Covid-19 update: Campsites could open from 12 April
Campsites in England could be allowed to open from 12 April under Government plans to ease the coronavirus lockdown.
But the timetable announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson means camping holidays at Easter won’t be allowed and there's no prospect of foreign holidays until May at the earliest.
It also appears shared washing facilities on campsites will not be able to open until 17 May – which suggests tent campers will not be allowed on sites initially.
Mr Johnson announced a "cautious but irreversible" four-step roadmap out of lockdown when he addressed MPs.
The Government said self-contained accommodation such as campsites, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, will be able to reopen from 12 April as part of Step 2. All other overnight accommodation will be allowed to open as part of Step 3, no earlier than 17 May. Holidays abroad will be banned until 17 May at the earliest.
The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place.
Holidays abroad will not be allowed to prevent the spread of imported variants but a new taskforce set up to review global travel will report on 12 April and it’s possible that overseas travel could be permitted from 17 May.
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