More details released on Regions’ reopening schedules

Scottish caravan parks may open from 3 July and Welsh parks from 11 July

Scotland – the Scottish Parliament has published a new route map for reopening, which includes the following milestones:

  • 3 July – travel distance limit relaxed, self-catering accommodation and second homes (without shared facilities) permitted to open
  • 6 July – outdoor hospitality allowed (subject to physical distancing rules and public health advice)

Scotland will keep the two-metre social distancing rule, but considers the following sectors and settings appropriate for exceptions to the 2m rule, provided that businesses implement agreed mitigations:

  • Public transport
  • Outdoor hospitality
  • Indoor hospitality
  • Retail (including personal retail services)

The Route Map sets out what those mitigations may be, but mitigation measures still need to be agreed on a sector by sector basis.

Wales – the Welsh Assembly has also published a timetable for reopening, summarised below:

  • If the requirement to stay local is lifted on 6 July, outdoor visitor attractions will be able to reopen on that date.
  • Subject to a review of coronavirus regulations on 9 July, self-contained accommodation can open on 11 July.
  • Subject to the above, the hospitality sector will re-open outdoors from 13 July.
  • No dates have been set for reopening indoor hospitality facilities other than self-catering.

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