BUTLIN’S has extended the closure of their parks until July 16 due to coronavirus.
The parks have been closed since March due to the government’s advice against all but essential travel.
Butlin’s originally closed its three parks – Minehead, Bognor Regis and Skegness – from March 20 until April 16, and was forced to extend this until June 7.
It has since announced that the parks will remain closed until next month, despite other parks offering opening dates.
The latest news will be another blow to holidaymakers, with the sites usually busy during the summer weekends.
The company’s current statement to customers said: “Following on from the latest Government announcements, we’re now working through what the proposed plans mean for Butlin’s.
“We’re hopeful that we can open again in the not too distant future but in the meantime, we’re extending the closure of our resorts until July 16.”
They added that they were “working on a number of new social distancing measures” but have not yet revealed what this would entail.
Butlin’s also explained that those with holidays affected will be contacted through an email, text message or letter.
They explained: “If your break has been affected, you will receive an email, SMS or letter from us asking you to fill in a form.”
Guests who have holidays outside this date can take advantage of the park’s new “Coronavirus Book with Confidence Guarantee” which allows them to move or cancel the break for a full refund.
Other UK attractions have also been forced to close, including Center Parcs and Haven – with the latter hoping to open from July 3.
However, campsites and holiday parks are also likely to follow rules including the closure of communal areas and a ban on activities and entertainment.
Theme parks such as Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland have all shut their doors.
Holiday parks and campsites in the UK are expected to enjoy a surge in popularity when they are finally allowed to open this summer, thanks to the low risk they pose of spreading the virus compared to hotels.
But they still have a number of hoops to jump through in order to make sure guests stay safe.
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