Gearing up for the road-trip season, Scottish car leasing comparison site, LeaseFetcher, have published a list of the top 10 ‘safest’ locations in England and their best-rated campsites and campervan parks.
With data from the UK Government (COVID-19 infections), the ONS (population data) and Google Locations (Campgrounds), LeaseFetcher has built a nifty table where keen road trippers can sort destinations and campgrounds by things such as opening date; Google rating; COVID-19 infection rates; if toilet facilities are open, and distance to nearest shop or petrol station.
The table can be found on the LeaseFetcher website here.
Top 10 ‘safest’ English destinations are as follows:
5. North East Lincolnshire
7. Bath & North Somerset
9. East Sussex
Will Craig, Founder of LeaseFetcher, said: “Nothing beats a good road trip, and especially not now when we’re trying to slowly phase back normal life whilst trying to keep Coronavirus at bay. When you travel in your own vehicle, adhere to regional guidelines and sleep under the stars you’re about as safe as if you were to stay on your couch at home”.
“There are only so many home improvements one can do and only so many loaves of banana bread one can bake, so it’s great news that the country is once again opening up for tourism!”
At a time when the tourism industry is just beginning to open up again, and with the strict health and safety guidelines, drivers should expect this year’s road trip to be a little different. Pitches will need to be booked in advance and campgrounds will likely have rules and regulations on how many campers can use facilities, check-in at once and whether you’re allowed to stay as a group of friends or only with your household.
The "safe" locations on the list are deemed so since they have a low number of cases - and they certainly want to keep it that way! Opening up the tourism industry again comes with risks, so it’s important that all holidaymakers
take measures to keep themselves and others safe.