The UK Government this afternoon announced that English campsites will be allowed to reopen from 4 July.

The move comes as the prime minister also announced the reopening of cinemas, hairdressers, pubs and restaurants, and a relaxation of the two-metre social distancing rule. The Government has stated that sites will be allowed to reopen as long as “communal facilities are kept clean”.

Yesterday, and in an unprecedented industry move, the Directors General of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA), the Caravan and Motorhome Club (C&MC) and the Camping and Caravanning Club (C&CC) issued a joint plea for the UK Government to allow campsites to reopen.

The three industry bodies – which own and operate more than 6000 sites between them – called for the Government to “not leave us and our members/customers behind other areas when making decisions on reopening”.

You can read the full copy of the letter here.