NEWS | Latest Campsite Opening Update From The Camping and Caravanning Club

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In the latest update from The Camping and Caravanning Club, they have confirmed they are working towards a reopening date for campsites in England from July 4, stating that whist many sites will reopen, some will remain closed, whilst others will open but shower and toilet facilities on site will be closed.

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The Camping and Caravanning Club Opening Plan

The team is working towards potentially reopening campsites in England from July 4 as part of the UK Government’s phase 3 plans to ease restrictions. We are also working towards the provisional opening dates of from July 15 for Scotland.

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Provisionally Northern Ireland campsites and caravan parks are now scheduled to reopen from June 26, before the proposed re-opening date for campsites in England, though we will continue to work towards the July 4 date. We are also closely monitoring developments in Wales and await notification of the proposed re-opening dates by the Welsh Parliament.

Some campsites however, will open without toilets and showers

At the current time we plan to open the majority of Club Sites, including as many as possible with toilet block facilities. Opening with toilet and shower facilities will only happen if we’re allowed to do so by the relevant governments for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

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Toilet blocks at some sites will remain closed

Some campsites however, will open without toilets and showers. In order to operate our sites in a responsible manner, we will be increasing our cleaning regimes; where facility blocks are open there will be 2 deep cleans a day and 4 supplementary cleans – this places extra demand on our staff so we have had to look at campsites which are better suited to self-sufficient campers where facility blocks will not be open this season.

Unfortunately, it’s likely that 26 sites will remain closed for the rest of the season. 

You can view a list of our Club Sites and whether they’re open, open with limited facilities or closed for the remainder of 2020 here.

Measures for safer camping

We have surveyed our members on their hopes, expectations and what would make them feel comfortable on our campsites. While many things remain uncertain, our Operational teams have a draft plan for how we hope to open the Club Site network as soon as we’re legally able to. We have fed in our recommendations to the government and will follow any guidelines set out.

  • Contactless check in – this will be facilitated by Auto Balance Collect. The balance of any money due for your stay will be taken automatically from the account on the morning of arrival. This means we’ll ask for car registration details when a booking is made. When campers arrive on site, they can remain inside their vehicle and a member of our site staff will welcome them and show them to their allocated pitch. 
  • Sensible social distancing – our pitches have six-metre spacing and we’ll reduce the number of people on Club Sites with facility blocks so we can manage demand.
  • There will be signs and floor markings as a common-sense reminder to keep two metres from other people.
  • Where facility blocks are open there will be 2 deep cleans and 4 supplementary cleans a day and guidance on how many people the block can accommodate at one time. Campers will also be able to pitch their own toilet tent on their allocated pitch.
  • On campsites where facility blocks are open, we’d ask that if people are able to use their own facilities in their unit, they do so as much as possible – this will help us manage demand and queuing.
  • We’re only allowing individual bookings and with well-managed sites we can prevent large groups assembling.
  • Campers will not be able to have any day visitors to their pitches – this will help us limit the number of people on sites.
  • Whilst our washing up areas will remain open, communal areas such as receptions, shops, laundries and play areas will remain closed. Campers need to ensure they bring all their essentials with them – we will also be unable to sell gas.
  • Service points will be open – please follow hand washing guidance; whilst we will have this available on sites, we’d ask campers to also bring with them their own supplies of soap and hand sanitiser.
  • We will not be opening our Ready Camp Safari Tents, Pods or Self-Catering units this season.

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