Cumbria caravan park launches video to highlight Covid safety measures

Henry Wild presenting the video

A caravan park in Cumbria has released a video showing the safety features it has put in place ahead of welcoming guests back to its pitches.

Skelwith Fold used English Tourism Week, which traditionally marks the beginning of its season, as an opportunity to reassure visitors that every precaution has been taken to keep them safe from coronavirus on site.

There’s sanitation stations throughout the park and close to attractions such as the children’s play area, as well as social distancing notices to remind everyone of the rules.

Toilet blocks have only just been allowed to reopen as restrictions on shared facilities have been relaxed and Skelwith Fold is fogging them with disinfectant twice a day.

Henry Wild, director of Skelwith Fold, said: “Contactless check-ins have been given a big thumbs-up from guests, and by operating the park at only three-quarters capacity there is more space for everyone.

“The lockdowns have also given us a new impetus to help people reconnect with nature – and we’re encouraging that with features such as forest trails and wildlife events.”

One of the ways that the caravan park has been interacting with nature is to establish which native species live in its vicinity.

By setting up a hidden camera, it discovered a host of birds, squirrels and deer coming and going in the idyllic Lake District surroundings.

Skelwith Fold is set within 130 acres of natural landscape not far from Ambleside and offers a selection of accommodation types including touring pitches.

Visitors benefit from a wide range of facilities, including shower blocks with underfloor heating, a library and a well-stocked shop for all the essentials.