Flintshire County Council’s Community and Business Protection Services are urging hotels, holiday parks, camping sites and all other holiday accommodation providers to act responsibly and help play their part to protect our communities and local NHS services at this time.
The Regulations are clear that all holiday accommodation, including campsites and caravan parks should have been closed since 24 March. They must remain closed until further notice, unless specifically exempt or requested and approved by the Welsh Government or local council.
Any accommodation provider in Flintshire wanting to offer accommodation to key workers must seek authorisation from the Council by completing and submitting a Key Worker Accommodation Request form. Any business already providing accommodation to key workers should notify the Council as soon as possible, using the same form.
Under no circumstances should any holiday accommodation be provided for visitors during the current emergency period. Any person or business found not to be complying will be committing an offence and may be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice, Prohibition Notice or prosecution, for which the fine is unlimited.
Businesses can however advertise for future holiday accommodation bookings that can be taken up once current restrictions have been eased, but must remain closed until advised by the Government that they can re-open.
Anyone with concerns about how holiday accommodation is currently being used can contact the Council using: email@example.com.