What to bear in mind with campervan hire for a staycation post Covid 19 lockdown

When arriving at VW Camper Hire, to collect your campervan, you should expect to have an allocated time slot; this avoids masses of customers at one time and ensures that all vans are to a clean ‘covid free’ standard.  Our team are working extra hard to make sure that extra cleaning of the vans is carried out to an even higher standard, avoiding any traces of viruses.   All customers are required to wear a face covering, and to sanitise hands on arrival for your van pick-up, as you will be given a demonstration on how to use the van before taking it away on your mini staycation.  

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We ask that you follow these advised government guidelines to ensure a safe environment for both you and our staff, when being in close proximities of people outside your household.  Following the latest rules, advised by the government, there is a strict rule of one household per campervan.  From May 17th rule of six or two households can mix in indoor areas (government rules subject to change).   When on your campervan staycation, you are in a self-catered environment, which is a lot safer, so we recommend you keep it to a clean standard, especially surfaces, to avoid any traces / spreading of coronavirus. 

Before travelling it is always a good idea to do your research, especially when staying at campsites. Due to the recent government guidelines, most campsites have their own ‘covid safe’ rules, ensuring visitors have a safe place to stay and feel comfortable whilst on holiday.  

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Before the 17th May, campsites have closed shared facilities e.g. toilets / wash areas due to cleaning of enclosed spaces and mixing of multiple households inside.  As campsites have now set out their own rules, you may expect to be given extra information about contactless check in on arrivals, this to minimise the spreading of Covid 19 viruses.  As well as this, you may expect to see fewer campers, many campsites want to minimise the amount of mass crowds in one area, perhaps look at their website before you book / travel to give yourself more information on what to expect post lockdown.

Things to bear in mind for your own safety outside of your campervan; this may include you visiting public areas, such as busy towns, bars / restaurants and non-essential shops.  When on your holiday you may need to do some extra research on areas you want to visit, expecting some places to have different guidelines in place, or to see what areas are open.  

Due to the existing rules, many places require pre booking to give you have a designated time slot and so that places can control the number of people coming in and out of one area, applying mainly to restaurants and activity centres (government guidelines are subject to change).  During your campervan holiday you may also want to look at outdoor areas that are typically quieter, to avoid contact with people, e.g. walks in the country side.  Campervans are a great way to travel and explore a number of areas, so keeping yourself, and others, safe whilst doing so is important post lockdown.  

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