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Message posted by fife-bloke via mobile 07/5/2020 at 5:38am
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Realistically, when can we expect caravan parks and sites to be allowed to open their gates again? The various governments in the uk cannot expect many thousands of people who have expensive assets sitting in storage or driveways, or static owners with expensive caravans and paid a fortune for site fees to just accept we canít go for months to come and just lose that money. Also I would fear for the very future of a lot of sites the longer this goes on.
All parks need to reopen in May at some point and of course with social distancing rules in place, Iím sure this can easily be done safely. Iím not advocating the reopening of bars or entertainment complexes, that will take time - I accept that but for goodness sake give us caravan owners a chance to get even a modicum of pleasure to look forward to.

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I have provisionally booked 2 sites in July. I think this month would be a bonus and we are itching for the off.

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Quote: Originally posted by fife-bloke on 07/5/2020
Realistically, when can we expect caravan parks and sites to be allowed to open their gates again? The various governments in the uk cannot expect many thousands of people who have expensive assets sitting in storage or driveways, or static owners with expensive caravans and paid a fortune for site fees to just accept we canít go for months to come and just lose that money. Also I would fear for the very future of a lot of sites the longer this goes on.
All parks need to reopen in May at some point and of course with social distancing rules in place, Iím sure this can easily be done safely. Iím not advocating the reopening of bars or entertainment complexes, that will take time - I accept that but for goodness sake give us caravan owners a chance to get even a modicum of pleasure to look forward to.



I am sure the government are, and should be, more concerned with avoiding loosing more lives than some people not being able to use their caravans for a few month.

As previous poster said it has already cost over 30,000 lives, how many more would you like to risk?

Close to home for me a work colleague has already lost her best friend and my girlfriend has lost an uncle and an elderly relative to it and her best friends partner is currently in intensive care with it.

Message posted by fife-bloke via mobile 07/5/2020 at 7:23am
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Every death is tragic, but we HAVE to get the country moving again or we will pass a tipping point of redundancies, businesses closing for good (I know if two already that wonít be reopening)and people generally starting to say screw those for a laugh and start going out anyway. This is NOT a life we are leading it is an existence. I will admit I personally am starting to crack being locked up like a prisoner in my own home, getting out for an hour walk or whatever. Yes it is a serious virus, but we cannot and to be honest I will not let it control my life any longer or I will end up being sectioned.
All very well saying stay in until a vaccine is found. What happens if that vaccine is never found? Do we stay locked down for all eternity? Staying locked down will cause way more deaths and impact health far more than this virus ever will.
How many people have missed cancer screening appointments that sadly will mean they may have missed a chance to get early treatment?
Thatís just the tip of the iceberg

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Message posted by ficklejade07/5/2020 at 7:26am
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I very much doubt our sites will open before July, if then, but then we're a vulnerable community as a whole and, generally, thinking as a whole about the best way to open up the island, given the nature of tourism here, plus all the local considerations.

That said, some things to be considered by sites all over include: ensuring social distancing; protection of visitors and staff; additional cleaning; waste disposal (including rubbish as some councils have restrictions on uplifts). Small sites may not want the hassle/donít have the resources and/or time to facilitate necessary precautions. Then, site dependent, there are questions whether local attractions and facilities will be open and whether local shops can cope with visitors, because we are not going to get back to the old ďnormalĒ any time soon, if ever. The alternative is that visitors bring all their own supplies with them, which does little for the host communities and/or insist on that only those with onboard facilities come Ė which is going to anger a lot of the camping fraternity.

Weíre just going to have to wait and see, frustrating as it is.


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Message posted by fife-bloke via mobile 07/5/2020 at 7:30am
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So Iíve just to write off the 3 grand fees I paid in Feb having had 2 weekends away for my money? Who is going to refund me, as the park arenít and to be honest why should they? The govt ordered the closure, they should be the ones liable. My main fear is I might not have a park to go back to, then have all the aggro that goes with it with administrators regarding my van and property etc.


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Message posted by fife-bloke via mobile 07/5/2020 at 7:33am
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Quote: Originally posted by ficklejade on 07/5/2020
I very much doubt our sites will open before July, if then, but then we're a vulnerable community as a whole and, generally, thinking as a whole about the best way to open up the island, given the nature of tourism here, plus all the local considerations.

That said, some things to be considered by sites all over include: ensuring social distancing; protection of visitors and staff; additional cleaning; waste disposal (including rubbish as some councils have restrictions on uplifts). Small sites may not want the hassle/donít have the resources and/or time to facilitate necessary precautions. Then, site dependent, there are questions whether local attractions and facilities will be open and whether local shops can cope with visitors, because we are not going to get back to the old ďnormalĒ any time soon, if ever. The alternative is that visitors bring all their own supplies with them, which does little for the host communities and/or insist on that only those with onboard facilities come Ė which is going to anger a lot of the camping fraternity.

Weíre just going to have to wait and see, frustrating as it is.




Good post jade, sadly I donít think many sites will survive that long, especially missing a peak time like now.

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Message posted by thebiz via mobile 07/5/2020 at 7:38am
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Iím sure even those of us who donít have Ďexpensive assetsí are desperate to get back to some kind of life but not yet.

I agree with most of the reasons mentioned but for me, I hope the Ďno unnecessary travelí stays in place for a month or so yet. Look whatís happening on Skye at the moment and then imagine an influx of visitors on top of that.

As difficult as weíre all finding it , itís too early to have people traipsing all over the country and to vulnerable areas.



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Message posted by Capt Lightning07/5/2020 at 7:45am
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I'm pretty much in agreement with fife-bloke. It feels like being under house arrest for a crime we didn't commit. Yes, there is logic to the restrictions, but little consideration of the negative consequences like mental health problems.

There must be some easing of this lockdown soon or I fear that the country will not recover (or not for many years). No sense in opening campsites if nobody can afford to use them.


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'Unnecessary travel' has largely gone to the wall. I have to travel shortish distances for work, and it would be quite easy to forget we are in 'lock down' sometimes. If you think about it, breakdowns/accidents aside, it would be technically possible to have the whole country driving about completely safely whilst in their cars. Its what they do when they arrive at their destinations.
Queue outside or wander round B&Q....Tesco....sit inside/outside a caravan...go for a walk. Wheres the difference? I do not think you can quote death numbers alone as a reason to stay cooped up forever. I mean, we cannot get the 30,000 people back, but if death rates can be curtailed going forward, wheres the problem? Folk are going to be 'dying' for the next 12 months at least, but we cannot stay home all this time. We have to get out, and we have to be careful.

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The media this morning are predicting an easing of restrictions from next week. I have no idea what this might mean for us all, but I am concerned that nothing really seems to have changed on the safety front. Or have I missed something?

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If people are happy staying at home, I have no issue with that, everyone has their own choice etc, but others arenít. Capt lightning and mick make excellent points, which Iím in full agreement with.
But it certainly is NOT selfish wanting to use something you have paid a hell of a lot of money for and for many are still having to pay every month.
That is effectively money down the drain which people will not put up with much longer. Personally between lost site fees and payments for the van Iím already over £1000 down. Through no fault of my own. Multiply that by every owner up and down the country then that really is not fair

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Quote: Originally posted by fife-bloke on 07/5/2020

If people are happy staying at home, I have no issue with that, everyone has their own choice etc, but others arenít. Capt lightning and mick make excellent points, which Iím in full agreement with.
But it certainly is NOT selfish wanting to use something you have paid a hell of a lot of money for and for many are still having to pay every month.
That is effectively money down the drain which people will not put up with much longer. Personally between lost site fees and payments for the van Iím already over £1000 down. Through no fault of my own. Multiply that by every owner up and down the country then that really is not fair



I have a tent sat here that cost me nearly £2000 nearly two years ago that I would have liked to use last year as I did the year before but did not because of the weather ... who should I claim from for that?

Peoples lives come way before a bit of money or a holiday.

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Quote: Originally posted by JoannaLesley on 07/5/2020
The media this morning are predicting an easing of restrictions from next week. I have no idea what this might mean for us all, but I am concerned that nothing really seems to have changed on the safety front. Or have I missed something?



The only thing that can 'change' is reduced infection rates, and improved distancing practices particularly within buildings - work places, retail outlets etc. We went into lockdown because the virus was rife, and no-one was sure how to go about their daily lives safely. Now the rates are falling (not sure if it is enough??), and places are getting virus-ready to venture into, we should be able to tentatively start to resume semi-normal practices.

I think its wrong for others to quote the 30,000 deaths and accuse people of basically not being bothered. I mean, they will always be dead unfortunately, but we cannot stay cocooned indefinitely as a result. Its when to start thats the question. If its now, so be it. The choice is yours to venture out, or not.

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I too want to get out and about again as soon as possible, BUT, not at any cost! I must admit I am not losing anything financially, as my caravan didn't cost me much so it's bought and paid for. It's sitting on my drive outside, so it's not costing me storage fees either. I still want to make use of it though.

The flip-side of that is that once people start travelling around all over the country it is highly likely that infection rates will soar, and places where they are currently low will see them go through the roof. I don't like it any more than anyone else, but what will be, will be, and we just have to make the most of it. In my opinion, if lock-down had come down much harder and much sooner, it would have largely been over by now, but that didn't happen so we have to put up with it, like it or not. We have to watch now how easing the lock-down in other countries works out. If cases start to rise again we should stop even thinking about easing our restrictions, which by comparison are quite lax anyway.

Personally I have written this year off and if lock-down is lifted too soon and cases start to rise again I won't be going anywhere. I don't want to catch the bl**dy thing, and I don't want to spread it or be accused of doing so. I will just stay at home and put up with it.

As for when the sites will re-open, I would say any time before September will be far too soon if it encourages people to start going outside their own areas. I certainly won't be visiting any of them if they do, and I'm sure many others will feel the same. We can talk all we like about the deaths that have occurred, and every one of them is tragic, but what we have to consider is how many MORE will occur if we try going back to normal too soon. We could easily find the current figure magnified ten-fold. That would make today's situation look like a brief extended holiday.



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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 07/5/2020
I too want to get out and about again as soon as possible, BUT, not at any cost! I must admit I am not losing anything financially, as my caravan didn't cost me much so it's bought and paid for. It's sitting on my drive outside, so it's not costing me storage fees either. I still want to make use of it though.

The flip-side of that is that once people start travelling around all over the country it is highly likely that infection rates will soar, and places where they are currently low will see them go through the roof. I don't like it any more than anyone else, but what will be, will be, and we just have to make the most of it. In my opinion, if lock-down had come down much harder and much sooner, it would have largely been over by now, but that didn't happen so we have to put up with it, like it or not. We have to watch now how easing the lock-down in other countries works out. If cases start to rise again we should stop even thinking about easing our restrictions, which by comparison are quite lax anyway.

Personally I have written this year off and if lock-down is lifted too soon and cases start to rise again I won't be going anywhere. I don't want to catch the bl**dy thing, and I don't want to spread it or be accused of doing so. I will just stay at home and put up with it.

As for when the sites will re-open, I would say any time before September will be far too soon if it encourages people to start going outside their own areas. I certainly won't be visiting any of them if they do, and I'm sure many others will feel the same. We can talk all we like about the deaths that have occurred, and every one of them is tragic, but what we have to consider is how many MORE will occur if we try going back to normal too soon. We could easily find the current figure magnified ten-fold. That would make today's situation look like a brief extended holiday.





I agree reference people travelling. Will locals welcome them? Doesn't Cumbria have one of the highest death rates per million outside due to a number of people running up there to hide?


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