Butlin's reopens its camps with safety measures in place

Friday, 24th July 2020, 1:32 pm
Updated Friday, 24th July 2020, 1:32 pm

Morning campers! Butlin’s is back in business, including its entertainment programme.

The holiday company has sites at Bognor Regis in West Sussex, Minehead at Somerset and Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast.

“Now the Government have given us the go-ahead to put on outdoor performances this summer, we’re pulling out all the stops with shows from big star names on new grand outdoor stages, indoor venues for exclusive cinema-style screenings, our pools are open and we’ve got an entertainment schedule full to the brim,” said a spokesman

“There’ll be no missing out with so many of our shows and activities still running, there’ll be no forgotten treats with ice cream parlours and bars and cafés aplenty, and definitely no worrying with new measures in place to keep everyone safe and happy,” he said.

New Covid-secure measures have been taken across the board from accommodation to outdoor events.

These include guests receiving an email 24 hours before arrival telling you the village you’re staying in and your room or apartment number.

You can also find this information on the app or in My Account.

Key cards will be sealed in your welcome pack along with any activity passes you have pre-booked. You’ll collect these via your designated drive-through check in.

The following measures have been put in place at the buffet restaurants ...Self-serve will not be available, food will be plated or boxed by the teamScreens will be in place to keep the food fresh and safeAll tables and chairs will be cleaned to the highest standard between sittingsSignage and floor markers will be in place to help you navigate around the buffets, queue and avoid congestion

Some restaurants will be open, with social distanced seating, and opening times may vary ...

The Beachcomber Inn at all resortsSoho Coffee Coat all resortsScoop ice cream at all resortsTakeaways will be available from ...Fish and chips at all resortsLudo’s Italian at Minehead and SkegnessBurger King at all resortsPapa John’s at Bognor Regis

Cooking stations will still be in place, the grill will be available as usual, and visitors can go to bars, where contactless payment is preferred and paper vouchers can be used.There is also likely to be an app which will allow you to order your drinks at your table and have them served to you.

The pools will also be open.To ensure everyone is kept safe in and around the water, Butlin’s has implemented a number of new measures, including ...Bookable sessions to include time to get changed so recommended families arrive ready to swimOne-way system in, out and around the poolRestricted numbers on the rides and flumesLimited numbers in changing rooms

Entertainment will take place inside and outdoors. Headlines acts include outside and people will be able to see our headline acts Diversity, Rak-Su, Paul Zerdin and in-house acts like Tellytubbies, Paddington Bear and Skylight Gang.

Chris Baron, the resort director at Skegness said: “Because of the nature of what is happening we are having to be more structured. Hopefully, we have kept the essence of what a Butlin’s holiday is about.”