This is when Butlin's says it will re-open all its resorts after lockdown ends

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Holiday giant Butlin’s has announced it will finally re-open its resorts later this year following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The firm – which has camps at Skegness, Bognor Regis and Minehead – has been shut since last year because of the Covid-19 shutdown.

But its holiday resorts will re-open to the public in May, Butlin’s has announced.

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A spokesman said: “Following the government announcement on the roadmap out of lockdown, we’re excited to announce we plan to reopen our resorts on May 17.

Butlin's is set to re-open in May.Butlin's is set to re-open in May.
Butlin's is set to re-open in May.

“We have a lot of guests to talk to who are booked between 15 March and 16 May and to do this in the fairest way, we will do this in date order over three phases.

“If you’re booked between the 15 March and 28 March, you will receive an email from us with a list of your options. We ask you to please wait for this email to arrive, please do not call or email us at this time.

“If your break falls from the 29 March to 16 May, please do bear with us. We’ll be in touch as soon as we’ve worked through the previous phase of cancellations. Again, we ask you do not contact us at this time as our team work through guests in date order.

“The stage is set and we’re ready to welcome you all soon!”

In the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions, from May 17, the rule of six for meeting outdoors will be dropped and hotels, cinemas and soft play areas will be allowed to re-open.