Haven Holidays have announced families will potentially be able to vacation at its UK sites from 2 July, following the launch of the Haven Hideaway scheme. But how much of a holiday will it be in a new Coronavirus-fearing normality?
On the positive side, the reduced-service getaway option will allow guests to use the firm’s nationwide resorts. Less positive is the social distancing dictat from government that will require pools, pubs and play areas to be closed for the duration.
“We look forward to reopening our parks as soon as government advice allows and as soon it is safe to do so, and are busy making changes to the way we operate our parks to ensure we can comply with the latest requirements,” said guest and proposition director Gerard Tempest.
“With social distancing requirements likely to remain in place, we don’t expect to be able to provide the full Haven experience to the number of guests we would normally welcome.”
Despite the reduced capacity and entertainment options, guests will still be able to access Haven minimarts, laundrettes and takeaways, while staying in self-contained caravans.
The price of the getaways will also be reduced to reflect the limited amenities, with Haven additionally introducing the the Coronavirus Book with Confidence Guarantee, covering all new and existing bookings for 2020 and 2021.
“We can still provide the chance for families to escape to the British coast and enjoy a breath of fresh air at the seaside on a Haven Hideaway break.”