Wales Fire-breaker Lockdown
The Welsh Government have announced that Wales will be under a “Fire-breaker Lockdown” from 6pm on Friday 23rd October until Monday 9th November.
We will endeavor to contact all our customers who have a booking with us impacted by this Lockdown. Please bear with us, we are experiencing high call volumes since the announcement was made. If you are struggling to get in touch with us, please e-mail email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
As of Friday at 6pm, our seven Holiday Parks in Wales will be closed for the duration of the Lockdown and our customers will not be able to visit.
If you are intending to visit us to Winterise your Holiday Home and collect belongings, please do so before 6pm on Friday 23rd October and notify us prior to your arrival.
For more information, please visit the Welsh Government website
New Welsh Travel Restrictions
As you may be aware, the Welsh Government have announced that they will be banning people travelling into any part of Wales if they are from a “high risk Covid hotspot” from 6pm on Friday 16th October.
We are still awaiting the full guidance of how this will work but we understand that any area which is classed in Tier 2 (High risk) and Tier 3 (Very high risk) in England as well as the Central Belt of Scotland and the whole of Northern Ireland will no longer be permitted to travel into Wales without a reasonable excuse.
If you are in any way unsure about which Tier your primary address falls into, you can visit the following websites: –
(Please be aware that these are subject to change)
Tier 2 England – https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1104/schedule/2/made
Tier 3 England – https://www.legislation.gov.uk/…/2020/1105/schedule/2/made
Our Holiday Parks remain open and we continue with our Track and Trace procedure that has been in place since our Holiday Parks re opened in July.
Our three Holiday Parks in Conwy currently remain under further local restrictions where by people are not permitted to enter or leave the county without a reasonable excuse. For further details, please visit the Welsh Government website https://gov.wales/conwy-county-borough-lockdown-frequently-asked-questions
The Welsh Government have recently updated their advice for caravan owners with the following guidance: –
Can I visit my … caravan … to collect my belongings and secure it for Winter?
Yes, we consider that you have a reasonable excuse to do this even if the trip involves travelling into, or out of an area with local restrictions. You may need to agree a time and date with the site owners to visit, and you should remain at the location for the shortest period possible before returning straight home.
While on site you should of course continue to maintain social distancing and practise good hand hygiene.
But you should not stay away from your local area overnight while local restrictions are in operation either where you live or where you would be staying.
We would ask anyone travelling to any of our Welsh Holiday Parks which are either under local restrictions or you are travelling from a “high risk Covid hot spot” area to collect belongings and secure it for Winter to contact your Park prior to your arrival and let us know the following:-
- Your pitch reference
- Who will be travelling to the park
- What time you are due to arrive
We have had a number of Track & Trace inspections by the Police within Conwy since the local travel restrictions have been put in place and are expecting this to become more frequent as the new Welsh Government restrictions come into place from Friday 16th October.
Please ensure you follow the guidance and do not visit our Holiday Parks if your primary residence in with in the areas outlined above.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support in adhering to the ever changing advice and restrictions that are being put in place by the UK and Welsh Governments.
North Wales Local Lockdown: Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire
The Welsh Government will be bringing in local lockdowns across three North Wales Counties, Conwy, Flintshire and Denbighshire later this week. The new restrictions will take effect from 18:00 BST on Thursday 1st October and will be reviewed after two weeks and every week thereafter.
The specific detail can be found here:
The main restrictions are:
- people will not be allowed to enter or leave the Conwy County Borough area without a reasonable excuse
- people will no longer be able to form, or be in, an extended household (sometimes called a “bubble”)
- this means meeting indoors with anyone who is not part of your household (people you live with) is not allowed at the moment, unless you have a good reason, such as providing care to a vulnerable person
- all licensed premises have to stop serving alcohol at 10pm
- people must work from home wherever possible
Our Parks will remain open and staff will continue to work to maintain the places you love in the usual way, however, if you do not have a good reason to stay as outlined in the government website you should leave as soon as practicable and not return until the restrictions have been lifted.
Holiday Home Owners
We will be attempting to make contact with you all over the phone, but would ask that you do not attempt to visit The Beach Caravan Park, Maenan Abbey Caravan Park or Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park after 6pm on Thursday 1st October if you are travelling from outside the Conwy County area.
We are working hard to gain some clarity from both the local authority as well as our trade association and will update you as soon as we have further information.
We will be contacting all holiday customers who have bookings which will be affected over the initial two week lockdown period and will go through your options with you.
Local Lockdowns FAQs
The restrictions will mean visitors from England or other parts of Wales will not be able to come to the counties for a holiday. So, any guests that you have booked for at least the next 2 weeks will have to be cancelled.
I am not a resident of Conwy County Borough but I am currently in the area – do I now need to leave urgently?
If you do not have a good reason (a “reasonable excuse”) to stay in the area, you should leave as soon as practicable.
If you do have a reasonable excuse to stay, then while you are in the Conwy County Borough area, you should follow the local restrictions in place and limit your interactions with others as much as possible.
Once you have left the area, please be cautious about interacting with other people and be aware of any potential symptoms of coronavirus.
Stay safe and we will update you as soon as we have more information.
Thank you for your patience
The Thornley Family