Covid-19 Effects on the Glamping & Outdoor Camping Holiday Parks

Covid-19 Effects on the Glamping & Outdoor Camping Holiday Parks

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world, closed down business, and affected millions of lives.

However, it is the hospitality industry that has experienced the biggest blow due to the restrictions on socializing and going out.

Even though camping can be a solitary activity, efforts to minimize the COVID-19 pandemic and increased social distancing have still impacted it greatly.

Bell Tent Village is just one of the many glamping sites across the UK that has had to face business loss.

Let’s take a look at the current practices and protocols related to COVID-19 to see how camping was affected exactly.

The Impact Of Coronavirus On Glamping Sites

In order to slow down the spread of this virus, each state is handling the organisation of its national and state parks differently.

The National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has argued that many campgrounds and parks provide residences to people who need to travel because of their work which is mandatory.

On the other hand, guests who spend time on sites also place burden on the town’s resources which authorities believe is not a good idea now that many people are struggling with visiting shops for essentials. 

There is no doubt that spending time on sites is a lot safer than staying in hotels. Public transport can be avoided at most costs and many business people can carry out their work as normal from the site. 

One of the best parts of camping is that you determine your level of socialisation – you can be friendly or you can choose to enjoy your solitude. 

Many businesses have shut down but some owners believe that glamping is still a favourable escape for many people during these tough times. So, with this said, what protocols are in place? and is it possible to visit glamping sites right now? 

Campground Owners and COVID-19 Protocols

Campground owners have had to come up with new plans on how to address these new pandemic protocols.

Some of the things to take into account are:

  • Hygiene and cleaning
  • Social Activities
  • Playgrounds
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Dealing with cash

Should You Glamp This Year?

Glamping is one of the best ways to spend time in natural surroundings and it is often far cheaper than a typical holiday abroad. 

Once the spread of this virus dies down, the hospitality industry will no doubt recover and be booming once again as people make the most of their 'freedom'. 

If you do decide to go out, having a pack of face masks will be required and you should consider them an essential part of your camping gear, among other things.

Any sites that do remain open legally will be following the latest protocol set out by the government. 

You can find out more information about the latest government updates for rules surrounding Coronavirus in the UK here.