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Clarification on Caravan Parks

Published on Thursday, 26 Mar 2020
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On Wednesday, as part of the package of new measures to tackle COVID-19, the Government announced the closure of tourist/caravan parks.

Since then, a number of local authorities have been contacted by people who had been residing in caravan parks and were concerned about having to leave.  

I want to clarify that the closure of the caravan parks relates to the need to restrict tourism activity and the movement of people during the current crisis. It does not apply to people living permanently on the sites.

This clarification should be read in conjunction with the current requirement to refrain from movement beyond 2km of a residence. Therefore people should not travel to caravan parks unless already based there.

The owners of such caravan parks are asked to ensure that people residing permanently on these sites are allowed to remain.