Coronavirus Updates

Update 27 November – Wales

New restrictions have been announced for Wales which will take effect from 4 December. We are awaiting an announcement regarding touring parks which is expected on Monday 30 November.

 

Update 26 November – new restriction tiers for England

The UK Government has announced the tier system that will apply when the lockdown is lifted on 2 December. The tiers will be reviewed after 14 days on 16 December.

26 Tranquil Parks were hoping to reopen after lockdown in England and 2 have already reopened in Wales.  A total of 27 parks were planning to be open for the Festive Period. All Tranquil Parks in England that were planning to reopen are in tiers 2 or 3.

The parks in tier 3 will not be reopening on 2 December (unless they are accommodating key workers or have a special reason).

  • If you live in a tier 2 area, you can travel to a park in tier 2.
  • If you have a booking with a park in tier 3, the park will contact you. You should avoid travel to tier 3 areas for overnight stays unless necessary for work, education, medical treatment, etc.
  • If you live in tier 3 and have a booking with a park in tier 2, the park will contact you. You should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK for overnight stays unless necessary for work, education, medical treatment, etc.

To contact a park, please email as the phones can get very busy. Thank you.

Local restriction tiers: what you need to know https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know

Enter a postcode to find out what COVID Tier you are in, or what COVID Tier a park is in https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54373904 

See Autumn and Winter opening for details of our parks’ original plans for winter opening.

 

 

Update 9 November – Parks in Wales reopen

The parks in Wales that have not closed for the season have reopened. If you live in England you cannot visit until the English lockdown is lifted.

 

Update 31 October – England goes into second lockdown

The Prime Minister has today announced new restrictions. The parks in England that have not yet closed for the season will be temporarily closing from 4 November. The lockdown is due to be lifted on 2 December. The parks will be contacting those with bookings during this period to discuss their options. If you need to contact a park, please email. Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time. You can read about how the new restrictions affect travel here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november#travel

 

Update 23 October – Wales ‘firebreak’ lockdown

After several areas of Wales going into lockdown, affecting parks in the Llanelli and Conwy areas, the Welsh Government has announced a ‘firebreak’ lockdown for the whole of Wales from 6pm Friday 23 October until 12:01 am Monday 9 November.

 

Update 16 October – new regulations for Wales

New regulations take effect from 6pm: If you live in Tier 2 or Tier 3 in England, the Central Belt of Scotland or Northern Ireland, you will not be allowed to travel to Wales.

 

Update 25 July – Communal facilities in Wales

Parks in Wales are now allowed to open communal facilities.

 

Update 16 July

All our parks in England and Wales are now open. Parks in Wales are not allowed to open communal facilities, however.

 

Update 22 June 2020 – Wales

Following the First Minister’s announcement on Friday 19 June that self contained accommodation could be booked from 13 June, we are waiting for clarification on how this will be applied to our parks in Wales.

 

Update 1 June 2020 – Wales

Here’s an update on the situation in Wales from The Willows, Abersoch:

The four UK nations have different Government regulations. The latest Welsh Gov announcement on 28 May said that Wales will be on lockdown for another three weeks. Local residents can now travel up to 5 miles locally to visit one other family or friend , this must be outside and staying 2m apart .

Wales is still closed to all other UK residents. The R rate is only just peaking in some parts of the country. The next Welsh Government review will be in another 21 days.

This means bookings for June are now frustrated. If you have a booking for June, your park will be contacting you or you can contact them by email. Parks are taking bookings for later in the season and The Willows are not asking for any commitment due to the continued uncertainty.

 

Update 18 May 2020 – Q&As

Are you looking forward to taking a break with your caravan, motorhome, campervan or tent? For now, all campsites and touring parks are temporarily closed. We can’t wait to welcome you back, but please don’t make any unnecessary trips until we’re told it’s safe to do so. Our parks need to prioritise the safety of their staff and local communities at present.

If you are thinking of making a trip, please be sure to plan ahead and follow Government advice. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions which we hope you’ll find helpful.

Can I go to a campsite on holiday now?

No. Campsites and touring parks are not allowed to open at present. Overnight stays away from home are not permitted.

When can I book a holiday for?

Last week the UK Government published its COVID-19 Recovery Strategy in the document Our Plan to Rebuild.  Step Three, (page 31), to open hospitality businesses in England states “Will be no earlier than 4 July, subject to the five tests…, and further detailed scientific advice, provided closer to the time, on how far we can go.”  For our parks in Wales, we’re expecting the Welsh Government to announce a later opening date.

How will I know when parks in the Tranquil Parks group open?

Please check the News section of our website, our Facebook page, Twitter account and Instagram with the latest information. Individual parks will also publish updates on their own websites and social media.

What if I have a holiday booked before 4 July or travel restrictions are extended?

It is unlikely that you’ll be able to take this holiday. The park that you have booked with will be contacting you, or you can contact them by email. Our parks being as flexible as they can in these challenging times.

Is it safe to go on a camping or caravan holiday while Coronavirus is still in the UK?

It’s widely accepted that being outside in nature is good for our wellbeing and mental health, and that outdoor settings are less risky than indoor ones. Larger pitches enable social distancing. The owners of campsites and touring parks are preparing to ensure that shared facilities can be used safely.

Touring parks do not yet know what the requirements for opening will be, however. So they don’t know exactly how and when they’ll be able to open. They might have to operate shared facilities like shower blocks and shops in a more limited way, or keep them closed. They might introduce contactless check-in, for example.

Whatever happens, please remember that you are responsible for:

  • Making sure you understand the Government’s guidance
  • Abiding by the regulations
  • Deciding whether or not it is safe for you to go on holiday
  • Determining how best to practice social distancing

 

Update 12 May 2020

All our parks remain closed and our management teams are missing you!

Following the Prime Minister’s announcements on Sunday 10 May, we understand that campsites and touring parks in England will not be permitted to open until July at the earliest. This is not definite and will depend on a number of factors. This does not apply to parks in Wales. We will keep updating this page when we have more information.

All of our parks have been inundated with enquiries. Please be aware that they may be unable to answer the phone and email is the best way to get in touch.

We really appreciate your patience at this time and thank you for your support. We sincerely hope that you and your families are staying safe and well.We cannot wait to welcome you back!

“And step 3 – at the earliest by July – and subject to all these conditions and further scientific advice; if and only if the numbers support it, we will hope to re-open at least some of the hospitality industry…provided they are safe & enforce social distancing.”

Update 25 March 2020

All Tranquil Parks are now closed or in the process of closing.

On Monday 23 March, the Government provided guidance on essential travel, which does not include trips to campsites and caravan parks.  Most of our member parks had announced closure before this advice, however. The parks will remain closed until they have been informed that it’s safe for people to travel again.

We know how much you love your stays at Tranquil Parks, so cancelling your holidays has been very difficult, but we all understand that there are bigger concerns right now. As independent businesses, the owners of our member parks are very grateful for your support. They’re very busy right now rescheduling bookings.

Please be aware that parks may not be able to answer phone calls and email is a better way to get in touch. Please check parks’ individual websites or announcements for information on next steps.

Thank you to all guests and parks for doing the right thing

Essential travel advice

Government Essential Travel Guidance

Closure announcements and park updates

 

For parks not listed above, please see individual websites and social media.

 

Current advice on protecting yourself

Government guidance on what you need to do

NHS guidance

Health Service Executive