The Council Network has urged UK citizens to stay away from beauty spots in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
With sunny weather forecast in parts of the country this weekend, lots of families and individuals may feel it is the right time to go out and have fun.
The lifting of some of the lockdown restrictions has resulted in the increase of movements across the country. The Councils Network has encouraged people to avoid going out and stay local in order to limit the spread of the virus.
Councils in beauty spots fear an outpouring of visitors could result in a rise in coronavirus infections. The London police, have warned against taking part in “spontaneous or planned gatherings”.
Julian German, the network’s rural spokesperson and leader of Cornwall Council, said England’s coastal and rural areas “will be there when this is over”.
“We are asking households to bear with us and please do their bit over the coming weeks by exercising locally,” he said.
“While councils will be allowing cars access to country parks, it does not change the unique situation of the need to maintain social distancing.”
Since this is the first weekend after the easing of restrictions on lockdown, most people would want to spend their weekend outdoors for leisure purposes.The people in England are being urged not to travel to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland .
The councils network has also warned that parks that reopened after lockdown rules were eased on Wednesday may be forced to close again if social distancing becomes impossible.