It feels like we are treading water as time is given for more people to be vaccinated before further relaxations, so taking the momentum from the reopening.
This means no change to the arrangements on holiday and touring parks where the rule of 6 or 2 households continues to apply.
Good Morning Everyone.
Today is a significant day for us all and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Goodenbergh Country Holiday Park. We are very happy we can all start to get back to some sort of normality after these very challenging times.
2nd April 9.00am.
Thankfully it’s still looking good for opening on MONDAY 12th APRIL.
**************Sorry no over night stays before******************
24/02/2021 11.45 hours.
Hopefully Goodenbergh should be able to re open on 12th April 2021 but NOT before. (As per Government instructions).
At Step 2, no earlier than 12 April:
‘Overnight stays away from home in this country will be permitted and self-contained accommodation – those that do not require shared use of bathing, entry/exit, catering or sleeping facilities – can also reopen, though must only be used by members of the same household.’ (paragraph 110)
That definition of self-contained accommodation needs careful review, but it would appear most accommodation on holiday parks and campsites would be able to meet the requirements, with the exception of any accommodation where use of the shared wash block is required. Information from our association BH&HPA. Further posts will give precise information regarding returning.
Dear BH&HPA member,
The Health Secretary has announced an update to the Tiers in England from 00.01 (one minute past midnight) tonight.The areas and changes are published here.**Holiday parks and campsites will need to close if their area is moving into Tier 3 or Tier 4, with the usual exemptions to ensure no one is made homeless.***Unfortunately Goodenbergh has now moved into Tier 3 which mean we have to follow Government advice and Close.
Info From our Association.
Dear BH&HPA member,
The Health Secretary has announced the tiers which will apply in England from next Wednesday (2 December).
Only Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and the Scilly Isles are in Tier 1.
Goodenbergh is in Tier 2 North Yorkshire.
o If you live in a tier 1 area you may travel to a tier 2 area and should follow the rules for that area while you are there.
o If you live in a tier 2 area, you may travel to a tier 1 area and must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area.
o If you live in tier 1 or 2, you should avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities.
o If you live in a tier 3 area, you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible. You should avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities.
Goodenbergh Country Holiday Park will re open on 02/12/2020 to owners who are eligible to travel to their holiday homes for overnight stays.
Due to the various different circumstances of every owner you will have to decide if you are allowed to stay in your holiday home.
Further guidance is available on the Governments website.
Please don’t contact reception to ask if you are eligible all the information is available from the Government and media. Thank You.
Wednesday 4/11/20 22.30
Good evening everyone, here is the latest update on guidelines for holiday home owners from our association the BH&HPA.
Fuller guidance on the lockdown in England which starts at a minute past midnight tonight 5/11/20has been published.
This confirms the closure of holiday and touring parks, except in specific circumstances as in the spring, ‘such as where these act as someone’s main residence, where they cannot return home, for homeless people, or where it is essential to stay there for work purposes’.
Sunday 1st Nov 2020 19.30 hrs.
The restrictions have yet to be approved by Parliament. An outline is here, and directly impacting on holiday and touring parks, they include:
Travel – ‘Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed. This includes holidays abroad and in the UK. It also means you cannot stay in a second home, if you own one, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with. There are specific exceptions, for example if you need to stay away from home (including in a second home) for work purposes, but this means people cannot travel overseas or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted reasons’
Sunday 1st November.
With regards to owners winterising their holiday home before the Governments imposed lockdown on Thursday, we will leave it to the discretion of each holiday home owner as to their actions as everyones situation is different.
****Please check your insurance policy for the terms and conditions in relation to winterisation of Your Holiday homes.****
Thursday 29th October.
On 27 October Warrington moved to Tier 3, Very High local COVID As a reminder, for Tier 3 areas, the Government has confirmed:
- no household mixing indoors or outdoors in hospitality venues or private gardens
- rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces like parks
- pubs and bars not serving meals will be closed
- guidance against travelling in and out of the area ***
***You should NOT travel to Goodenbergh if you live in a Tier 3 as Goodenbergh is in North Yorkshire Tier 1 ***
***Important information for people living in Tier 3 areas, in relation to visiting Goodenbergh***
Tier 3, where the risk is described as very high.
Tier 3 currently affects Liverpool and Merseyside. From Midnight 16/10/20 it will also apply to Burnley, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre. Their status will be reviewed after 14 days.
***You should NOT travel to Goodenbergh if you live in a Tier 3 as Goodenbergh is in North Yorkshire Tier 1 ***
For areas in tier 3, the additional restrictions mean:
- IMPORTANT ******Travelling outside, or entering, a tier 3 area should be avoided unless for work, education or youth services, to meet caring responsibilities, or if travelling through the area as part of a longer journey.******
- IMPORTANT ******Residents of a tier 3 area should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, while people who live in a tier 1 or tier 2 area should avoid staying overnight in a tier 3 area.
- People are prohibited from socialising with anybody they do not live with, or have not formed a support bubble with, in any indoor setting, private garden or at most outdoor hospitality venues and ticketed events.
- Tradespeople can continue to go into a household for work.
- The rule of six continues to apply to outdoor public spaces, such as parks, beaches, public gardens or sports venues.
- Pubs and bars are only permitted to remain open to operate as restaurants, in which case alcohol can only be served as part of a substantial meal.
- Schools and universities remain open.
- Places of worship remain open but household mixing is not permitted.
- Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of people attending (15 and 30 respectively), but wedding receptions are not allowed.
- The rules for exercise classes and organised sport are the same as in tier 2. They can continue to take place outdoors, but will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with others they do not live with (or share a support bubble with), or for youth or disability sport.
The Prime Minister has just made a statement to the House of Commons announcing a series of restrictions for England, saying that similar steps would
follow from the devolved administrations.
He confirmed the measures were not a second lockdown, but included:
* from Thursday, pubs, bars and restaurants to close at 10.00pm and offer only table service and/or take-away
* face coverings to be mandatory for staff and customers in retail and
* COVID secure workplace guidance to be a legal requirement, with greater enforcement and fines for breaches.
* those who can work from home, should work from home.
These measures will be in place ‘for perhaps six months’ and the Prime Minister reserved the right to introduce more stringent measures should they be necessary.
No more than six people to be able to socialise together
You may have seen the publicity of the legal requirement to be introduced from Monday (14 September) in England for no more than six people to be able to socialise together, indoors or outdoors, including in bars and restaurants.
The media report this is about simplifying the requirement and giving police powers to enforce but will create challenges for park management. Any groups flaunting this will be asked to leave the park, as of immediately. Let’s keep holiday parks open.
Important information regarding returning to Goodenbergh Country Holiday Park.
******Please read carefully we have had to implement some changes ******
Dear Holiday Home Owner.
We are very pleased to say we are reopening the site on Saturday 4th July but not before please as per the government guidelines. I’m sure you will be looking forward to being able to now visit your caravans and we would like to thank you for your cooperation over the past months.
Laurence will be on the Park on Saturday morning. We aren’t anticipating any problems but he will be there to help if required. Please only request him via telephone call to reception if urgent attention is required.
As you will appreciate there will be a few necessary changes due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic situation.
We would be very grateful if you can all adhere to the changes put in place to look after each other and remain as safe as possible.
The LAUNDRY ROOM :-will be available to ONE PERSON IN AT A TIME.
The BIN AREA :-to be used by ONE PERSON AT A TIME.
The OFFICE :- Please only go to the office if you are unable to ring or email to obtain information.
If you have to go to reception we will have a system in place whereby there will be a desk at the doorway and we would ask customers to please ring the bell for attention. Please help to protect yourself and our staff by continuing to social distance.
GAS BOTTLES :- Please can you only order these over the phone or by email.
PAYMENTS :- Please can any payments me made via BACCs or cheques should be posted in the letter box to the right of the reception doors.
PLAY AREAS :- Will be open but the responsibility for Social Distancing and Hand Washing on return to owners homes is the responsibility of parents/ carer, responsible adult.
Information room:- Will be closed until further notice.
Function Room:- Will be closed until further notice.
AROUND THE SITE :- Please maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING at ALL TIMES.
SOCIALISING :- **** Important Information *****
In England, you can meet people you do not live with in 3 types of groups:
- you can continue to meet in any outdoor space in a group of up to 6 people from different households
- single adult households – in other words adults who live alone or with dependent children only – can continue to form an exclusive ‘support bubble’ with one other household
- from 4 July, you can also meet in a group of 2 households (including your support bubble), in any location- public or private, indoors or outdoors. This does not need to be the same household each time
It remains the case – even inside someone’s home – that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble. Those who have been able to form a support bubble (i.e. those in single adult households) can continue to have close contact as if they live with the other people in their bubble. This should be exclusive and should not change. This change also does not affect the support you receive from your carers.
We hope that if we all work together, keep washing our hands, maintain social distancing and think about each other we will remain virus free on the site and hence be able to remain open.
Thank you all once again for your understanding and patience in this unprecedented times.
Government Guidance for the public.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough or high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for at least 7 days from when your symptoms started (if you live alone), or 14 days (if you live with someone who has symptoms). You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
********* If you have any of the above symptoms DO NOT visit
Goodenbergh, please follow the Government advice.************
As per Government directives Goodenbergh Country Holiday Park
will re open SATURDAY 4th July. Finally after all the uncertainty.
Please respect this opening date.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back.
Just a short email to let you know that the Prime Minister has just announced (to a cheer from the backbench!) that campsites / Holiday Parks will be included amongst hospitality businesses when they can reopen on Saturday 4th July in England,
Dear Holiday Home Owner/s.
Further to a few enquires we have received.
Holiday caravan parks are still closed due to government restrictions .
We await the announcement on Tuesday 23rd by the Prime Minister hopefully about opening 4th July.
As soon as we know anything we will send out a further email.
We would like to thank you for your continued support by not making non-essential journeys to the site.
Disappointing BBC report this morning. Sorry no great announcement. We remain closed nothing has change.
Coronavirus:BBC Breakfast tomorrow! Reopening dates, VIDEO to help you
17 June 2020
Dear BH&HPA member,
Busy time working with the media and in the lobby, but it all supports the campaign for your reopening.
We’ve been working over the last two days with Johny Cassidy, a fabulous BBC Producer and so I ask that you please watch BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning (starts at 6.00am) as I’m hoping you will enjoy what you see.
Update on opening
NORTHERN IRELAND As anticipated, opening dates have been confirmed (here), with ‘caravan parks, camping sites and self-catering tourist accommodation’ to open on 26 June, with other tourist accommodation to reopen from 3 July.
SCOTLAND See this link for confirmation from Scottish Government of reopening from week of 15 July. The link also explains the work to support you in your applications to extend your season. Scottish Government has written to the Chief Planner on this (´to enable seasonal businesses such as holiday parks to continue to operate beyond any conditioned limits to their seasons‘ here).
ENGLAND The plan remains for reopening on 4 July, with the Prime Minister confirming his absolute commitment to that plan last night (here). I’ve been told the announcement will be “very soon”.
WALES Welsh Government will be considering next stages tomorrow, with any announcement anticipated at the lunchtime briefing on Friday.
Sadly we are still CLOSED.
Once again we would like to thank the majority who are respecting this and not visiting Goodenbergh as directed by the Government.
For your peace of mind:-
All barrier entry and exits are computer logged for security purposes.
CCTV with automatic number plate recognition is also in place for security.
10/06/2020. From BH&HPA website.
Visits to parks in England
Some Park members were confused following a round-robin email last Thursday which suggested the revised consumer guidance for England meant caravan owners could visit their parks as a day trip.
This is not the case.
We contacted Government and from this, their guidance has been revised to provide greater clarity and remove any doubt. It now says (on this link):
‘Campsites and caravan parks are closed so you cannot visit them.’
I hope that this clarity assists in your discussions with your customers.
More to follow. Please stay safe.
With every good wish,
lets hope nothing changes and the Government give us the green light to open on the 4th July.
confirms 4 July as earliest date for opening outdoor hospitality, in response to question from @peter_aldous
on zoos and beer gardens
Business Secretary @AlokSharma_RDG
confirms Government sticking to roadmap, with hospitality – includes holiday & touring parks – opening in England on 4 July at the earliest.
27/05/2020. Still CLOSED.
As far as Goodenbergh is concerned nothing has changed, we are still closed on direction from the Government.
We would like to thank the majority who are respecting this and not visiting.
Our association is lobbying the Government to allow all Holiday Parks to re open ASAP.
When the situation changes we will inform everyone.
Spring Bank Holiday – Sorry but we are still Fully CLOSED. Please don’t visit Goodenbergh for any reason.
As soon as anything changes we will contact you.
We thank you for your continued support.
An update to the Government’s guidance ‘Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do’ was published this afternoon on this link. This can be used to respond to customer enquiries since it confirms:
‘Leaving your home – the place you live – to stay at another home for a holiday or other purpose is not allowed. This includes visiting second homes.
05/05/20 Park Photographs
13.04.20 Park photographs
Wishing you all a Happy Easter in these challenging times.
Keep Safe, Keep well.
22.03.20 Goodenbergh country Holiday Park Closed.
As part of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis and following Government instructions through our association (BH&HPA) as of today Goodenbergh Country Holiday Park is Closed. We are in unprecedented times and thank our home owners for their support and understanding at this time.
We will continue to follow Government instructions and will update the website when anything changes.