“It’s very possible to have a holiday in Wales without travelling very far at all,” Wales’ First Minister said in light of this week’s new Covid-19 guidelines.
It’s been a turbulent time for holidaymakers across Wales. Four local areas in the south were put under local lockdown due to a spike in Coronavirus cases. It’s safe to say the fear of restrictions – and even another lockdown – has travelled to North Wales. Families have been left questioning what the newest guidelines mean in terms of travelling for breaks and getaways.
So what do the new guidelines mean for holidaymakers?
The First Minister, however, did confirm this week that the new rules will not directly stop people travelling to get to their holiday destinations. The newest guidelines included a dampening on unnecessary travel and visiting friends and family indoors. But when it comes to local tourism, the First Minister in fact advocated domestic holidays. He said: “It’s very possible to have a holiday in Wales without travelling very far at all.”
Mark Drakeford told the press conference on Wednesday evening: “People are going to make those decisions in their own circumstances so we’re not saying no holidays to people.
“It’s an appeal to people to think carefully about those journeys,” he added. But so far there are no travel restrictions in place in North Wales. This is a contrast to the strict ‘no-in, no-out’ policy in Bridgend, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly and Newport.
For our holiday homeowners in North Wales, we want to guarantee safe access to the sites you know and love.
We are also committed to providing the safest holiday possible for our visitors wishing to travel from other areas of Wales. We cannot let the coronavirus “take a hold of our lives,” as the First Minister said.
He said: “It is not a message about not going shopping or not going to hospitality or going on holiday. It is about thinking about the journeys they can make.” In light of this positive message, we’re here to tell you that we’re dedicated to safeguarding the health of the public and our staff, which is why we are implementing measures at all of our holiday parks across Wales, and England.
These measures have been carefully put in place to certify that our guests can enjoy our facilities and parks for as long as possible.
Take a look at the changes we’ve made to ensure your safety:
- All staff have received Covid-19 training
- All cleaning staff have received and continue to undergo Covid-19 training
- NHS approved Covid-19 cleaning products are used to sterilise our caravans
- Face coverings are essential in all indoor areas to minimise the risk of infection
- Multiple hand sanitising stations on site
- Covid-19 guideline-approved entertainment
- Social distancing measures in all indoor areas
- Clear signage of entrances and exits
- One-way systems
- 10pm curfew in all bars and restaurants
With these measures in place and with your cooperation, your holiday can go ahead safely and smoothly. Treat yourself to a staycation at one of our Lyons Holiday Parks, safe in the knowledge you’re minimising risks by it keeping local.