ encourage people to travel from centres of population where the NHS is in steady state to areas where the situation is more precarious, e.g. Highlands. Not a fan of this idea.
  • Posted by Baker1980 May 05, 2020 at 13:29

    I don't feel this is appropriate as this will in no doubt spread the virus to areas that could have no infection as these people will not stay in their caravans they will go out for walks etc thus maybe infecting the local population who are having to adhere to the restrictions
  • Posted by kathleentaylor May 05, 2020 at 13:31

    No too early and high risks of disease spread
  • Posted by dalrob1964 May 05, 2020 at 13:33

    i agree. i can attend my static caravan and easily keep my social distancing
  • Posted by Clayton41 May 05, 2020 at 13:34

  • Posted by MaureenMacKay May 05, 2020 at 13:39

    This is very important for people’s mental health, especially as holidays overseas will be curtailed for the foreseeable future.
  • Posted by IainM May 05, 2020 at 13:40

    This makes perfect sense as long as people follow the rules a Holiday Park where I am the owner and as long as I follow full social guidance rules poses no more risk than being at my main home. I fully understand the concern of rural communities, so the rules would have to be very strictly adhered to with social distancing in any stores etc.
  • Posted by Braefoot May 05, 2020 at 13:43

  • Posted by AlBarker May 05, 2020 at 13:58

    I agree and would extend it to campsites and caravans/campers. Camp sites are easy to keep within social distancing room, it would open up some more businesses to help the economy recover and unlike what has been said previously, there is no reason why this could or would spread the disease or affect local NHS facilities; no one would travel with serious symptoms, this does not happen to people overnight.
  • Posted by Robert866 May 05, 2020 at 14:11

    Sites for Motorhomes and Touring Caravans should be allowed to re-open. For example, only using every second pitch while shared facilities remain closed would allow for social distancing.
  • Posted by Jeannie May 05, 2020 at 23:50

    No protect rural populations
  • Posted by Robert866 May 06, 2020 at 12:13

    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 Seymore May 06, 2020 at 19:23

    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 Zoe27 May 07, 2020 at 10:34

    I also support reopening on a staged basis. Owners first so that they can check and maintain their properties and we can still adhere to social distancing. I, for one, will not visit shops in the area as I would take all my provisions with me.
  • Posted by kimcruickshank10 May 08, 2020 at 14:09

    Where a caravan park can adhere to social distancing rules there should be no issue in re opening them. In my case, I would be isolated more at my caravan rather than in my flat where I come into contact with others daily using the communal landing/hall when travelling for essential purposes.
  • Posted by C5tuk May 09, 2020 at 16:11

    No reason why this wouldn't work, caravans wither tourers or static on seasonal pitches already have there own facilities and are spaced out, would be easy to Social distance
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