CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE - 5:45pm, 23/03/20 

The health and wellbeing of our caravan park guests is of the utmost importance to us, and as such we are taking the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very seriously.

We are members of the Victorian Caravan Parks Association, who are monitoring the situation closely and following the advice of the Australian Government and the Department of Health and Human Services. We will continue to act according to Vic Parks advice, and the following is the most current update that we have received as at 5:45pm, 23/03/20:

  1. Caravan parks have not been directed to shut down.  Similarly, the directive that hotels close specifically excludes from the directive, the accommodation areas of hotels.

  2. It is a decision for each caravan park operator as to whether or not they continue to trade.

  3. There is no directive to a caravan park owner to refuse any person seeking to book into the park.

  4. While the government has recommended that people not engage in “non-essential travel”, it has not defined this term, leaving it up to people to exercise common sense in determining what is, or is not, essential travel. The Prime Minister has said that as a guide “…Australians should scrap travel that is not part of their daily routine.”

  5. The onus not to engage in “non-essential travel” rests with the traveller.

This supplements the advice provided to us on Friday 20/03/20 in relation to the mass gathering rules recently imposed by the Australian Government:

 

"VicParks advises that its current legal advice is that the presence of more than 500 people in a caravan park for the normal operation of accommodation services will not be a "mass gathering" within the meaning of the Direction published by the Victorian Chief Health Officer yesterday under section 200 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. This applies regardless of whether the park is occupied by residents, site tenants, annuals or tourists or a combination of them.
A "mass gathering" within the meaning of the Direction must be held in a single undivided space with 500 plus people being in it at the one time. In a caravan park, the occupants are housed in cabins, caravans and/or tents and are not usually all in the one undivided space at the one time."

Therefore, and based on current government advice, our caravan park will continue operation, having implemented an increased cleaning and sanitising protocol, as well as closing our café for all meals except take away.

At this stage our amenity blocks and camp kitchen will remain fully operational, with the addition of increased cleaning protocols.

We understand that some of our guests will need to cancel upcoming bookings and they can do this up until 24 hours prior to arrival and receive a credit valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation.

How you can help stop the spread of infection:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or a hand dryer.

  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.

  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 meters where possible.

  • If you are in any of the risk categories and begin to feel unwell and develop a fever or shortness of breath, a cough or respiratory illness, you should seek immediate medical attention.

  • If you have travelled overseas or have had contact with somebody with coronavirus in the last 14 days, or have any coronavirus symptoms, please contact us and we will arrange cancellation of your booking. 


For further information regarding coronavirus and/or government advice please visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.