OK guys, I know quite a few of you have been asking about next years dates for camp. The reality is, even though I know things are opening more, it doesn't actually put us in any better situation than we were in when I last posted. The rules that affect us have not changed in any way, and are not likely to any time soon. The reality is, we are still a group. We're not 2/3 people going on holiday somewhere.
So with the above said, I'm going to post what the dates would be if it were to go ahead, but you need to read all of this before you decide on whether or not you want to book.
READ THIS FIRST
Wales rules - https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance#section-39241
You cannot socialise in groups of more than 30 people - If you do decide on booking camp, there will be a topic on this as always. You need to post up if you are going. This is highly important, as its up to everyone to ensure there is not a group of more than 30 people. If there is, you would almost certainly be asked to leave, and you can be prosecuted here. Husky owners as a site will acting as no more than a reference point as to how many people are at camp. We are not assuming responsibility for this in any way, as we would be prosecuted for it (and people have).
Even within the above, you must maintain social distance when people are not within your "extended household" - Unlike in England, this is still 2 meters. That means every person at camp has to be 2 meters away from any other group of people at all times. If there are walks etc, this has to be done. Therefore:
- night time camp is a complete no. There will be no booked pitch unless the rules change dramatically
- Meals out as a group are a complete no. Quite simply, there is nowhere that would be able to accommodate even 6-7 of us distanced, because of how they have to operate.
This isn't what we are deciding, its what the welsh rules are. Its not that we don't want to, its that we are not allowed. On top of this, the camp will enforce it, as if they are seen not to they can be shut down.
I completely get that people are looking around and going "Yes, but things are opening, and it isnt that bad for doing things now" etc etc. However please think firstly in terms of large gatherings, and not in terms of a family. And also, people who have spoken to me so far seem to miss that we are not in England, we're in Wales. The rules are different here. In particular the grouping of people and the distances away from each other still being 2 meters.
Also bear in mind, there is no guarentee on what things will be like in any way. Bolton this morning is pretty much back to lockdown. Most of northern England have restrictions. Caerphilly is in local lockdown. Areas of Scotland are in localised lockdowns. This thing, as much as we want it to, hasnt gone away. We're a holiday resort down here. While we're pretty low on the scale at the moment, people move in and out of here all the time. We could quite easily find ourselves in the same position next year, as we are this year.
DATES - READ ABOVE FIRST
The dates for next years camp would have been 7th May to 14th May 2021. Feel free to book if you wish with the above in mind. Please do bear in mind that Sarah and myself will not be booking a caravan this year, but we will be around at times.
I will post up a topic for people to post in if they book later today. Then we can keep track of numbers.