Join Date: Oct 2007
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
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Keeping them open encouraged the idea that for some people it was OK to holiday - which is the perception of caravans and motorhome.
Such activities should NOT be condoned or encouraged, people should not be going to their second homes because they believe them to be more isolated - that isolation means that support services such as the NHS are also more isolated and perhaps less well equipped for increased numbers.
Sadly, some people may well be full timing and have had the space literally pulled from under their feet. That could well cause them major problems as it could never have been foreseen when they decided to go fulltiming, perhaps with no home base any longer to return to (which must be one of the key factors in full timing in order to reduce the expense of a house that is rarely used).
Not an easy position to be in but IMO, the various Clubs have done the right thing.
Like everyone, I hope that things will be able to return to normal, but I suspect it will be many months before that can happen. By that time, the population could well have changed its structure with far fewer people of retirement age able to undertake fulltiming.
Thinking of ALL the front line staff working to try to help others;Doctors, nurses, paramedics, cleaners, NA's, catering staff, support services and all others. Their work is appreciated more than you can ever realise-keep strong and safe.
Remember Jo Cox and what she stood for.
Any comments above are only MY OPINION
and should be read as that.