Last week, following the re-opening of non-essential retail, the Prime Minister announced that pubs, restaurants and salons would also re-open in a bid to get the economy moving again. This announcement also will allow residents to stay overnight in top tourist destinations, a long-awaited announcement for caravan park and holiday destinations here in the North East.
Dehenna Davison, MP for Bishop Auckland, was out this weekend supporting and chatting to local businesses across the constituency and made a visit to see Alison & Stephen from Doe Park Caravan Park. Dehenna visited the site ahead of their scheduled re-opening on the 4th July, receiving a socially distanced tour of their site to see the new measures brought in to protect customers and discussing what she can do to help support tourism in the area.
Following her visit to the site, Dehenna said:
“Thank you to Alison and Stephen for letting me pop by and discuss with them their plans to re-open next week. They kindly discussed their plans to introduce social distancing measures, as well as giving me a tour of the site to see how they plan to keep people safe as they begin to welcome back customers.
“We discussed the Government grants that have been put in place to support the tourism industries as well as the industry as a whole. It was great to hear their insights about what has worked well and what I can do for them as we move through the final stages of the Coronavirus crisis.”
Doe Park are set to welcome back campers on the 4th of July.