From June 1, Victorian holidaymakers *will* be able to enjoy shared amenities like playgrounds, toilets and swimming pools at caravan parks once camping resumes.
According to the changes, up to 20 travellers can share a communal facility (space restrictions apply), so long as they remain 1.5 metres apart. Unique social distancing laws for swimmers will also apply.
More facilities will be available to Victorian travellers than expected, when camping resumes June 1.
VICPARKS SUPPORTING TRAVELLERS AND MEMBERS
Victorian Caravan Parks Association (VicParks) CEO Scott Parker says he lobbied hard to get caravan parks re-opened on Monday.
“VicParks lobbied hard for a re-opening of caravan park self-contained accommodation from 1 June and we know how pleased most of our member parks are that that they can now welcome tourists and many of their Annuals.
“We were also very happy to hear that the government had allowed parks to open their communal toilet facilities which means even more Annuals are likely to take advantage of the re-opening of their park.”
CAMP KITCHENS NOT INCLUDED
Although limited seating will be available to Victorian travellers, camp kitchens, laundries and showers will remain closed.
What’s more, to grant access to shared facilities, participating caravan parks must adhere to stringent health guidelines.
So, to ensure the facilities you expect or require are open, contact your local caravan park direct.