HAVEN holiday parks will remain closed until May 14 at the earliest, it has been announced.

Bourne Leisure, which owns the Haven portfolio of sites across the country, had initially closed all sites - including parks at Burnham-on-Sea and Doniford in West Somerset - until April 17, but has now extended the move as the Covid-19 crisis continues to build.

Bourne also owns the Butlin's brands, which includes the Minehead site, but has not confirmed the move for those locations.

A spokesperson said: "We know how disappointing this will be for those guests who are booked to stay with us during this time but every decision we make, we do so ensuring the safety and security of our guests, owners and teams are our number one priority, in the unprecedented times we are in.

"We are conscious that this will have an impact on a huge amount of families, and we are currently contacting all guests affected by the closure and the options that will be available to them.

"Due to the huge volumes of guests affected we are prioritising those who will be travelling between April 17 2020 and April 30 2020 first.

"We would like to thank our guests for their patience whilst we work through this as quickly as we can.

"We would like to apologise to everyone for this disruption and thank our guests, owners and teams for their continued support.

"We look forward to welcoming our wider Haven family back to enjoy a coastal break."