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Council and Police Combine To Say Don't Travel

Council and Police Combine To Say Don't Travel

Published by Yorkshire Coast Radio News at 9:28am 5th April 2020.

In a joint statement, Richard Flinton, chair of the multi-agency North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum and Mike Walker, North Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable and Gold commander said:  

“At this critical time in our effort to control the spread of Covid-19 and with warm spring weather on the way tomorrow and continuing into next week’s Bank Holidays we are urging people to resist travelling to North Yorkshire’s national parks and coast and to stay at home to save lives.

“The next few weeks could not be more decisive in the nation’s fight to slow the rate of infection of this very dangerous virus that we must make every effort to battle together.  What we do now will have a bearing on whether more people die or whether lives are spared. If we act irresponsibly more people will die.  The choice could not be starker."

It comes after recent weeks saw visitors pack beaches down the coast at Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington.

The statement continues:

“North Yorkshire Police has patrols in place and will be out and about in numbers over the coming days encouraging people to follow the lockdown restrictions, explaining why they are so important and enforcing the regulations where necessary. We will be turning people away who do not live here permanently, or have travelled too far to take exercise.

“Although we know that infection rates and the number of deaths are set to rise significantly in North Yorkshire as elsewhere in the country, the way we act now will have a major impact on how we slow or speed up the infection rate in the coming weeks.

“Every single one of us has a crucial part to play and right now, despite the improving weather, the most important thing we can do is stay at home to save lives and protect the NHS.  Do not be tempted to jump in the car and head out to beauty spots in North Yorkshire’s countryside or on the coast.  This is not essential travel. The instruction is to exercise from your doorstep once a day and not to travel to other places for this.”




There are 2 comments on this page.

The Orical, on 5th April 2020 11:00am
The selfish few are about to spoil it for everyone
Will the government considering banning all
Outdoor exercise, Spain and many other places
Have this in lock down, it's basically house arrest.
Another option might be the electronic tagging of
Individuals who flout the law with the threat of
A prison cell and it's consequences on the
Horizon they may get the message clearly.STAY
AT HOME and don't spoil it for all those families
With children observing voluntary lockdown. Your
Actions are spreading and extending the time
This virus has time to play, killing as it goes,
Maybe your own relations, friends or family.
So don't be a naughty spoiled child who needs
To sit on the naughty step, be a responsible
Diddy dave, on 5th April 2020 6:05pm
why dont people understand this is not a laughing matter this is serious

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