When will campsites and holiday parks open again? – The Sun

HOLIDAYS can go ahead in the UK from April 12, although this depends on the type of holiday and number of people.

Here is everything you need to know about them reopening for the year.

When will campsites and holiday parks reopen?

Self-catered holiday parks will be able to reopen from April 12, but only one household can go on holiday together meaning no mixing of households.

Campsites have yet to be given a date as they are not self-contained meaning a higher risk of spreading the virus due to shared toilet and shower blocks.

From May 17, two households can go on holiday together with no limit on people, or for more than two households but following the rule of six.

From June 21, there will be no restrictions on group sizes for holidays.

What have UK holiday parks said about reopening?

Scotland and Wales have different rules to England, with the latest lockdown announcement from Boris Johnson affecting England.

Butlins are closed until March 14 and have said they will be announcing an opening date shortly.

They said in a statement: "We will need some time to work through what the news means for your breaks, so please do bear with us. As you know we’re currently closed until the 14th March and we will look to provide an update and certainty for you as soon as we can."

Center Parcs will be issuing an opening date tomorrow, explaining on social media: "Once we have reviewed what todays announcement means for Center Parcs we will update all affected guests. An update will also be available across our website and social media channels tomorrow."

Haven were due to open from March, but have yet to issue a new date of opening.

Parkdean said they "awaiting an official business update" before announcing an opening date, while Pontins is yet to issue any update.

Here are the holiday parks latest coronavirus cover and insurance policies.

Will there be travel restrictions in place there?

There will be a number of changes when campsites and holiday parks do open, in order to comply with social distancing and good hygiene practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Changes to the sites include:

  • Contactless check in – the balance of any money due for your stay will be taken automatically from your account on the morning of your arrival.
  • Social distancing between people and pitches.
  • There will be signs and floor markings as a reminder to keep two metres from other people.
  • Some attractions and events may not be running.

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