Anglesey’s Public Protection team is urging holiday parks, camping sites and all other holiday accommodation providers to act responsibly and play their part to protect our communities and local NHS services.
Regulations and Government guidance is clear that all holiday accommodation including campsites and caravan parks should have been closed since 24th March 2020. They must remain closed until further notice, unless specifically exempt or requested and approved by the Welsh Government or local authority.
Any accommodation provider wishing to accommodate key workers must seek authorisation from the authority by emailing email@example.com Any business already providing accommodation to key workers, should notify the authority as soon as possible so that a safety assessment and specific advice can be provided to keep everyone safe.
Under no circumstances should any accommodation provider be providing holiday accommodation for visitors during this lockdown period. Any person found not to be complying will be committing an offence and may be subject to a fixed penalty notice / Prohibition notice or prosecution, for which the fine is unlimited.
Businesses can however advertise for future bookings, once lockdown has been lifted, but must remain closed until advised by the Government that they can re-open. As yet it is unclear when this is likely to be.
Anyone with evidence of holiday accommodation breaching this requirement should report the matter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglesey’s Chief Public Protection officer, Les Pursglove, said, “We appreciate that Easter holidays are the start of the holiday season for the tourism sector, but in this unprecedented pandemic. We urge holiday accommodation providers to do their part to help stop the spread of the virus, protect our communities and local health services and ultimately save lives.
“Complying with lockdown measures is not only a legal requirement but also the responsible thing to do. Only if everyone does their part, do we stand any chance of saving lives and restrictions being lifted sooner.”