COVID-19 Coronavirus Information Updates
UPDATED: 25th February 2022
Please take the time to read and familiarise yourself with the following COVID-19 camping guidance (listed below for your reference)
This guidance is intended to provide an overview with regards to what to expect onsite and to assist you with your planning and preparation in order to safeguard yourself and your family whilst camping at Fox Wood this Summer during these challenging times.
Fox Wood Campsite will continue to take the safety our campers seriously even though the restrictions have been lifted regarding the protection measures relating to the spread of COVID.
We have always had a high standard of cleaning and this will continue to be maintained always.
There is lots of space within the woodland here and therefore people will be able to effectively socially distance from other visitors whilst out in the forest at their respective camps without the need of wearing face coverings (unless of course you prefer to wear a face mask for personal, health or safety reasons OR current government regulations have changed since this guidance was posted).
If you are bringing your own camp toilet, we have a dedicated camp toilet emptying room (strictly no chemicals allowed as our facility is 100% organic).
Remember to properly wash your hands with the anti-bac soaps provided upon entering the toilets and dish washing areas.
Be considerate to others – if you or any of your family group are showing signs or symptoms of COVID or any other contagious illness we still recommend that you do not visit the camp site. We are still in sensitive times and caring for others is still very important.
What to expect with general campsite activities
Check In procedure:
We will still continue to sign in/register on arrival without physical contact
If the staff are checking in another visitors and the check-in area seems too busy to remain socially distanced, then please continue to respect other people's personal space. Regular visitors will be aware that our reception is an open plan outdoor seating area under a gazebo, so super easy to maintain good distances with people who are not comfortable still with strangers in their personal space.
Once you have "Checked-in" you can drive down and park your vehicle along the central parking track which bisects the woodland. Cars must be parked in close proximity to the neighbouring car (failure to do so will result in the site running out of parking spaces as we not have enough capacity for visitors to socially distance your cars.
Once parked please be patient and if needs be remain seated within your vehicle until human activity around your neighbouring car has ceased - only exit when it is safe to do so - this will allow for effective social distancing and keep everyone happy :-).
Transporting your Camping equipment to your pitch
We have two wheelbarrow stores/bays from which you can obtain a wheelbarrow to help you move your camping equipment from your car to your pitch, one of the wheelbarrow bays is located beside reception and the other is located at the end of the central parking track.
It is imperative that you return your wheelbarrow as soon as you have transported your equipment to one of the two designated wheelbarrow storage areas as other visitors will rely on their usage as well.
Please be considerate during these times as there are not enough barrows for everyone to keep one for the duration of their stay and the barrows are used throughout peoples stay not only to transport camping kit but also to ferry firewood from the log store located beside reception back to their camping sites.
Pitching your tent
Each family is allocated a 4x6m space and your tent including guy lines must fit within this space..
A toilet tent is also permitted this year if it fits within your 4x6m space (no fee applies – free of charge).
A Gazebo is allowed if it fits in your 4x6m space (fee applies).
Larger tents may require a double area space allocation, but if in doubt please ask!
All tents must be pitched at least 4 meters from any fire pit for your own and others safety (polite notice - group tents only require a 2 metre space between respective tents - please do not sprawl out into the neighbouring pitch)
Respect social distancing - Please pitch 6 meters away from neighbouring tents which are not part of your group.
Visiting the Log Store to purchase Logs, Kindling or Charcoal
The log store will only be open at key times throughout each day.
Signage will clearly list the opening times at the entrance to the Log store.
Please discuss your purchasing requirements with the campsite staff and they will retrieve your order from within the Log Store. Payment can either be made through means of contactless card payment or by cash.
A Hand sanitizing station will be available at this location.
Visiting the Onsite facilities (toilets, dish washing and showers)
As previously discussed, please keep your visits to the facilities to a minimum whenever possible through planning to bring your own private toilet tent facilities and by washing up and cleaning your teeth back at camp.
Remember upon entering the services and before leaving the services you should thoroughly wash your hands with the anti-bacterial soap provided for the consideration and safety of their fellow campers.
Children and the Outdoor Play Equipment (Swing and slide)
Parents are responsible for supervising their children within the grounds of the campsite at all times (including the area containing the outdoor play equipment.
Clear signage will explain that:
Parents are responsible for supervising their children and they must ensure the children observe social distance
Parents should not permit children to enter the play area unaccompanied.
Parents should report any safety concerns to the staff located at reception or leave an text message on the Fox Wood mobile number: tel 07983 151 780
Hand Sanitizers and Anti-Bacterial soaps
Hand sanitizing station at reception will be regularly checked and topped up – if however, you find it is running low please let the staff know.
Under the circumstance brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, we (the Fox Wood Team) have gone to considerable measures to protect the staff, our visitors and the local community and will continue to do so.
Local relationships are important to us all and some are understandably apprehensive about the potential impacts of returning visitors, they need reassurance demonstrated by all of our thoughtfulness.
We would ask you to show the same spirit and please show consideration for our staff, other visitors, and our local community. We would urge everyone to continue to respect social distance and hygiene protocols in all contacts both inside and outside of the campsite.
In these difficult times we are hopeful that our camping visitors will be resourceful, understanding and patient with the circumstance that we find ourselves having to deal with and we look forward to welcoming you all to Fox Wood again this summer.
Finally: If the government at any time reinstate travel restrictions for overnight stays (or national lock down), all full paid pitch fees will be offered a holiday date transfer (all transfer dates must be within the same calendar year of the cancellation date) or the option to receive 85% of fees refunded (15% withheld to cover admin and fees). Any pitch fees paid less than 15% will not receive a refund.
If they decide to reinstate isolation conditions and if you or a member of your group need to ‘self isolate’ and for safety reasons you wish to cancel your booking, our standard cancellation policy applies. We would therefore advise that you have travel insurance in place to safeguard your holiday costs.
The Fox Wood Team
07983 151 780
Fox Wood Wild & Camping
Fox Wood Campsite - Opening Weekend for 2022 commences on Friday 29th April
Further guidance - You can certainly camp around a shared campfire with friends, but please continue to maintain the separation with people not within your family group.
Continue to observe safe practices.
Check our T&C's page for info regarding refunds and other site terms and conditions.