Holidays both abroad and in the UK have been looking uncertain in recent weeks. But now it has been confirmed by the government today in the Commons that campsites will be reopening on July 4.
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Mr Johnson also confirmed that “air bridges” are being looked at as an option for Britons looking to go abroad this year.
However, the government’s strict 14-day quarantine rules which were put in place on June 8 will not be eased as the government does not want to see a second wave of coronavirus brought in from abroad.
Campers will be overjoyed to hear the good news but campsites will not look like they used to.
Communal areas such as showers and toilets will be expected to remain clean and safe.
Since March, Britons have not been allowed to stay away from their primary residence which included second homes.
But today, Britons will be pleased to hear that from July 4 they will be allowed to stay away from their main home.
The Prime Minister said in a statement today: “From July 4, people will be free to stay overnight in contained accommodation, including hotels, B&Bs, including campsites, as long as shared facilities are kept clean.”
Raoul Fraser, owner of Lovat Parks said summer tourism is vital to rural economies such as campsites and holiday park companies.
He said: “We welcome the Government’s decision to relax the two metre rule to support the UK economy.
“Summer tourism is vital to rural economies and we call on the Government to provide clear guidance and allow holiday parks to re-open.
“At Lovat Parks we’ve implemented strict hygiene procedures to keep guests safe, and the fresh air and nature will provide a necessary respite from months of lockdown.
“If people are allowed to visit pubs and restaurants from July 4th, you should be allowed to enjoy a summer vacation in your own self-contained caravan or motorhome in a holiday park.”
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