Reopening advice for Caravan and Camping Sites
Reopening Guidance for Caravan and Camping Sites
In advance of the easing of restrictions that apply to business’s as from the 4th July, the Government have issued guidance under the title ‘The Visitor Economy’. View guidance that is relevant to camping and caravan sites
In addition, the British Holiday and Home Parks Association have an excellent website which clarifies many aspects of the guidance in more detail:
The risk assessment in part 1 of the Government’s Guidance must be carried out and the assessment results should be available for inspection as well as published on your website as stated in the guidance.
Under Section 2 Keeping your customers, visitors and contractors safe, point 2.1.5 refers specifically to caravan parks and campsites: -
Fuller considerations for caravan parks and campsites are set out by UKHospitality, but particular consideration should be given to ensuring that such sites operate within the current government guidance on social mixing outside of household groups by:
- Taking measures to make any reception or office areas safer, with increased cleaning, keeping the activity time as short as possible and considering the addition of screens between guests and staff.
- Closing indoor shared facilities, including:
– communal kitchens, where guests prepare their own food
– other indoor communal areas where social distancing can’t be managed within current government guidelines
- Taking all possible steps to reduce the risk of transmission in shared shower, changing, and toilet facilities including:
– Where possible assigning one group of washing and showering facilities to one household group
– Where showers and toilets are shared, setting clear use and cleaning guidance to ensure they are kept clean and clear of personal items and that social distancing is achieved as much as possible.
- Introducing enhanced cleaning of all facilities regularly during the day and at the end of the day with particular regard to any shared facilities, considering the increased risk these entail - as set out in Section 5.3.
- Considering introducing a system of staggered entry and booked timeslots for using shower facilities.
- Making information available to guests on the increased risk of using these facilities.
- Where possible increasing safe ventilation.
- Ensuring that any bar or dining area is only opened in a way compliant with UK government guidance on the hospitality sector.
- Ensuring that indoor children’s play areas are closed, in line with wider Government guidance.
- Ensuring that shared facilities like water points, waste points or washing up points are cleaned regularly.