Caravanners still optimistic about holidaying this season
More than seven in 10 caravanners remain hopeful that they'll still be able to have a trip away in their caravan this season.
According to a survey undertaken by caravan insurance provider, Ripe Insurance, 72% of caravanners remain optimistic about holidaying in their caravan this season. However, the survey, which questioned 257 caravan owners about the effects of coronavirus, also revealed that 62% are worried about the impact the virus will have on the wider industry.
Since the beginning of lockdown, 35% of those questioned have said they've already lost contact or had fewer interactions with friends and family due to travel restrictions, and 37% are worried that they'll lose contact in the future. This is particularly concerning and could have wide mental health implications, as 57% of those surveyed state that taking a break in their caravan is important for their general mental health.
John Woosey, Managing Director of Ripe Insurance, commented: “The optimism shown by caravan owners in these figures is truly admirable, however, it seems unlikely that UK lockdown and travel restrictions will be lifted anytime soon. What’s important, therefore, is that the community rallies around during these strange and difficult times.
“Supporting site owners where you can, ensuring regular digital contact with family and friends and even arranging “trips” to your caravan at the end of the garden where possible can help to boost morale and raise the spirits. We’ll get through this period – and we’re hopeful that the caravan industry will be able to thrive again when we do.”