The owner of two holiday parks on the Lizard Peninsula has explained what it will be doing to keep visitors safe when they return this Monday.

Lizard Point (formerly Mullion Holiday Park) and Sea Acres holiday parks are just two of the eight sites in Cornwall run by Parkdean Resorts.

With up to 80,000 visitors expected to arrive in the county this weekend and that figure expected to rise further in the coming weeks, Parkdean has introduced a number of health and safety measures ahead of its parks reopening on July 6.

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The company said: "The reopening of holiday parks will be a major boost for the local economy, which relies heavily on tourism, with more than 550 jobs at Parkdean’s parks in the region now secured, and additional new roles created around the country.

"In preparation for what the group anticipates will be one of its busiest summers ever, Parkdean Resorts has recruited an additional 1,500 team members spread across the careers’ spectrum, including accommodation, food and beverage, and security.

"The new recruits take the group’s total number of employees across the UK to just under 8,000 – a record for the company.

"In addition, the returning holiday trade will provide much-needed income for local suppliers, shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and visitor attractions, which had all been forced to close during the lockdown.

"To ensure a safe reopening, all holiday parks have introduced a number of stringent safety and hygiene processes and procedures, in adherence with the latest Government guidelines and instructions."

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These include:

• Implementing and enforcing a social distance policy - drive-thru check-ins, one-way systems and clear social distancing markers.

• Ensuring in-depth cleaning procedures - deep cleaning each caravan between every new customer visit, and making hand sanitiser available throughout the park.

• Restricting access to communal facilities - limiting capacity at facilities in order to meet the Government’s ‘one metre plus’ social distance requirements.

• Operating self-sufficient facilities - opening facilities such as convenience shops, allowing people to stay on park without accessing local shops.

Steve Richards, chief executive of Parkdean Resorts, said: “Our team has worked hard to ensure that whilst social distancing and health and safety measures are adhered to, our holidaymakers’ experience will be the best yet.”