Reopening advice for Caravan and Camping Sites
Reopening Guidance for Caravan and Camping Sites
Further to Government plans announced on Monday 22nd February, Campsites and holiday lets will be allowed to open on 12th April 2021. People will be allowed to stay in self-catered accommodation but only with members of the same household. The full legislation in relation to camping & caravan sites which was published on 23rd March 2021 can be found at the following website link: -
The points that are most relevant to campsite owners are:-
(5) Holiday accommodation referred to in sub-paragraph (1) may continue to be provided if that accommodation is provided—
(a)in a campsite or caravan park, provided that the only shared facilities used by guests at the campsite or caravan park are washing facilities, toilets, water points and waste disposal points, or
(b)in separate and self-contained premises.
(6) Premises are separate and self-contained for the purposes of this paragraph only if—
(a)they are provided for persons who are —
(i)members of the same household, or
(ii)members of two households which are linked households in relation to each other, and
(b)none of the following are shared with the members of any other household—
(iv)indoor communal areas.
(7) In this paragraph—
(a)a reception area is not to be treated as a shared facility for the purposes of sub-paragraph (5)(a), or an indoor communal area for the purposes of sub-paragraph (6)(b);
(b)“communal areas” includes in particular corridors, lifts and staircases used to access premises contained in part of a building, lounges or sitting areas.
The current measures regarding cleaning and reducing the risk of Covid transmission still apply, i.e. a risk assessment must be carried out and necessary procedures put in place. Further details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/hotels-and-other-guest-accommodation
In addition, the British Holiday and Home Parks Association have an excellent website which clarifies many aspects of the guidance in more detail: http://www.bhhpa.org.uk/covid19hs/