Holidaymakers are ‘urged to wear face masks on some of UK’s most popular beaches’ amid rise in Covid cases
- Cornwall Council asked visitors to use a face covering and do social distancing
- Move was echoed by the local authority covering Skegness and Mablethorpe
- But the advice comes as Covid cases begin to fall across most of the UK
Holidaymakers have been advised to keep wearing masks on some of the UK’s most popular beaches, according to reports.
Cornwall Council has asked visitors to use a face covering and exercise social distancing, citing a high number of Covid cases in the county.
The move was echoed by the local authority that covers the Lincolnshire resorts of Skegness and Mablethorpe in a bid to ensure ‘the virus isn’t spread unnecessarily.’
Cornwall Council wrote a Facebook post on Friday asking for visitors to ‘wash their hands, wear a face covering where you can and keep your distance in crowded places this Easter’.
Cornwall Council has asked visitors to use a face covering and exercise social distancing, citing a high number of Covid cases in the county. People are pictured on the beach in Scarborough in 2020
According to the Telegraph, it also urged anyone who was feeling unwell or had coronavirus symptoms to stay at home.
A spokesman for Public Health Lincolnshire warned holidaymakers and day trippers that ‘Covid is still with us’ and they should take ‘personal responsibility’.
The advice comes as Covid cases begin to fall across most of the UK, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
In the week ending April 9, one in 15 people had the virus, an improvement on one in 13 the previous week.
In Cornwall, there were 2,335 people who were confirmed positive between April 8 and April 14.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Brian O’Neill, a public health consultant at Cornwall Council, said: ‘People are giving space to each other… generally, the visitors that we’re seeing down in Cornwall at the moment are being very respectful.’
But Toby Young, founder of the Free Speech Union, said: ‘This is the first normal Easter bank holiday weekend we’ve had in two years. Can’t the town hall Sir Humphries just give us a break?
‘No one will pay the slightest bit of notice to this advice – quite rightly – so they
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