The Camping and Caravanning Club announce date they hope to reopen sites across Yorkshire

The Camping and Caravanning Club has announced the date they hope to be able to reopen their sites across Yorkshire.

Friday, 12th June 2020, 8:19 am
Updated Friday, 12th June 2020, 10:46 am

All of the UK Club Sites, Certificated Sites, Meets and Temporary Holiday Sites have been closed since March 22 due to the coronavirus lockdown.

However, the Club said they are continuing to follow government advice on when their campsites can reopen - with July 4 being put forward as a potential date in line with the government's phase 3 plans.

Teams of people have been 'working hard' towards plans to reopen, the Club said in a released statement.


Sites which may reopen include York and Scarborough.

The statement said: "We’ve had a team of people working hard on when and how we can safely re-open and we can’t wait to welcome you back.

"We are seeing demand increasing and we’d ask that you book in advance to guarantee your pitch.

"Bookings made whilst our sites are closed are fully flexible.

"We’ve been working behind the scenes with various industry organisations and we hope that clear operational guidance will be issued soon by relevant government bodies, as well as confirmed opening dates for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland."

Opening with toilet and shower facilities will only happen if the Club is allowed to do so by the government, the statement said.

The Club are are looking to implement:

- Contactless check in – this will be facilitated by Auto Balance Collect. The balance of any money due for your stay will be taken automatically from your account on the morning of your arrival. This means that when you arrive on-site, you can remain in your car and will be shown to your allocated pitch by our Holiday Site staff.

- Sensible social distancing – our pitches have six-metre spacing and we’ll reduce the number of people on Club Sites with facility blocks so we can manage demand.

- There will be signs and floor markings as a common sense reminder to keep two metres from other people.

- Where facility blocks are open there will be 2 deep cleans and 4 supplementary cleans a day and guidance on how many people the block can accommodate at one time. Campers will also be able to pitch their own toilet tent on their allocated pitch.

- On campsites where facility blocks are open, we’d ask that if you are able to use your own facilities in your unit, you do so as much as possible – this will help us manage demand and queuing.

- We’re only allowing individual bookings and with well-managed sites we can prevent large groups assembling.

- Campers will not be able to have any day visitors to their pitches – this will help us limit the number of people on sites.

- Whilst our washing up areas will remain open, communal areas such as receptions, shops, laundries and play areas will remain closed. Please make sure you bring all your essentials with you – we will also be unable to sell gas.

- Service points will be open – please follow hand washing guidance; whilst we will have this available on sites, we’d ask campers to also bring with them their own supplies of soap and hand sanitiser.

- We will not be opening our Ready Camp Safari Tents, Pods or Self-Catering units this season