Haven has revealed it is shutting 18 of its parks for the rest of the year after a second national lockdown was announced.
The locations are at sites in England and Wales and the move comes after news that England is entering a second lockdown from Thursday, November 5 for four weeks, the Mirror Online reports.
Eleven sites in England and seven in Wales are shutting of the 37 parks and resorts Haven runs in the UK.
The self-catering holiday specialist, which says it has ‘beautiful locations on or close to the coast’, is making the move after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday that a second national lockdown would be introduced this week.
Under the new measures being brought in, people will not be allowed to go on holiday.
In a statement, Haven said: “In light of current circumstances in England and Wales, we have made the difficult decision to close our English parks for the remaining 2020 season.
“Our Welsh parks will also be closed for the remaining 2020 season to holidaymakers.
“We know how disappointing this is, but every decision we make is to ensure the safety and security of our guests and team members as a priority.
“If you are due to travel to our English or Welsh parks in 2020, then you will be able to cancel or move your holiday with Haven’s Coronavirus Book with Confidence Guarantee.”
This is the full list of Haven parks closed for 2020
- Combe Haven
- Devon Ciffs
- Golden Sands
- Marton Mere
- Perran Sands
- Primrose Valley
- Weymouth Bay
- Hafan y Môr
- Kiln Park
- Lydstep Beach
- Penally Court
- Quay West
However, officials say the closures will not mean that holiday-makers are left out of pocket.
Haven currently has a booking policy which allows those affected by the new travel restrictions to choose from the following options:
- Transferring their holiday to new dates in 2021 free of charge
- Transferring their money into a Haven holding account to be redeemed against a future holiday, again free of charge
- Cancelling their booking and receiving a full refund
Find out more on the Haven website.
The parks in England were shut from today, Monday, November 2.
The company says that anyone who has had a holiday cut short because of this will be refunded for the nights they missed.
While its England and Wales parks are closing, Haven will keep its parks in Scotland open throughout November.
However, holiday-makers due to travel to Scotland from England or Wales will not be allowed to visit under the new restrictions.
They will, though, be covered under Haven’s Book with Confidence Guarantee, which covers those affected by any new UK government travel restrictions.
Under the imminent new rules for England, overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed unless for specific exemptions such as needing to be away from home for work.
Find further information on the Government website.
Welsh residents are also being urged to avoid travel anywhere in the UK.