We feel this is key to making Vanly a safe platform for both campers
and hosts. While you surely can still visit each other, interactions
should always be done outside while being sure to keep at least 6-feet
apart. If greeting your guest or host requires you to be closer than 6
feet or to be indoors for any reason, please wear a face mask for
We’re always monitoring what’s happening in the world and how it
impacts our members. The COVID crisis is no exception. The latest
recommendations from the CDC and WHO, along with local authorities where
you travel, should be guiding your decisions now and into the season.
Many areas are still actively discouraging outside visitors so as to
ensure that new COVID cases are not introduced. There are also many
states that requiring a 2-week quarantine if you are traveling from a
state with high COVID cases. Please do whatever you can to make sure you
are complying with the state and local laws you are traveling to.
We know you're already familiar with the practice, and at this point
you've heard it way too much. But always wash your hands and try as much
as possible to use hand sanitizer.
While it may seem obvious to not travel if you are not feeling well,
it may not be top-of-mind to cancel your stay with your host. However,
properly canceling your stay with your host is very important. It not
only lets the host know that you will not be arriving, but it also opens
the dates up for another guest who may need a safe place to park. This
goes for hosts as well, if you feel sick please cancel your stay
request. This will help ensure that everyone stays healthy.
Make sure if you use or provide any hook ups for water to sanitize
them before and after the use. If both guests and hosts do this it will
help ensure that the area is sanitized properly before and after. The
use of gloves will help when connecting and disconnecting as well.
This may not apply to all host locations but if you are renting a
driveway or a space close to your house, make sure there is ample room
for movement for you and your guest without coming into 6-feet of each
Every host is going to be different, which could be based on the area
they are in or on their own personal health concerns. If you have
specific guidelines you would like your guests to honor while they
visit, please include them in your profile or be sure to communicate it
to them in your message.
If you are a host and just do not feel safe accepting guests during
this time, it's absolutely fine. As always, you can accept or decline
any guest for any reason. You can temporarily block dates off on your
calendar, deactivate your listing or just decline guests as you receive a
request. Whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. As a guest, if
you are uncertain about staying at a host location, please ask them when
requesting the stay if they are practicing social distancing and/or
wearing a mask.
We all can't wait to get out there and start traveling again, and we
want to continue offering our great service in a healthy and safe way.
Our members mean a lot to us and we're so happy that we can provide a
safe way to camp and travel during this time.
Stay safe and healthy.