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Caravan holiday rules for Tier 1, 2 and 3 explained

Written by on 26/10/2020

Holiday parks have issued guidance for people in Tier 2 and 3 areas of Yorkshire who own caravans in Tier 1 areas.

Many caravans along the Cleethorpes coast in North East Lincolnshire and the North Yorkshire coast like Filey and Flamborough are owned by holiday makers from Sheffield and Doncaster.

South Yorkshire went under the strictest Tier 3 ‘very high risk’ measures from Saturday, October 25 in a bid to help stop the spread of the disease.

The tough measures prevent people in South Yorkshire from seeing anybody that they don’t live with in most surroundings.

Holiday parks in Cleethorpes have now issued guidance on whether people from these regions are still allowed to visit Tier 1 areas, especially as the season is to close at the beginning of November, reports Grimsby Live.

Thorpe Park in Cleethorpes, which was forced to close during lockdown
Thorpe Park in Cleethorpes, which was forced to close during lockdown

The Beachcomber Holiday Park has asked people who are not currently in their caravans not to visit until the restrictions are changed.

It announced on social media that as of 00.01 on Saturday, October 24: “Government guidance and our expectations are that you do not return to the park until your area is moved down to tier 2 or below.

“As always, please follow the government guidance for the area that you live in.”

Haven hasn’t issued specific advice about travelling to its caravan sites like Thorpe Park, but has urged all customers to follow government coronavirus advice.

“If you are travelling to an area affected by a local lockdown, you must adhere to the local rulings regardless of where you have travelled from,” the company has posted on its website.

“Our parks remain open in these areas and should your break comply with the local regulations, your break will still be able to go ahead.”

Any holiday makers who are forced to cancel their holiday due to coronavirus measures which prevent them from travelling will receive a full refund.

The Cleethorpes Showground Caravan Park
The Cleethorpes Showground Caravan Park

Haven closed its Welsh parks this week in light of the two-week circuit break.

Restrictions for Tier 3 areas will vary depending on the agreement between central and local government.

However, the general government rules state: “You should try to avoid travelling outside the very high alert level area you are in or entering a very high alert level area, other than for things like work, education or youth services, to meet caring responsibilities or if you are travelling through as part of a longer journey.”

It adds: “You should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if you are resident in a very high alert level area.”

Standard precautions such as the rule of six and pub or restaurant curfews continue to apply to all sites in ‘medium risk’ areas like North East Lincolnshire.

It comes as coronavirus cases are continuing to rise in the area, with over 700 reported in the last seven days alone.