A NUMBER of major holiday resorts in Somerset will remain closed until July.

Resort operator Haven, which runs venues including the Burnham-on-Sea Holiday Village and Doniford Bay Holiday Park in West Somerset, said its parks will stay shut until July 2 at the earliest due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19.

"Despite recent changes to the Government’s lockdown restrictions, the safety of our guests and team remains our number one priority and so under the ongoing circumstances, we believe keeping our parks closed is the right thing to do," a spokesperson said.

"We appreciate how disappointing this decision will be for those families that were due to stay with us during this time and wish we could have offered them the Haven experience they were so excited for.

"We’d like to apologise for the disruption caused by the extended closure and hope guests can understand the reason for our decision."

The company said it was in the process of contacting all those affected with the new options available to them.

"Thank you to our guests and teams for their continued patience and support during what is undoubtedly a very tough time for so many," the spokesperson added.

"We look forward to welcoming everyone back to our parks as soon as we feel it’s safe to do so."