Caravan Park Covid-19 Guidelines – Please read
We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the Alders
Caravan Park and would like to provide you with details of the measures we are taking to ensure the safety of our customers, our staff and the local community. We would like to give you as much
peace of mind as possible when booking your stay with us so that you can relax and get the most out of your break in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
As many of you know, we have an abundance of space at The
Alders giving you the perfect opportunity to unwind from what has been a testing time for us all, yet perfect for social distancing too. However we have had to take a new look at how we operate
here for the safety of all our guests and our staff. In order to open safely, we are required to adhere to the respective Government and Public Health guidance. We have signed up to the ‘We’re
Good to Go’ Industry Standard and supporting Mark confirming we have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and have the required processes in place. Please note the following
- Check-in: This remains available between 2pm and 6pm, but
please advise us of your intended arrival time to help avoid groups waiting to check-in. We will need to stagger arrivals on some days. We aim to check most people in by coming out to your car,
but if there is a need to come in to reception, we will have a ‘one person only’ rule in place so would ask other guests to wait patiently outside until the reception is clear. Inside the reception,
our staff will be observing 2 metre social distancing from our guests and would ask you to respect this too. Your key fob for the security gate will have been disinfected and placed in an envelope
prior to your arrival.
- Reception/shop: You will still be able to purchase items
from the shop and our own farm produce, but could you ensure you only handle items that you intend purchasing. (Please supervise your children in this respect too).
- Tourist Information: We have removed all of the ‘Places to
Visit’ leaflets in the reception but we have a lot of knowledge of the local area and what will be available so you only need ask. The Welcome to Yorkshire website, https://www.yorkshire.com/ is also a very good source of information.
- Shower and Toilet Facilities: Our family bathrooms are
suitable for individual household groups, but please note only one household at a time in the male and female WC rooms in the Dales block. (Signs will be placed on the doors indicating that they are
in use). We have introduced enhanced cleaning of all facilities regularly during the day. For increased ventilation, we will be leaving the entrance doors and windows open to both blocks (Weather
permitting). Please leave open.
- Hygiene: Although we have introduced enhanced cleaning of
the facilities regularly throughout the day, we cannot clean every room every time it has been used. Hand sanitiser dispensers have been installed outside both shower blocks for guests’ use and
it is of course important to remember the guidelines on hand hygiene for the prevention of infection. Signs and posters are displayed at various locations as reminders of good handwashing
technique and hygiene. There will be disinfectant spray bottles and blue paper towel inside both shower blocks to enable guests to wipe common touch points, especially door handles and toilet flush
buttons. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THESE BOTTLES. And of course do feel free to bring your
own products so that everyone can maximise safety and minimise risk. If you do not feel comfortable with the risk of using these
facilities, please consider using your own facilities. Each block will be closed for cleaning on a rota with times displayed outside each block.
- Chemical Waste Disposal Point. A hand sanitiser dispenser
has been installed outside and disinfectant spray will also be available inside for cleaning surfaces. (We ask everyone to be considerate and leave this for the next person’s use.)
- Pot Wash area: Please only one household at the sinks at any
- Camping Pods: Our enhanced cleaning regime clearly
extends to our Pods too, and we will be allowing 24 hours in between each booking to facilitate this. Customers who have booked Pods
or Tent Pitches must be comfortable with the use of our shared shower and toilet facilities before they book. Before departing we would ask that customers
leave the doors and the window to their Pod open for ventilation purposes.
- VISITORS: PLEASE DO NOT INVITE FRIENDS OR FAMILY NOT
STAYING AT THE ALDERS TO VISIT YOU WHILST YOU ARE STAYING WITH US. This increases the risk to everyone staying with us and to the Local Community.
- Social distancing: Please observe the government
guidelines as they stand at the date of your visit, particularly when gathering as a group and also in respect of your children. Please consider the number of people gathering and your social
distance arrangements. Please do not allow your children to roam unsupervised around the park if there is a risk they may inadvertently break the 2m rule. (2m remains the preferred
- NHS Test and Trace: We are required to assist this service
by keeping a temporary record of all customers and visitors and comply with requests for this data if needed.
- And finally, we will ask you to confirm on your arrival that
no member of your group is displaying any Coronavirus symptoms, however mild and again prior to your departure. If you or any member of your group has displayed Coronavirus symptoms at home, you must
not visit our Park until free from symptoms for at least 7 days from when symptoms first started, or 14 days if you live with someone who has symptoms.
We apologise about the length of this list. We are determined
to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible , but take the health and safety measures required to enable us to open and stay open, very seriously.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to
seeing you very soon.
Rachel, John and The Alders Team.
These guidelines are subject to change at any time and at
short notice in accordance with Government updates. You can keep up to date @ https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus