Coronavirus Update - September: Local Lockdowns and Restaurant Guidelines

Local Lockdowns and Restrictions 

Individual regions are increasingly going into local lockdowns/restrictions and it is our duty to follow these laws. 

We understand many of you have individual circumstances and you are always welcome to contact us with any questions. However, currently, if you are living in an area under local lockdown/restrictions, you need to follow the rules for your region.


Local lockdowns in Wales require people not to leave their local region. Meaning that we won’t be able to accept you at our Clarach if you are in one of the following areas:

Merthyr Tydfil County, Torfaen County, Newport, Bridgend, Cardiff, Swansea, Caerphilly County, Llanelli, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan, Blaenau Gwent County, Neath Port Talbot County 

We are following the Welsh government guidance found HERE


Local restrictions in England do not appear to limit whether you can leave your local region. Therefore, we are currently interpreting the rules to say that even if you are in a local restriction region, you will be able to visit Clarach Bay.

We are following the English government guidance found HERE

Updated Restaurant/Bar Rules

Please note that we have introduced these new rules to fit in with government regulations. We apologise if they impact you negatively, but we are just trying our hardest to keep all our guests, owners and staff safe.

Bar/Restaurant opening times at Clarach

✅ We have new rules which will apply to every night of the week:

  • 9:30pm: Last orders
  • 10:00pm: We will not serve alcohol after 10pm
  • 10:20pm: Bars close, everyone must leave. If you’ve not finished your drink at this time, you can either leave it behind or we will provide plastic containers to take it back to your caravan.

We ask all guests and owners to please help us in following these rules so we can remain compliant with the law. We retain the right to not accept excessive or silly last orders. Please work with us to stay within the law.

Ordering food/drink

When ordering food or drink at any of our establishments, please note:
❌ Don’t go to the bar to order
✅ We are operating a table service only
✅ Use our app to order food. Simply scan the QR codes around the restaurants to order and pay for your food.

Supervising children

If you chose to bring your kids to our bars/restaurants, make sure that they are kept an eye on at all times. That includes being accompanied when going to the loo.

We understand how much energy and excitement kids have (especially on holiday!) but at this point in time, it is just not fair to let them run off when indoors.

If you don't keep an eye on them, they can easily get too close to other guests and staff, and make other households feel very uncomfortable. Something no one wants on their holidays.

The vast majority of parents and carers take excellent care of their children when on our park, but we just wanted to reiterate the importance of constant supervision when inside all indoor facilities. Thank you!

Wearing a mask

✅ Please wear a mask at all times when indoors EXCEPT when you’re sat at your table. That includes:

  • When first entering the establishment, before you’ve sat down
  • If you need to leave your seat to go to the toilet
  • If you are playing pool or darts

✅ Though children under 11 aren’t required by law to wear masks, we would greatly appreciate if children of all ages could wear masks

Exceptions to mask wearing

Of course, some people have very fair reasons to not wear a mask, and they are allowed to enter our facilities as long as they have their proof of exemption.

Please remember that we are just trying to keep our guests as safe as possible. We want to give everyone as pleasant an eating or drinking experience, but we must stick to the government guidelines.

✅ If you are someone who doesn’t have to wear a mask, we would appreciate it if you could let our staff know when you first enter our establishments, to save any awkward encounters. If you are able to wear protection such as a visor, that would be greatly appreciated!

❌ If you refuse to wear a mask and don’t have proof of exemption, we retain the right to not accept you into our facilities.

✅ If you’re at a venue and see someone without a mask, please don’t make them feel uncomfortable. Many people have invisible illnesses or reasons they can’t wear a mask. We will be addressing people without masks ourselves, so even if you see someone without one, we probably have already had a discussion with them.

Table size

To maintain social distancing, we have set up all our restaurants and pubs with tables for no more than 6 people, spaced 2 metres apart.

✅ Please, do not bring more chairs to any tables. Tables are for 6 people only.

Even in parties of guests where there are more than 6 people, we ask that you request 2 tables next to each other rather than trying to fit round one table. 

Note: that if there are children within your party, they can’t be left unsupervised on their own table. There must always be an adult supervising children.

To explain why we are enforcing this - it’s because once there are more than six people around the table, it is incredibly difficult for us to tell whether it’s 1 household or many households congregating. Obviously, the latter is against social distancing guidelines and therefore not something we would tolerate.

Updated rules and guidance

Thank you for reading these updated rules and regulations. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Again, please bear with us during these difficult times, we are trying our hardest to create safe holidays, which stick to government regulations, that everyone can enjoy!

Recent articles

  • Firebreak lockdown

    Clarach Bay - Response to Firebreak Lockdown


    Dear Clarach Owners, Holidaymakers and Friends,

    Read this
  • Important Information for owners

    Owners Information: Preparing your Caravan for Winter

    Locking Up Your Caravan

    The latest advice from the Welsh Government states that owners of static caravans from a locked-down area of Wales can visit their caravan to secure and prepare it

    Read this
  • Important information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Coronavirus Update - September: Local Lockdowns and Restaurant Guidelines

    Local Lockdowns and Restrictions 

    Individual regions are increasingly going into local lockdowns/restrictions and it is our duty to follow these laws. 

    Read this