CAMPSITE OPERATION DURING COVID-19
Ok here is our third and hopefully FINAL slight amendment to our campsite running this season.
After reading our local authority guidance, and some additions to the government guidance published since our last update, the issue appears to be around the use of communal showers in particular. The guidance specifically states communal showers should either be one of the following…
Assigned to one household or support bubble
Run as a reservation and clean rota
Have a staggered entry and booked timeslot
We appreciate this is only guidance as opposed to a law, but it is there for a reason, and the safety of our campers and our own family is paramount. The idea of allocating shower time slots, and cleaning between slots would just not work for us as a family run site with no staff, so we are opting for a 4-bubble approach (as we have 4 showers).
What is a bubble? A bubble is defined as a group of people with whom you have close physical contact. A bubble can book more than one pitch, so long as all within that bubble agree to share the allocated WC facilities (hope that makes sense!). Operating this bubble system allows us to accommodate more people but in a safe way.
So basically, we will allocate each bubble 1 shower, 1 toilet and 1 sink which is only for your bubbles use throughout your stay. These facilities will be deep cleaned prior to your arrival, and then cleaned thoroughly once per day during your stay (usually around midday), with occasional checks as normal to wipe, hoover, refill soap and toilet rolls etc. It is then your bubble’s responsibility to maintain your allocated facilities to a hygiene standard you are happy with. We can provide cleaning products on request (unfortunately we can’t leave them out as they have to be stored securely away from children for health and safety) A mop and bucket will also be left for use at your own risk.
Pot washing room:
This room will remain open with a ‘one in, one out’ system in place due to the narrow layout. Strictly NO food preparation allowed in this room. The communal fridge freezer will remain available for those who wish to use it at own risk. We would advise you bring labels for food, and maybe keep your items in bags with your name on. So long as people follow the regular hand washing advice, we did not feel it carried any increased risk. We have however removed the kettle, magazine and book library and maps /local attraction leaflets☹. This room will be thoroughly cleaned daily.
We were still debating this one a little bit to be honest. It poses some additional risks with the handling of cash, as we have no card machine facility. Also, the touching of products and additional cleaning involved. We will encourage campers to come as well stocked and supplied as possible, but we appreciate we are a bit out in the sticks, so will keep a basic supply of the usual camp shop items, and will open either on request and whenever we are down on the campsite.
Outdoor play equipment.
This will remain available for the enjoyment of under 12s at own risk, and with parental supervision. It will be cleaned daily around the main touch points, but again the most important thing is assisting children with washing hands after use, and trying to maintain safe social distance which we appreciate is hard with young children hence why this is available at own risk!
Drinking water taps and chemical waste disposal.
These will be cleaned daily. Please take extra care when using the chemical waste to protect yourself with suitable PPE (not supplied)
General cleaning and safety measures.
We have carried out and documented a COVID-19 risk assessment of the campsite and our facilities, and also have a COVID-19 Secure statement that all guests must read and sign on arrival, a copy will be added to the website shortly. All guests contact details must be recorded and stored securely for 21days after departure to assist with Track and Trace, they will then be disposed of by shredding. We are providing 2 hand sanitising dispensers for use on entry to toilets and shower rooms.
Pricing for the remainder of 2020
This remains priced per pitch as follows:
£15 per night for non-electric pitch (max 4 people)
£18 per night for pitch with EHU (max 4 people)
£3 per night additional person.
Sorry but we remain a no dog site and we are not permitted to take caravans.
STRICTLY NO DAY VISITORS DURING THIS SEASON
2 night minimum stay at weekends, 3 night minimum stay bank holiday.
Apologies again for more changes, we hope this will be the last! Anyone booked in with us already if you haven’t heard from us you are booked as normal under this bubble system. We have contacted people privately if their booking has been affected.
Alex, Mark, Molly and George 😊