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TOWN FARM OPENING DATES AND GROUP LIMITS:
•EHU pitches open for caravans/motorhomes with on-board facilities open from 12th April at the earliest. Max. 1 household. Communal facilities and camping pitches will remain closed.
•Tent camping pitches and communal facilities will reopen from 21st May at the earliest. Maximum group size: 4 pitches and no more than 30 people in total.
•Most gov. restrictions will be lifted from 21st June at the earliest, although Town Farm will continue to restrict groups to a maximum of 4 pitches/households (regardless of whether they pitch together or apart)
*ALL ABOVE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT CONFIRMATION WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED 1 WEEK PRIOR*
Here are the key points and dates from the Government’s Roadmap announcement:
STEP 1: 8th March
• Step 1 will start with schools on 8 March, and include some further limited changes on 29 March to allow families to meet outdoors as most schools break up for the Easter holidays.
• From 8 March, the Stay at Home restriction will continue but it will be amended so that people can leave home for recreation as well as exercise outdoors – with their own household, support or childcare bubble, or with one person from another household. Social distancing and other safe behaviours should be followed.
STEP 2: At least 5 weeks after Step 1, and no earlier than 12th April.
• Social contact rules in England will not change further at this point. Outdoor gatherings must still be limited to 6 people or 2 households as in Step 1, and no indoor mixing will be allowed unless otherwise exempt.
• Overnight stays away from home in this country will be permitted and self-contained accommodation – those that do not require shared use of bathing, entry/exit, catering or sleeping facilities – can also reopen, though must only be used by members of the same household.
STEP 3: At least 5 weeks after Step 2, and no earlier than 17th May.
• In Step 3, all but the most high-risk sectors will be able to reopen. In all sectors, COVID-Secure guidance will remain in place and premises must not cater for groups larger than the legal limits.
• This means that most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors will be lifted – although gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal.
• Indoors, the Rule of 6 or 2 households will apply – we will keep under review whether it is safe to increase this.
• As soon as possible and by no later than Step 3, we will also update the advice on social distancing between friends and family, including hugging. But until this point, people should continue to keep their distance from anyone not in their household or support bubble.
STEP 4: At least 5 weeks after Step 3, and no earlier than 21st June.
• With appropriate mitigations in place, by Step 4, the Government aims to remove all legal limits on social contact, publishing accompanying guidance on how best to reduce the risk of transmission and protect ourselves and loved ones.