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The British are urged to stay away from beaches today in dry, sunny weather and 66F altitudes


Due to the corona virus, people are asked to stay away from beaches and beauty spots on weekends when England is expected to bask in warm, sunny weather.

Pictures of crowds flocking to Brighton and Southend beaches and various beauty spots across the UK in recent days have raised fears of social distancing, and councils responsible for beauty spots in England are warning people to stay away.

After loosening some blocking measures last week, there are no restrictions on how far people can go to get a foothold in the country, in the national parks and on the beaches of England.

The Met Office predicts that temperatures could hit 66 ° F on Saturday and 78 ° F in London on Monday. In the coastal areas, highs of around 68 ° F are likely to be recorded over the long weekend.

Saturday is expected to be the coldest day before mercury rises on Sunday and Monday, with wall-to-wall sunshine in the west and sunny spells in the east.

This has led officials to warn potential day trippers to think twice before traveling to such beauty spots.

Pictured: People enjoy the hot weather in the River Lea in East London, while on May 22nd people flock to parks and beaches whose lockdowns have been eased

The head of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has also asked day trippers to stay away from the beaches and warns that there are currently no RNLI lifeguards stationed on British beaches.

Mark Dowie, RNLI's chief executive, has warned that life could be endangered if people rush to the beaches to escape the closure.

"These are exceptional times, and we understand that after weeks of strict closures, people want to get out to spend some time on our beautiful coast," he said.

“As a life-saving charity, we can't stop people from going to the beach. However, please note that any visit to the coast is risky, especially if there are currently no RNLI lifeguards present on UK beaches. & # 39;

Coast Guard rescue teams were reportedly called on to 194 incidents last weekend, including crashed jet skis, paddle boarders, kayakers, windsurfers, inflatable dinghies, and bathers cut off from the flood.

Pictured: Beach goers take a hideaway on the promenade in Littlestone, Kent, before the holiday weekend, which will be up to 26 ° C in some regions of the country

Pictured: Beach goers take a hideaway on the promenade in Littlestone, Kent, before the holiday weekend, which will be up to 26 ° C in some regions of the country

City councilor Carmen Appich of the Brighton & Hove City Council has asked anyone thinking of traveling to the city to "think very carefully about how their trip will affect others".

The Hastings Borough Council has now said the area is "closed to visitors from outside the city."

Similarly, vacationers are told that the Isle of Wight Council's "clear advice" is to stay away.

After pictures showing crowds of people earlier this week in Southend, Essex, the council chairman said the easing of restrictions has put the council in a "very difficult position".

Councilor Ian Gilbert said on Friday: "We have had a successful Don & # 39; t Visit Southend campaign for many weeks, but the lifting of the restrictions by the government has put us in a very difficult position because day trips and sunbathing are allowed and Food stalls can be open to business. & # 39;

After seeing the number of people who traveled to the coast this week, the Sefton Council in Merseyside has launched a new campaign before the holiday weekend.

"I wish you weren't here!" is the Council's attitude to the postcard message it sends to people who are thinking of traveling to its beaches from all over the northwest.

People are also advised not to visit Blackpool to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

And the leaders of three local authorities that border Morecambe Bay asked people to think twice before visiting the area.

In Cornwall, the council chairmen warned that there is no lifeguard cover and that a large swell on the coast and a spring tide will result in dangerous sea conditions at the weekend.

Rob Nolan, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection at the Cornwall Council, said people should not vacation in Cornwall and have to return to their "primary residence" every night.

The Devon County Council urged people to think twice about visiting the coast and consider whether they could stay closer to home.

Pictured: A bodyboarder catches a wave near Padstow, Cornwall on May 22nd. Due to the corona virus, there is currently no RNLI lifeguard service in the county

Pictured: A bodyboarder catches a wave near Padstow, Cornwall on May 22nd. Due to the corona virus, there is currently no RNLI lifeguard service in the county

The RNLI was reportedly called upon to 194 incidents last weekend, including crashed jet skis, paddle boarders, kayakers, windsurfers, inflatable dinghies, and bathers cut off from the flood. Pictured: Windsurfing on Hayling Island Beach on May 22nd

The RNLI was reportedly called upon to 194 incidents last weekend, including crashed jet skis, paddle boarders, kayakers, windsurfers, inflatable dinghies, and bathers cut off from the flood. Pictured: Windsurfing on Hayling Island Beach on May 22nd

The National Trust is asking people across England to stay close to their homes this weekend and explore local green spaces and landscapes to simplify the lockdown process.

At the daily press conference in Downing Street, Home Secretary Priti Patel said: "It is inevitable that the public will obviously be traveling a lot more, but of course our message is clear to the public – yes, enjoy being outside, we have it People are encouraged to go out, but we have a very clear limitation.

& # 39; This is all conditional. You can enjoy being out in the sun provided you follow the advice and we will continue to stop and prevent the spread of the infection. & # 39;

Meanwhile, Welsh Secretary of State Simon Hart said the differences in approach between England and Wales would increase the likelihood of people breaking the ban on weekends on public holidays.

When asked if he believed that people were likely to break the rules, Mr. Hart told PA news agency: "Anything that indicates that there are other rules on one side of the border increases the likelihood that this will happen There are some examples of how people were attracted when they arrived in Wales and did not realize that it was a different regime. & # 39;

However, the MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire said he believed that the "vast majority" of people complied with the blocking rules in Wales.

A sign of social distance can be seen on the coast of Brighton Beach to promote social distance and reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading among beach goers on May 22nd

A sign of social distance can be seen on the coast of Brighton Beach to promote social distance and reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading among beach goers on May 22nd

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