Scotland listen to NHHPA and are all set to re-open using our 5-Phase plan

Updated Government guidance on day trips and second homes in England
June 5, 2020

Scotland listen to NHHPA and are all set to re-open using our 5-Phase plan

Caravan parks with no shared facilities to open in Scotland on July 3

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that self-contained holiday accommodation including holiday cottages, lodges and caravans where there are no shared services can open under the next stage of easing lockdown restrictions.

Caravan parks with no shared facilities will be able to reopen in Scotland on July 3.

However campsites will have to wait until 15th July before they can reopen to the public as given in phase 4 of NHHPA’s reasoned strategy.

Travel distance restrictions of 5 miles from home for recreation will be relaxed on July 3 to co-inside with the opening of self-catering accommodation.

Additionally, outdoor hospitality areas such as beer gardens will be able to open on 6 July if the virus continues to be suppressed.

Assuming the virus continues to be suppressed, all holiday accommodation could open on July 15 along with pubs and restaurants which will be subject to a number of conditions including social distancing.

The First Minister urged people to continue to follow Government advice to ensure that Covid-19 continues to be suppressed so that a move from phase 3 to phase 4 will become possible.

The months of lobbying have once again produced a result and Nicola Sturgeon has given NH&HPA what we asked for.

It is important to continue to work to keep staff customers and visitors safe and the preparation of legally required risk assessments is essential.

Once again I would like to thank my team who have worked tirelessly to reach this position.

In particular, I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Amelia Lloyd and Jim Haluch who have been stalwarts.

There is still more to do and we will continue on behalf of park owners throughout the UK, so. . . . . . . . . . . . .