Local Lockdowns and Restrictions
As you may be aware, travel restrictions are now in place in Wales and we wanted to make it clear who can and can't visit Vale Holiday Parks. All of this is based on the Welsh government guidance found HERE
We understand many of you have individual circumstances and you are always welcome to contact us with any questions. However, currently, if you are living in an area under local lockdown/restrictions, you need to follow the rules for your region.
Businesses are not legally responsible for enforcing these requirements on their customers, but must not help customers to break any restrictions. The obligation is on the individual, although a business that encourages a breach may also commit an offence.
In light of this, we are asking you to familiarise yourself with the regulations and ensure that you will not be breaking any laws by visiting your holiday home. If you are from a high incidence area and currently staying with us, we encourage you to return home as soon as you can. FAQs from the government can be found HERE and we have also listed some common ones below.
Wales' 'Firebreak' Lockdown takes place from Friday, 23rd of October - Monday, 9th of November. Please do not visit the parks during this time. There are more information and FAQs: HERE
Wales Lockdown Regions
Local lockdowns areas in Wales include: Bangor, Blaenau Gwent County, Bridgend County, Caerphilly County, Cardiff, Conwy County, Denbighshire *, Flintshire, Llanelli, Merthyr Tydfil County, Neath Port Talbot County, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen County, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham County
*Please note that ParcFarm Holiday Park is located within Denbighshire. Therefore, if you live outside of the county, you will not be permitted to enter ParcFarm from 18:00 on 1/10/20.
England, Scotland and Northern Ireland Lockdown Regions
As of the 16th of October 2020, the regulations have changed in Wales so that people from high-risk parts of the UK are not allowed to travel to Wales for holidays. The new restrictions will apply to high incidence areas as listed in the new Schedule 4B of The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020 and include:
- Tier 2 areas in England
- Tier 3 areas in England
- The central belt of Scotland
- All of Northern Ireland
If you are unsure whether your region is in one of these tiers, please click on the links above for the latest lists.
Please note, this is a two-way street and the ban also applies for people going from Wales to the locked-down regions of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. For example, Pembrokeshire is not subject to local lockdown restrictions but the new law now prevents residents of Pembrokeshire from travelling to Liverpool or Belfast. It is not an anti-England ruling, it has been put in place to try and keep all of Wales as safe as possible.
Q: When are these lockdown rules going to change?
A: Unfortunately, we don't know any more than the general public. We are trying our hardest to keep up with the latest guidance and facts, and will keep people updated with live video on CBTV and here on the blog to the best of our abilities.
Q: Are Vale Holiday Parks still open until the 4th of January 2021?
A: Yes, we will remain open unless we are legally told to close (such as in a full lockdown scenario)
Q: Can I visit a Holiday Park in a non-lockdown region, even if I have to travel through a lockdown region?
A: Yes, you can travel through a lockdown region, just be as direct as possible
Q: Which of your parks are in lockdown?
Q: If I booked a holiday and am now under lockdown, what should I do?
A: Please ring us to discuss all the options available. Our phone number is 0333 3582025
Q: Can I visit my holiday home/chalet/caravan to collect my belongings and secure it for Winter?
A: 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 should agree a time and date with us 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 have more information on preparing your caravan for winter HERE
Updated rules and guidance
Thank you for reading these updated rules and regulations. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Again, please bear with us during these difficult times, we are trying our hardest to create safe holidays, which stick to government regulations, that everyone can enjoy!