Lake District Police Urges Tourists Not To Visit Immediately13/05/2020
Police in Lake District region urges tourists not to visit there even though the government relaxes its lockdown policies from Wednesday.
As the government has relaxes its lockdown rule for exercising. More people will visit to the most beautiful spot.
Currently, Cumbria has one of the highest infection rates of COVID-19 in the UK. Among fears that the relaxation of the lockdown policy will further spike of the disease.
Police in the Lake District urges people to “take a long hard look at your own conscience” and stay away from the national park.
Before considering travelling to #Cumbria #LakeDistrict please grab a brew☕️, examine this map, and take a long hard look at your own conscience. We urge you to use common sense and to continue to exercise close to your own home. We need to break the cycle of infection #lockdown pic.twitter.com/bC5yQOMrqr
— South Lakes Police (@SouthLakesPol) May 10, 2020
Richard Leafe, the Lake District National Park Authority’s Chief Executive said:
“Campsites, hotels, restaurants and many businesses across the Lake District remain closed. When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Lake District and have been working with partners to put measures in place that will help keep people safe, such as new car park information and availability to help plan ahead.
“For now, we ask everyone who lives in and visits the Lake District to act responsibly, continue to observe social distancing and stay safe.”
“We wait to hear further details from the Government.”
Tony Watson, the head of communications at the Lake District national park, tweeted: “Before travelling to the #lakedistrict, please be kind and consider our rural communities. There have been four times the deaths in Cumbria than in the whole of Australia. Just because you technically can come, doesn’t mean you should.”
Before travelling to the #lakedistrict, please be kind and consider our rural communities. There have been four times the deaths in Cumbria than in the whole of Australia. Just because you technically can come, doesn’t mean you should. For now. Stay home. Stay Local. Save Lives pic.twitter.com/3xMCRYQOp4
— TheLakesTony 🌳🌲 (@TheLakesTony) May 10, 2020
Temporary Chief Superintendent Rob O’Connor said: “Last weekend we saw significant amounts of tourists travel to the Lake District, and my message is really simple, the Lake District is closed.
“Pubs, cafes and restaurants are closed, and we do not want to see people travelling to the Lakes in caravans and camper vans or driving many miles in their cars to go walking on the fells.
“The Government guidance is really clear in relation to personal movements to limit the spread of coronavirus.”
PM’s easing of lockdown means more people will flock into the tourist spots “we want to encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise.”
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