Campsites planning to reopen on July 4 – but campers may not have access to showers or toilets

CAMPSITES are aiming to reopen on July 4- but campers might find themselves without any toilets or showers.

The Camping and Caravanning Club are hoping to open the majority of their sites on that date, so long as the government approves.

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But there will be a number of changes at the campsites , in order to comply with social distancing and good hygiene practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

That means that many campsites could be forced to open without access to the toilet and shower blocks.

A message on the website reads: "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 government. 

"Some campsites however, will open without toilets and showers.  Campers will also be able to pitch their own toilet tent on their allocated pitch."

Other 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.
  • Sensible social distancing – pitches have six-metre spacing
  • There will be signs and floor markings as a reminder to keep two metres from other people
  • Where shower and toilet blocks are open there will be two deep cleans and four supplementary cleans a day.
  • Campers will not be able to have any day visitors to their pitches
  • Washing-up areas will remain open but communal areas such as receptions, shops, laundries and play areas will remain closed

The organisation will not be operating any of their glamping-style Ready Camp Safari Tents, Pods or Self-Catering units this season.

The club has said that it is waiting for “clear operational guidance” from the government before confirming their opening date, but that they were aiming for July 4 in England.

Find out which Club sites will be opening, opening with limited facilities or staying closed here.

Caravan sites have been closed since Britain was placed on lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Brits were ordered to stay at home and not to visit second homes, campsites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays.

Previous concerns warned that camping sites may struggle to open due to the reliance on communal areas and bathrooms.

Caravan sites, however, are self-contained, making it much easier to social distance.

Jon Boston, spokesperson for the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA) told Sun Online Travel that parks could open in "phases".

He said that while communal areas such as cafes, swimming pools and bars will remain closed, the parks can reopen due to the self-contained nature of the facilities, as they all have their own kitchens and bathrooms.

He explained: "There is no definite date, but we hope for July."

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