Welsh caravan parks and camp sites to close to deal with coronavirus outbreak

Clwyd West AM Darren Millar has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement by the First Minister that all caravan parks and camp sites in Wales are to be forced to close amid the coronavirus outbreak.   

Darren has been calling for such measures following an influx of tourists into Wales last week which gave rise to concerns from residents and health professionals about the additional pressures caused by visitors on local NHS services and food supplies.

At the weekend he issued a joint statement with Aberconwy AM Janet Finch-Saunders and Leader of Conwy County Borough Council, Cllr Sam Rowlands, urging tourists to stay at home.

Welcoming today’s action by the Welsh Government he said:

“This is fantastic news for North Wales, where in recent days we have seen tourists flocking to our holiday parks.

“Our health services are already under immense pressure and I know locals were extremely concerned about their ability to cope with an increased population during this time of national crisis.

“Ordinarily, we love tourists here in North Wales and we look forward to welcoming them back once we are through this, but this is the appropriate action needed at this time”.