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21/9/2020 at 8:05am
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Hi, is it worth going away in the caravan due to all this extra lock down rules where it is so confusing, some do not belive in it, some where masks, some do not,
so looks like I will sit at home and watch the news

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Steve Batch


21/9/2020 at 8:08am
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Do that then.    Nothing worse than being surrounded by a load of fretting people, wish they'd just stay at home if they can.


21/9/2020 at 8:49am
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Quote: Originally posted by Steve Batch on 21/9/2020
Hi, is it worth going away in the caravan due to all this extra lock down rules where it is so confusing, some do not belive in it, some where masks, some do not,
so looks like I will sit at home and watch the news




no its not worth it, we have done the same as you, along with several other people on this group, the nearest we have done to caravanning this year has been to check in the storage yard to see if everything is ok with the caravan, i couldnt be doing with the hassle of other people and their kids running around the pitch and generally being unrespectfull


21/9/2020 at 11:18am
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Just stay at home and worry.
We refuse to let our lives be ruled by fear and we're looking forward to my next trip away.

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Two drifters off to see the world.

I'm tired of reality, so I'm off to look for a good fantasy.


21/9/2020 at 11:26am
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Weíve been away twice and both campsites have had precautions in place. We adhered to the rules, kept away from other people, wore our masks and had a lovely relaxing time. Ate out in places that also followed government rules so we felt safe. Only time we had a problem was back in our hometown when we went to Costa for a coffee. All the tables were covered in empty cups, plates etc so we asked for them to be cleaned which they did. Only 2 staff on so I feel that was the problem as they were very busy.


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21/9/2020 at 12:01pm
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We went away on 4th July, 5 sites, 24 nights, again at the beginning of August, 5 sites, 25 nights, just back from Nene Way CL at Nassington for a week. No problems, apart from trying to find sites that were not full. Must remember to do reviews.


21/9/2020 at 12:28pm
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We cancelled our July camping trip to Cornwall, the list of COVID-19 rules and regulations for the campsite, just put me right off.

Slightly annoying has I had booked the campsite back in 2019.

Looking forward to getting over to France next June, thatís for sure.


via mobile 21/9/2020 at 12:28pm
 Location: Shropshire
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We have been away 4 times since sites reopened. Each site had all precautions in place and we kept socially distanced from our fellow campers whilst still able to enjoy our time away. We had the odd meal out after checking out the venue for complying with Covid-19 restrictions.

We have just booked another week next month to replace our Golden Wedding celebrations which cannot now take place.

I completely understand that some people don't feel comfortable with being away from home at this time but we are just happy to have a change of scenery!

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Ronni


21/9/2020 at 2:18pm
 Location: East Sussex
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Steve Batch's concerns are understandable given that the situation at the moment is very delicate, as new restrictions could be brought in at any time, affecting people's plans.

He also mentions a worrying new trend which seems to be gaining momentum - all the people who think the virus is a hoax or an attack on our civil liberties and refuse to wear a mask.

I'd like to think that the people who use camp sites are more sensible than that, but you can never be sure.

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Il vaut mieux vivre ses reves que rever sa vie


21/9/2020 at 3:15pm
 Location: London
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I've only had minimal concerns about going away during past couple of months, and seem to have escaped unscathed from a total of 3 weeks away in caravan, but planning to go away mid-Oct to meet up with friends and do some attraction visits.

With the way things are going from fairly bad to much worse Covid wise, I'm seriously doubting that it will happen, even if I manage to book a rare as hens teeth pitch! With local lock downs, of which I stand a good chance of being caught up in and prohibited from travelling outside my immediate area, and impending general restrictions on different households meeting, I'm not confident I will be allowed to have the holiday I'd planned, even if I did get to go away at all.

I'll be watching outcome of tomorrow's COBRA meeting closely, and then discussing with friends if we even bother to try to meet up as it's all going to get worse before it gets better. It's only a social gathering that can be done another time and was mostly but perhaps more importantly an opportunity for a pal to escape the perpetually crap weather in his part of Devon and the isolation of his remote location that compounds the isolation already imposed by Covid which has taken it's toll on his mental well-being.

At the moment it's difficult to make any certain plans more than a few days ahead, new Gov and local restrictions kick in with only a few days notice. Certainly don't want to find my self 'locked in/out' of an area and unable to return home.


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21/9/2020 at 5:02pm
 Location: Wirral
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The advantage of having a caravan is that you can be largely self-contained and don't have to mix much, so I'd say give it a go, but maybe don't travel too far in case restrictions are brought in for your area. A change of scene will be very beneficial; it's going to be a long miserable winter if we don't get out there a bit, where it's possible and safe to do so.

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21/9/2020 at 5:02pm
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Had my van with its own facilities been available, I would have gone out and about for certain!

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21/9/2020 at 5:09pm
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We have been away six weeks since the beginning of July. It was great to get away. We have been to St Anneís, Keswick, Bolton Abbey and Cromer, Norfolk.
The sites we stayed at made us feel safe. We are self contained in our caravan so didnít need to use the facilities.
I recommend you getting away, it will make you feel better.


22/9/2020 at 1:07am
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Yes, it is worth it. life is short you don't know when your last trip out is your last when you see that amazing sunrise or sunset. When you can see the moon so bright and can see the planets and the stars or see the milky wave

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I work to camp


22/9/2020 at 7:42am
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I'd love to see the Milky "wave" - that would be something worth getting out for

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Two drifters off to see the world.

I'm tired of reality, so I'm off to look for a good fantasy.


via mobile 22/9/2020 at 7:53am
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We've been away 3 times this summer. If you have your own facilities in your caravan there is nothing to worry about and even if you have to use the toilets its all been well organised. The only contact you need to do with another human being is booking in and that is quick and done wearing masks amd someone behind a screen.

Campsites have to be one the safest thing to do at the moment and none of the rules have been onerous. People are catching this virus from being in close proximity indoors not outside.

Go - the great outdoors will improve your mental health and you'll realise its easy and safe. The only problem will be finding a pitch !






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