Bailey vows to continue manufacturing during second UK coronavirus lockdown

Leading British caravan and motorhome manufacturer Bailey of Bristol has vowed to continue working during the second UK coronavirus lockdown in order to meet the surge in demand for leisure vehicles.

In a statement to its customers and partners, the company said that it was “fully supportive” of the UK Government’s decision to take the measures required to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the country. It also stated that increasing consumer demand for leisure vehicles has lead to retailer network stocks being at their lowest levels for a decade – a problem it hopes to solve by continuing its manufacturing during this second UK lockdown, which is scheduled to go until 2 December.

The statement continued: “Bailey has taken the decision that, in-line with the Government guidelines on the opening of manufacturing businesses, it will continue with the scheduled production of its caravans and motorhomes. As before support functions, (such as finance, sales, marketing and customer Services) will keep working to ensure that contact is maintained with customers, retailers and supplier partners.

“In order for the business to be able to continue operating in this way, it has required the implementation of a series of new working practices, covering hygiene, social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment, which ensure Bailey remains a safe place to work. The company would like to thank all of its employees for actively engaging in this programme and successfully adapting to their new COVID-secure working environment.”