Caravan parks urged to adhere to regulations

Denbighshire County Council’s Public Protection team is working closely with North Wales Police to remind owners of caravan parks and campsites to adhere to national regulations to remain closed and to continue protecting local communities.

Welsh Government’s First Minister Mark Drakeford made the order last month to close all campsites and caravan parks after significant concerns were raised across the country about the number of visitors and holidaymakers that had made their way to these sites during the outbreak of coronavirus, placing extreme added pressure on vital services.  They must remain closed until further notice, unless specifically exempt or requested and approved by the Welsh Government or the Council.

Now the Council and Police are issuing a reminder for these sites to remain closed until the order has been lifted.

Councillor Mark Young, Cabinet Lead Member for Safer Communities, said: “We are living in unprecedented times due to Coronavirus Covid-19 and clear guidelines have been issued by the Welsh and UK Governments that people should adhere to social-distancing, self-isolation and only undertake essential journeys.

“Welsh Government made the order to close campsite and caravan park accommodation immediately to assist in preventing the spread of the virus, and to limit the impact of visitors on our health and care services locally which are already under considerable pressure. Asking customers to stay at their main home address is helping to protect their safety, that of the people of Denbighshire as well as our vital health and care services.

“We are extremely grateful to those owners or caravan sites and campsites that have shown great co-operation and it is a timely reminder with the current good weather to continue adhering to these regulations until further notice”.