BH&HPA Lobby Parliament to allow potential phased reopenings of Holiday Parks
There is currently a major push by the BH&HPA including meetings today with the DCMS after good comments towards Outdoor Holidays last week by the Deputy CMO Professor Van Tam.
Obviously there are no promises and this may be ignored but rest assured we are working hard as an association to push this lobby forward towards parliament.
Our hope is there will be some phased re-openings of Holiday parks soon. With that we are starting to make preparations that will protect both our staff and customers. We have installed a perspex screen in the office door and nobody will be allowed entry to the office and are marking queue lines outside to aid social distancing, any form of opening will be staged as the government allows. The Club, Laundry and Shop would remain closed for the time being.
Posted on 19th May 2020
As I said there are no promises but things are starting to look more hopeful.
Covid-19 Update 13/05/2020
Please note that following the latest guidance from the government, there are no changes for Rawcliffe Hall Country Club Caravan Park. We remain closed by law until further notice, but will continue to keep you updated.
I never thought I'd be so carefully studying 50 page government documents and the associated guidance with it. Of particular note is the following guidance: "‘Leaving your home - the place you live - to stay at another home for a holiday or other purpose is not allowed. This includes visiting second homes." So even though you are allowed to travel visiting your caravans is not allowed at this time.
However, the one point we do now have is a potential date, which we have not had previously it had only been estimates, there is a preliminary indication that Rawcliffe Hall may be able to reopen in early July. This will of course be subject to events between now and then. Please keep an eye on our social media pages and website for the latest information as we are able to provide it.
Posted on 13th May 2020
Quick update - hopefully more guidance in the next few days
A question was put to the BH&HPA after tonight’s announcement - From Wednesday, people can spend time outdoors for "leisure purposes" - as long as they are two metres away from people not in their households. This includes:
Sitting in your local park
Driving to other destinations
Does this incl Holiday Homes?
Their advice is - Holiday parks are closed by law (with only very limited exceptions). From the PM‘s announcement, it may be that the conditional plan/hope is for that law to change if tests are met and with social distancing etc. More detail anticipated tomorrow. But for now the message is to stay away. Access to Rawcliffe Hall is still not allowed.
Posted on 11th May 2020
Site update 26th April
Please check out our Facebook page for an update. https://www.facebook.com/RawcliffeHall
Also the mailshot newsletter has been taken off by our website developers as we have too many rebounds from false emails, so we cannot send mailshots through the website at the moment, please email the office firstname.lastname@example.org with a confirmed copy of your email address to get current newsletters and updates by email
Posted on 26th April 2020
In light of yesterday's announcement from the Government extending the lockdown for another 3 weeks. This means the site will remain closed to holiday home owners until at least the 7th May, by which time we hope for further announcements. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for any updates as soon as we get them.
Posted on 17th April 2020