After going into full-scale lockdown with the rest of the UK on March 23rd, we’re looking forward to welcoming campers, glampers, caravaners and self-catering holidaymakers back in July. We’ve enjoyed the quiet here in Dartmoor National Park, but we’d love to share the beauty of the outdoors with you too! A summer holiday on Dartmoor offers breath-taking scenery, an abundance of space and some of the best country walks imaginable.
The Health Secretary has indicated summer vacations abroad are likely to be cancelled for this year. This is not only due to the UK’s restrictions, but also other country’s policies for protecting their populations from COVID19.
Each of the closest and most popular European neighbours for summer breaks – France, Spain, Portugal and Greece – have slightly differing policies for allowing people to enter. Not to mention their local restrictions for various businesses supporting tourism. Spain has announced visitors will need to quarantine for 14 days before taking their holiday. Greece is hoping to welcome international tourists from July 1st. Many conditions for international travellers are yet to be clarified.
While other countries are beginning to open their borders, the UK’s foreign office is still advising against non-essential travel. It’s likely a quarantine period for arrivals into the UK will be put in place once travel opens up.
According to Boris Johnson’s three-part plan for reopening businesses across the UK, self-catering holidays are likely to be permissible from the 4th of July! We have a range of holiday options that meet these guidelines, from camping and Newfoundland Pods for glamping experiences, to static caravans and even cottages and apartments.
We’re already preparing for visitors. We’re making sure we’re able to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. If you’ve been dreaming of getting away, enjoying summer and the great British outdoors, we’ll be ready to welcome you – at a safe social distance – when the lockdown for summer holidays is lifted.
If you’re concerned about the changes to the plan for lifting coronavirus restrictions and how it may affect your summer holiday, please get in touch. We’d be more than happy to chat with you about the accommodation options we have available, or any other queries you may have about taking your holiday on Dartmoor. If you’d like to make sure you get away from home this summer, you can book your stay here. Simply choose the dates that suit you best and follow the options, we’ll do the rest!