Haven and Warner Leisure Hotels have said they are ready to start reopening their properties next month after Boris Johnson confirmed plans to further ease the UK’s coronavirus lockdown from 4 July.
Haven’s holiday parks in England will be operating from 6 July, followed by its parks in Wales from 13 July and Scotland from 17 July, subject to confirmation from the devolved administrations.
Warner Leisure Hotels, meanwhile, will reopen its properties in England from 27 July. It awaits guidance from the Welsh government before confirming plans to reopen Bodelwyddan Castle.
All locations will reopen within strict new Covid health and safety guidelines.
Parent Bourne Leisure confirmed its plans for the brands on Thursday (25 June); it is yet to confirm when its Butlin’s resorts will reopen.
Haven has introduced a new "clean and safe" charter to ensure guests and staff are protected from the risks posed by coronavirus; parks will initially reopen on an accommodation-only basis, with all public areas and private accommodation covered by new cleaning routines. Social distancing will be mandatory in public areas.
Haven plans to restore additional facilities at its parks when it is safe to do so, in line with government guidance. It is offered cut-price accommodation-only Haven Hideaways for those keen to get away as soon as possible once the UK’s coronavirus lockdown is further eased next month.
"We’ve been busy over the last few months making sure our parks are safe and secure for everyone when we open," said Haven.
"Our new ’Clean and Safe Charter ’has been designed to ensure we are protecting our guests in these uncertain times, and giving reassurance all public areas and private caravans will be scrupulously clean while adopting social distancing guidelines in all public areas."
Guests who were due to arrive at Haven’s Welsh or Scottish parks in early July will be contacted directly and offered the option to move their holiday to a different park, or to a later date in 2020 or 2021, or claim a full refund.
All Warner hotels in England will reopen from 27 July 2020 subject to new health and safety measures, and following fresh staff training.
It is hoped Bodelwyddan Castle in Wales will be able to reopen this summer pending Welsh government guidance.