Caravan parks to remain closed in Wales as restrictions continue


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North Wales Police have confirmed the future of caravan parks in Conwy and Denbighshire with the summer season approaching rapidly. In a statement on social media they reminded people that caravan parks should remain closed as the restrictions in Wales remain in place.

Officers from North Wales Police have been liaising with every caravan park in both counties to remind them about the current Welsh Government guidelines, and to confirm the sites are working with the local authorities to ensure that all critical workers are registered as is required, and the security on the sites is being monitored.

Sgt Beth Jones said:

“We are working with the caravan parks to ensure they are adhering to the rules outlined in the Welsh Government Guidance.”

“We understand that there may be some tensions with the situation and want to reassure the public that we are working with the sites, to put people’s concerns to rest if they have been unable to attend and check on their caravan.”

Residents outside Wales are being reminded that the travel restrictions lifted in England do not apply here – and anyone travelling into Wales will be subject to Welsh legislation. Travelling to a holiday home is not essential travel!

Sgt Jones added:

“Some parks have received high volumes of calls asking if people can come back to their caravans. As well as offering support and crime prevention advice, our message is a reminder of the guidance and to encourage compliance.”

“We want to remind people that all holiday accommodation in Wales, England and Scotland remains closed, except for some residents who may be there legitimately, such as critical workers.”

“Everyone will look forward to welcoming visitors back once it is safe again to do so. Until then please stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.”

Further information and guidance is available via the Welsh Government’s website https://gov.wales/coronavirus

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