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Cornish locals say they are "too scared" to buy groceries because visitors ignore social distance


Benidorm on steroids! Cornish locals say they are "too afraid" to shop for groceries, as visitors ignore social distance and stream narrow streets

  • Street marshals patrol hotspots where visitors flock down the streets
  • The resident of St. Ives has banished her children from the main street and the harbor
  • Comes when Prime Minister asked the British to be in Britain

The Cornish resorts were called "Benidorm against steroids" after the flood of visitors frightened the residents to leave their homes and shop for groceries.

Street marshals patrolled hotspots after visitors were seen streaming through narrow streets without following the rules of social detachment, although warning signs were attached.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the British to stay in Britain.

A resident spoke on BBC Radio 1 this morning and described the area as "Benidorm Against Steroids".

The Cornish resorts were called "Benidorm against steroids" after the flood of visitors frightened the residents to leave their homes and shop for groceries. Pictured: Lively streets in St. Ives yesterday

Street marshals patrolled hotspots after visitors were seen streaming through narrow streets without respecting the rules of social distance. Pictured: Tourists flock to Fistral Beach in Cornwall yesterday

Street marshals patrolled hotspots after visitors were seen streaming through narrow streets without respecting the rules of social distance. Pictured: Tourists flock to Fistral Beach in Cornwall yesterday

One resident described the area as "Benidorm Against Steroids". Pictured: Yesterday in St. Ives, people were pushed into a bus

One resident described the area as "Benidorm Against Steroids". Pictured: Yesterday in St. Ives, people were pushed into a bus

Claire Harris, 37, a St. Ives resident who manages vacation rentals, said her family was "too afraid to shop for groceries."

She revealed that she had banished her children from the main street and port because of the hordes of people.

Another resident, Jonathan Pitts, told the BBC that he believes that tourists believe they will escape the coronavirus if they visit the quiet cities.

Vicky White from Newyln said: “It makes me very uncomfortable to go out with my two young children. It is sad for the residents not to be able to enjoy where they live. & # 39;

Claire Harris, 37, a St. Ives resident who manages vacation rentals, said her family was "too scared to shop for groceries." Pictured: Yesterday, people flooded the streets of St. Ives

Claire Harris, 37, a St. Ives resident who manages vacation rentals, said her family was "too scared to shop for groceries." Pictured: Yesterday, people flooded the streets of St. Ives

Beach visitors flocked to Fistral Beach in Cornwall yesterday to enjoy the mild weather

Beach visitors flocked to Fistral Beach in Cornwall yesterday to enjoy the mild weather

Another resident, Jonathan Pitts, believes that tourists believe they can escape the coronavirus by visiting the quiet cities

Another resident, Jonathan Pitts, believes that tourists believe they can escape the coronavirus by visiting the quiet cities

And Perranzabuloes convenience store employees have been reported to have been subjected to "unreal" abuse when trying to enforce socially distant measures.

Royden Paynter, harbor master in Mousehole, said: “Suddenly we were hit by a rush.

"Everyone is a little stressed out this year – they won't get out of your way."

But Adrienne Munday, a small business owner there, said that Covid-19's concerns had been "over-dramatized" and most people were happy to welcome the "summer buzz" again.

In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the number of coronavirus cases has more than doubled – with 19 new cases a week to July 27, compared to only eight new cases the week before.

A spokesman for the Cornwall Council said: "To guide people in the city and in the city center, we marked sidewalks" Keep Right "and signed them. Road guards are also available to provide advice.

"The Cornwall Council will continue to monitor congested sites and provide signs and marshals where they can help, but we ask everyone to be considerate of others and to follow public health guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission."

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