We are pleased that recent changes to the national guidance in relation to Covid 19 mean that Caravan Parks are able to reopen from July 4th, subject to being Covid Safe.
You will find a range of information to support you with this on this web page and it is important that you continue to refer to the Government Guidance for the sector to guide your Covid secure risk assessments and re-opening plans.
We recognise that there are instances where there are localised outbreak management requirements in place in other areas which recommend that people stay at home as much as they can, and advise against all but essential travel to, from and within those areas; in those instances there may be an impact on your sector for people who were planning to travel to the area.
We advise that you:
Continue to refer to Government guidance
Regularly check on the .gov website for areas subject to localised lockdowns
Review your risk assessments accordingly
Consider the steps you could take to support customers affected by local lockdown restrictions to rebook alternative dates
We will keep our website updated with important information including details of any areas affected by localised lockdown requirements
Current areas affected by localised lockdown:
From 29th June 2020 (to be reviewed 18th July 2020): Areas of Leicester City, Blaby, Charnwood, Oadby and Wigston.
For more information click here.
Advice and Guidance for re-opening your caravan park:
Government advice on Working Safely during COVID-19,
Health and Safety Executive: advice on managing risks, and guidance on how to prepare a Health and Safety Policy.
British Holiday & Homes Parks Associations: Covid-19 related health and safety advice and guidance from the BH&HPA.
Preventing the risk of Legionella during re-opening:
In addition to this, the government strongly advises that shared sleeping spaces (i.e. dormitory rooms) should not open to any groups, except those travelling within the current government guidance on social mixing outside of household groups.
Other shared facilities (including shared showers and kitchens, but not toilets) should not open, except on campsites (and only in accordance with government guidelines for cleaning and usage).
Please be advised that if you are a small site (usually 5 vans or less) these sites are not licensed by ourselves. We do however regulate these sites for health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. These sites are largely self-regulated in terms of their standards and are usually affiliated to one of the following organisations: