Clubs close sites amid coronavirus warningsNews 23-03-2020 | 12:34 HOUR
In the space of a few days, the two biggest touring clubs, the Camping and Caravanning Club, and the Caravan and Motorhome Club, announced they’ve closed their sites because of the coronavirus outbreak.
A few days ago both clubs had sites open across the UK and continued to welcome members and non-members to stay. However, the fluid situation with changing government priorities for dealing with the coronavirus meant both clubs had to change their policies.
From helping visitors keep their distance to keeping them out of their sites altogether by closing the shared washrooms, mobile booking and check-in, to bigger distances between pitches, it became clear this week it was not enough.
The Caravan and Motorhome closed its sites from Sunday 22nd March 2020 until 30th June 2020, including its Certified Locations. The Camping and Caravanning Club closed its sites with immediate effect from 22nd March 2020 until further notice.
A devastating blow to holidaymakers
This is a devastating blow to holidaymakers and to the clubs at the beginning of the season. Many club members and non-members book their first holidays of the season at this time of year, with Easter the second-busiest period for holidays.
With Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement, inevitably, the clubs would have to close their sites. With most people confined to working from home, all unnecessary travel banned, and social distancing rules, it is impossible for the clubs to stay open and protect people and staff on all sites.
Director General of the Camping and Caravanning Club stated:
“Keeping you and your family safe and well is, and always will be, our first priority.”
To find out more details for each club and their plans for dealing with the impact of Covid-19, follow the links below: