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Camping Sites: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL6021, tabled on 22 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they base any decision to allow any site with shared facilities to reopen; how they differentiate between sectors when deciding which businesses may reopen; and whether they have found any scientific reason which means that the reopening of camping sites with shared facilities should be treated in a separate manner to any other part of the hospitality sector.

Answered on

6 July 2020

From 4 July, people can travel to holiday accommodation - including camping sites - for overnight stays in England.

Campsites will be allowed to reopen shared showering and toilet facilities. These facilities, as well as campsites’ waste and water points, should adhere to all Government guidance on cleaning and social distancing to minimise the risk of transmission.

This marks Step 3 in the Government’s recovery strategy. All decisions have been and will continue to be based on scientific evidence and public health assessments.