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Visitors Encouraged to Stay Away from the Yorkshire Coast This Weekend

Visitors Encouraged to Stay Away from the Yorkshire Coast This Weekend

Published by Matthew Pells at 8:29am 16th May 2020. (Updated at 9:27am 16th May 2020)

Drivers are expected to make 15 million leisure trips this weekend, after the lockdown in England was slightly eased. 

That means people can now drive to beauty spots to take exercise - but many seaside resorts around the country are urging day-trippers to stay away. 

Rod Dennis, from the RAC, says its survey suggests most motorists will travel less than 10 miles but that some are planning to go further afield. 

Agencies along the Yorkshire Coast have been urging people to stay away from seaside resorts.

Messages from North Yorkshire Police, along with Local councils, The National Park and the county council have all encouraged people to stay away this weekend, highlighting that facilities such as toilet, cafes and car parks are closed.

In Scarborough, the County Council says Foreshore, Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive will be closed 8am this morning until 6pm tomorrow

In Whitby, the pay and display bays on West Cliff will be also be closed until 6pm tomorrow.

The RNLI are warning that there will be no lifeguards on duty on the beaches.

Humberside Police say that social distancing rules will be enforced this weekend.

The force has issued 1 hundred and 32 fixed penalty notices in the last 7 weeks to those who've refused to follow the regulations.

Chief Constable - Lee Freeman - says he understands why people on the coast are now worried about an influx of visitors. He says the changes to the regulations wont really change the way the force has been policing the lockdown regulations.




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