Provincial campgrounds will reopen for day use on June 12, the government confirmed Thursday. Overnight camping in self-contained units such as trailers and RVs will be allowed a week later.
Seven other day-use parks will also be open on the 12th.
Tenting will not be permitted.
However, the Department of Tourism says full camping will be permitted at Alert Level 2. No firm date has been set for that transition.
The department said its Number 1 priority during the reopening process will be the safety of all visitors and staff. As a result, cleaning schedules will be enhanced, and services such as playgrounds, showers, recycling services and laundry facilities will be closed or unavailable. The only accepted form of payment will be debit or credit card.
Campsites can be booked through the reservation service starting June 11 at 1:30 p.m.
Campfires are permitted in designated pits, according to fire warnings, but wood must be brought in as there will be none available for purchase.
Meanwhile, the province had no new cases of COVID-19 to report Thursday. There’s only been one new case in over a month.
Two cases are still active. One person is in hospital and one is at home.
More information is available online at gov.nl.ca/covid-19.