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Center Parcs will close all sites across the UK due to the growing coronavirus outbreak, it was announced today.
The villages will be closed from Friday 20th March to Thursday 16th April. Guests affected will be able to rebook or receive a full refund.
In a statement, Center Parcs said: "In light of the latest government announcement regarding coronavirus, the decision has been taken to close all of our UK villages from 20th March to 16th April 2020.
"The safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff is our absolute priority and we feel that this decision supports government recommendations.
"If you are due to visit during the above closure period we unfortunately have no option but to cancel your break. We are in the process of sending all guests impacted by this situation an email and text message."
Center Parcs will be contacting guests in date order, meaning those due to arrive on 20th March will be contacted first.
Guests will be able to either choose a new date in the future - for arrivals up to December 2021 - or opt for a full refund.
Visitors who decide to rebook will also receive a £100 discount.
"Please note that if you select a lower priced break we will still offer you the £100 discount and refund the difference," they said.
"If the break you select is higher priced we will again apply the £100 discount but you would need to pay any outstanding difference.
"We hope you'll rearrange your break but we understand that this won't be possible for everyone. If you prefer a refund you may of course take this option."
In light of the latest government advice regarding coronavirus, the decision has been taken to close all of our UK villages from 20 Mar - 16 April 2020. 1/4
- Center Parcs UK (@CenterParcsUK) March 17, 2020
There are five Center Parcs locations across the UK - Whinfell Forest in Cumbria, Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire and Longleat Forest in Wiltshire.
The announcement comes after the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advised against all non-essential travel this afternoon.
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