Where can we stay and when?
With a self-sufficient camper or caravan with a toilet, shower and kitchen it’s a truly excellent option for staying away from the crowds. The UK camping sector was opened on July 4th and had an extremely busy few months and many campsites remain open in October. With recent regional and county lock downs being introduced we await confirmation from the governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on any changes to campsite opening rules but as we approach Winter we see this as unlikely to impact travellers that much. Many campsites in all of the UK are taking refundable deposits for 2021 and Camptoo have now changed its cancellation policy also (see below). Before you a make a booking on Camptoo and a campsite ALWAYS check your cancellation terms
Many campers will remain in the UK this summer as foreign travel is opening up but is subject to the 14 day self quarantine rule on return. For many people not venturing overseas for a variety of reasons is perhaps a better option for next Summer also. People remain concerned about a second wave and getting stuck abroad, which although unlikely, is a possibility. So, whilst many will take flights and take motor homes abroad, it’s clear many will prefer to holiday and self isolate at home to enjoy the seaside and the abundance of countryside and National Parks that the UK has to offer.
So you decide to go for a Staycation….
We have now changed our cancellation policy so you can book now with confidence.
We are currently seeing some caution in customers making advance bookings for next season. There is a clear risk that the measures surrounding COVID-19 will continue to escalate in parts of the country for some time to come. Therefore, many people may decide to book much later for next season or indeed wait until next Spring/Summer to book.
Thus, in order to make bookings possible now for next year, we are thinking about how to manage the uncertainty you may have as an owner and similarly that of your travellers. We love the freedom of a camper or caravan, but what if it’s not safe or allowed to pick it up?
To clarify this, we now offer the traveller a refund when cancelling due to COVID-19, and we offer you as owner the ability to cancel free of charge. By this we mean that if the government issues travel restrictions for the region in which the traveller lives or the collection address of your camper or caravan you can cancel.
In cases where it is less clear, for example when the traveller cannot go to the desired destination, or a part travel ban as been issued, we recommend consulting with the traveller and to change the date or to see if another travel destination is a solution.
This takes effect immediately for reservations made from 13th October. Because other rental conditions are active for bookings that have already been booked, it is not possible to make the same offer on those bookings.
It is obviously very sensible to contact the campsites in advance to ensure that they are open and that there is room and the facilities they have open.
Discover the UK
This is a great time to discover the UK. You will find the most beautiful areas in your backyard! From the wonderful coastline, endless countryside, stunning UK National Parks with all the cultural nuisances of our wonderful isles.
There is plenty to do in the UK: both nature and history, but also if you want to enjoy sports. Whether you want to mountain bike in Wales, surf in Cornwall Learn to surf or kitesurf in Essex or canoe on our beautiful rivers Learn to Canoe or Kayak you will find something for an unforgettable holiday in all corners of the UK! For more inspiration, check out our numerous blogs on Roadtrips and Staycation Ideas here…
The vehicle transfer
In this time it is important to do the transfer of the camper or caravan slightly differently than usual. Keep your distance and thoroughly disinfect the vehicle before and afterwards. Speak to the owner/renter well in advance and share information on the vehicle in advance to avoid entering the vehicle together. Wear masks please and visit/collect with only one person viewing and completing the handover.
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