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Looks like we will be able to plan a road trip sooner rather than later....Government have announced we will be able to holiday in our camper vans from next month providing we stay in our 'bubble' !!!!!
 
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Looks like we will be able to plan a road trip sooner rather than later....Government have announced we will be able to holiday in our camper vans from next month providing we stay in our 'bubble' !!!!!

Which announcement?

They announced a couple of weeks ago that self-contained holiday accommodation may re-open in England no earlier than 12th April - this includes campsites for self-contained units, ie no toilets/showers open - other parts of the UK will re-open on their own timescale.
 
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This was first published in late March 2020 when the plan was to “squash the sombrero “ 😷😷
 
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We can wait to get away! No restaurants, no bars, no socialising, stay in your own bubble, pay 20 to 40 quid a night to do exactly what you've been doing at home for months, what is the point. We have been 'vanning' now 44 years and would normally be looking at doing 100+ nights away as we have done the last 25 years since we retired. Last year was the first year we didn't use the van in 44 years, (because of covid and other health reasons, mainly weekly hospital treatments) but shan't be using it again this year again unless we can get our 'freedom' back again! That means 'the freedom that is caravanning?'
 
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Crikey Gab-that's not how we caravan-we don't really go out and certainly hardly ever eat out anyway-we walk the walks look at the scenery and enjoy a new area-if that means we can have alook at a Castle or Stately home or try some of the local brews so beit but it won't be the same as being at home doing the same walks-glorious 12th-here we come-we're away!
 
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Crikey Gab-that's not how we caravan-we don't really go out and certainly hardly ever eat out anyway-we walk the walks look at the scenery and enjoy a new area-if that means we can have alook at a Castle or Stately home or try some of the local brews so beit but it won't be the same as being at home doing the same walks-glorious 12th-here we come-we're away!
I’m with you, whilst a drink and meal out are enjoyable the real pleasure is just being able to visit somewhere new, or revisit a previous area. It’s just nice to be away and doing something different. We both really enjoyed our four trips out last July-October despite the relatively small inconvenience of any restriction.
 
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We can wait to get away! No restaurants, no bars, no socialising, stay in your own bubble, pay 20 to 40 quid a night to do exactly what you've been doing at home for months, what is the point. We have been 'vanning' now 44 years and would normally be looking at doing 100+ nights away as we have done the last 25 years since we retired. Last year was the first year we didn't use the van in 44 years, (because of covid and other health reasons, mainly weekly hospital treatments) but shan't be using it again this year again unless we can get our 'freedom' back again! That means 'the freedom that is caravanning?'
I am with you on this one, I want to get out in the van but not until the pubs and places to eat out are open.
 
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We were I Benidorm 6 weeks last summer, wasn't as busy and you have to wear masks everywhere but glad we went, bonus is the pool wasn't as busy and more choice of pitch. We'll be going again this year if allowed (I'm sure it will)
You may possibly allowed to go, but will you be allowed back without having to be quarantined in a UK hotel at your expense?

Whilst having had the vaccine does seem to afford protection against the worst effects of the virus present in the UK , it does not necessarily provide protection from catching the virus and becoming ill with it abroad. The are mixed opinions about whether the vaccine helps to prevent a person from becoming infected, or whether a person might be a asymptomatic carrier of the virus. With such uncertainty it seem wise to assume and act as if a person can carry the virus asymptomatically and infect others without becoming ill themselves.

The other danger of going abroad is due to the fact that the virus does mutate and these changes can be quite local, we have already heard of several mutations which seem to have slightly different characteristics which makes them even more transmissible that those presently in the UK. You only have to look at the way the Kent strain spread across the UK in a matter of days just before Christmas 2020 to see why importing new strains needs to be avoided at all costs.

The UK is presently considerably ahead of the rest of Europe when it comes to vaccination and the protection it can give, but several parts of Europe and other parts of the world still have very high infection rates. This week Italy and Germany have figure which suggest a third wave is imminent.
 

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For some, a change of scenery provides a refreshing break from the restrictions that many of us have been forced to endure for months.
I enjoy a pint or a restaurant meal as much as anyone, but I could easily do that here at home among friends and family.
A different view from the window, some good fresh air and hopefully some sunshine is more than enough for us.
There's more than enough booze aboard the caravan when we're away, and both of us are good cooks so meals are never a problem.
Much as I like my back garden, I've been looking at it now since last September.
A pleasant sea view and well maintained surroundings where somebody else cuts the grass will be just what the doctor ordered when we go to Cornwall in early May.
 
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Beachball-you need to add fish n chips to that one-can't go to Whitby and not have fish n chips! Trenchers my fave!
Hi JezzerB l am pleased there another fish n chips in Whitby i always heard about this one called Magpie fish n chips but there is one thing l cannot go because it got steps up . thanks for the recommendation
 
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For some, a change of scenery provides a refreshing break from the restrictions that many of us have been forced to endure for months.
I enjoy a pint or a restaurant meal as much as anyone, but I could easily do that here at home among friends and family.
A different view from the window, some good fresh air and hopefully some sunshine is more than enough for us.
There's more than enough booze aboard the caravan when we're away, and both of us are good cooks so meals are never a problem.
Much as I like my back garden, I've been looking at it now since last September.
A pleasant sea view and well maintained surroundings where somebody else cuts the grass will be just what the doctor ordered when we go to Cornwall in early May.
Totally agree with the change of scenery which is said to be as good as a rest. Not just the outside but change of the four wall we have been inhabiting, just sitting in the van and seeing the world go by will be much appreciated. We'll be forever saddened for the people who have lost someone to this virus, but also need to see light at the end of the tunnel no matter how small it may be. For those of us who have stuck to the rules just seeing loved ones will be a cherished point in time also, something to look forward to...........
 

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Hoping for Portugal at the end of August. Not holding our breath.
Scotland tour in late May, early June is looking positive. If necessary, we can do without pubs etc. We just want some different scenery.........and weather. Also, I enjoy the journey to our destinations.
 
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Fish & Chips and a scenic view = Barmouth.

Nothing booked yet, just want to make sure that when it starts it's not going to stop again.
 
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We were I Benidorm 6 weeks last summer, wasn't as busy and you have to wear masks everywhere but glad we went, bonus is the pool wasn't as busy and more choice of pitch. We'll be going again this year if allowed (I'm sure it will)
Hi Richard and Ann l hope you get to Benidorm providing it safe and wear your masks a close relative of mine he and wife use to go twice a year they love it . to each its own
 
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Fish & Chips and a scenic view = Barmouth.

Nothing booked yet, just want to make sure that when it starts it's not going to stop again.
We have a few visits to family, when we can, first. We seldom book too far ahead anyway, and as you say, I wonder what will happen next. I think people can write off going to Europe this year looking at the latest news about third spikes happening.
 
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Thank you Beachball hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky we booked last November but couldn't go because of the tiers, then to Easter this year can't go so now August
We should have been away at Whitby for our Anniversary in February and we could not go because of Lockdown that why we book Pickering for 23rd April 2021 so he hoping we get .(y)
 
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Hoping for Portugal at the end of August. Not holding our breath.
Scotland tour in late May, early June is looking positive. If necessary, we can do without pubs etc. We just want some different scenery.........and weather. Also, I enjoy the journey to our destinations.
I hope you get to Portugal last time we were there we was stopping in Vilamoura and the Marina was impressive but enjoy Scotland
 
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