'I've had to cancel all the July bookings': How coronavirus restriction is badly affecting some holiday accommodation owners in the Scarborough area

Owners of large self-catering accommodation around Scarborough are being hit by Government coronavirus rules.

Friday, 17th July 2020, 1:34 pm
Updated Friday, 17th July 2020, 1:37 pm

Relaxations of the restrictions mean that since July 4, a maximum of two different households have been allowed to stay overnight away from home.

But Molly Coombs, who runs Grand Get-Togethers in Malton with her mother Joan, said the limitation on households is causing problems for businesses like hers which own large self-catering accommodation and are often rented out by several households.

“We’re struggling," she said.

Molly Coombs

"I’ve had to cancel all the bookings for July.

“We have three properties that sleep between 14 and 16. I’ve six people sleeping in one this week, which is ridiculous.”

“I need them to lift it before August otherwise every booking for then will have to be cancelled too.

“It’s much safer staying here than going to the pub and they’re open.”

Grand Get-Togethers usually hosts weddings but celebrations that were booked in there this summer have also been cancelled because of the pandemic.

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