NEWS | Here’s When You Can Go Camping Again In England After Lockdown 2021

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On Monday 22nd February the Prime Minister announced a roadmap out of lockdown, but when can you go camping again? Here are the key dates you need to know that determine when you’ll be allowed to go camping in 2021.

Camping Again In England After Lockdown 2021

The government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy is based on a number of stages. It’s important to understand that each stage is reliant on infection and hospitalisation figures and projections.

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If these figures continue to drop in the way that’s expected as a result of the ongoing lockdown measures and increased vaccination rollout, each stage will be implemented on a set date.

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Stage 2 – 12th April 2021

As well as non-essential retail, gyms and outdoor hospitality reopening, April 12th is when self-catering accommodation without shared facilities can reopen. This includes self-contained campsites and caravan parks.

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This means that from 12th April, whilst some campsites and caravan parks will reopen, they are likely to open without communal areas like toilet blocks and showers open.

This makes it imperative that you have your own camp toilet and washing facilities that you can take with you. Take a look at our Guide To Choosing A Portable Camping Toilet.

All camping and caravan parks, as well as hotels should be open by Stage 3 from 17th May 2021.

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Another missed Easter is a huge blow to self-catering accommodation owners and campsites, who now face a second Easter closed as a result of the pandemic. This means that families who often go away in the Easter holidays will now be forced to jostle for holidays in the main summer season and accommodation is likely to be increasingly scarce and as a result of high demand, even more expensive.

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Shell, Editor of Camping with Style said:

“My advice at this time would be to plan ahead and get something booked as soon as you can. I’ve already seen evidence of price hikes for self-catering accommodation and with some campsites already fully booked in July and August, waiting is likely to lead to disappointment.

If you’re still a little unsure, choose somewhere that only requires a small booking deposit and if you’re planning to camp in April/May, then do make sure you’ve checked to find out if any facilities will be open and be prepared to take your own camp loo and shower.

For those wanting a camping, glamping or self-catering holiday in the summer, now is the time to plan ahead to make sure you don’t miss out later in the year.”

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