Luke Hall, the Minister of Rough Sleeping and Housing, has issued a letter to all campsite and park home owners in England that they should remain open for key workers and vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter, which was published on the Government website on 27 March asks for support from campsite and park home owners during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

It follows guidelines published on 24 March, on circumstances in which businesses providing holiday accommodation should stay open. 

In the letter the Minister emphasises that sites should remain open to people who would otherwise have nowhere to live, and for key workers or vulnerable groups, such as homeless households, by arrangement with local authorities and other public bodies. He emphasises that they should not remove the vulnerable from their homes but that they should remain closed to those who are not key workers or vulnerable groups. 

The letter also instructs site owners to contact local authorities if vulnerable or self-isolating people need support and to provide accommodation for key workers where needed.