In one of the UK's most popular seaside resorts, this weekend flared up as drinkers flocked to the beach with rising temperatures over two days.
The Cornwall Council hit "ignorant" tourists today who descended on beauty spots without face masks, as the British apparently ignored the rules of social distancing elsewhere when collecting in bars.
In Brighton there were violent clashes between two women on Saturday when the temperature reached 22 ° C.
Security guards and passers-by stepped in to end the struggle between the women who seemed to be pulling each other's hair when they fell to the ground near the coast.
The pictures taken today also showed revelers gathering for drinks on the streets of Soho, while Bournemouth beach was busy again as sun worshipers gathered to take a dip in the sea.
When temperatures reached 72 ° F this weekend in Brighton, spirits overcooked as a row broke out between a group of women in violence and spectators cheered them on
Others, including a security guard, hurried to end the fight near the Brighton coast
During the fight, both women seemed to be holding each other's hair as they fell to the ground
Cornwall Council deputy chairman Adam Paynter admitted today that there is fear of an increase in coronavirus cases in the coastal area when people travel to the region on vacation.
Man dies after being pulled out of the sea near the beach in Cornwall
A man in his forties died after being pulled out of the sea near a beach in West Cornwall.
Devon and Cornwall police said they were contacted by the Coast Guard at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday to report that a man at Pedn Vounder Beach near Porthcurno had been in trouble.
Members of the public and medical personnel were unable to resuscitate him, the police said.
In a statement, the Devon and Cornwall police said: "The closest relatives have been informed and a medical examiner file is being prepared."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the police at number 101 and quote Minutes 594 from August 1st.
When he spoke about vacationers flocking to Cornwall, where a man died in his forties today after being pulled out of the sea, he said to LBC: “It's pretty busy, it's hard to know exactly where it is is numerical.
“Many hotels and certainly bed and breakfasts are either not open or see fewer visitors, but a lot more people will use these places on our campsites and in caravans, so you will feel very busy in some of our cities. & # 39;
City councilor Paynter also criticized "ignorant" tourists who refuse to wear face masks during their visit to the Southwest.
He said: “Of course we still have a very small number of cases of coronavirus, but obviously the residents want to keep it that way.
"I've heard two different incidents where people have been overheard:" Well, I'm not going to wear a mask. I came here to escape it all. "
“I think that's pretty ignorant when you consider that there is no corona virus down here.
& # 39; We had 20 positive cases this week, 14 more than the previous week.
"So it's something that residents worry about because they were reasonable and behaved."
Large groups of people gathered around bars this weekend in Brighton, and many night owls seemed to violate social distance rules by standing close together in large groups.
In Brighton, groups gathered in large numbers near pubs and bars to enjoy the sunny weather
Large groups were also gathered around tables in pub gardens near the Brighton coast
When the crowd gathered to enjoy their drinks, there was an argument between a group of women
Security personnel tried to break the argument that later turned into a full-blown fight
When night owls gathered around tables in large numbers on Saturday, there was an argument between a group of women.
A security guard finally held a hairpiece in his hand as he desperately tried to split the women.
An observer said: “It was very warm and a large number of people had been drinking all afternoon and completely ignored the social distancing measures.
Suddenly there was a violent disagreement in which the women exchanged blows.
“Drinkers and bystanders started cheering and clapping, and people were filming the fight on their cell phones. The behavior of the women was shocking, but the people who cheered it on were disgusting.
The fight then moved to another area where both women held each other on the ground and hit each other.
"Eventually, the single security guard who wasn't wearing a mask managed to separate the couple."
It was a much quieter atmosphere in the streets of Soho in London, where night owls gathered for drinks in front of pubs and bars
Others stood around their pubs and bars in Soho this afternoon with their drinks
Outside of the rooster and lions in Soho, it was even more peaceful and the drinkers could enjoy a beer some distance away
The police did not intervene to enforce the social distancing measures. Pubs and bars were instructed to keep them.
The eyewitness said, "I think the hot weather and drinks are a recipe for disaster when it comes to the government's anti-Covid 19 policies."
Although the scenes in the streets of Soho, London, were much more peaceful today, photos today show large groups gathering to drink in front of pubs and bars.
In the meantime, Bournemouth's beach was usually crowded as sun-seekers gathered to tan in the warm summer heat, as did Southend's beach in Essex.
It comes when the British got the news that a ten-day heatwave with a peak of 95 ° F was predicted this week in the UK, increasing fears that the country's beaches will be "overwhelming due to hordes of non-social visitors." " become. Distance rules.
From Thursday to mid-August, the Met Office is an "African hot wall" that predicts "drier, brighter and very warm" weather at the end of the week and "very hot conditions" in southeastern areas.
Bournemouth beach, a popular hotspot in warm weather, was occupied as usual today
But people seemed to have enough room for social distance on the sandy beach of Dorset
Signs posted on Bournemouth Beach urge sun-seekers to stay away while enjoying the sun
Southend Beach in Essex was a bit crowded today – another popular hotspot for tourists
Brian Gaze, Weather Outlook forecaster, said, “August could save the summer.
& # 39; Computer models suggest a very warm or hot time from Thursday that lasts until the middle of the month. 35C is possible again. & # 39;
It comes when the Coast Guard had its busiest day in more than four years on Friday, when Britain had its third warmest day ever, handling over 300 incidents.
The Thanet District Council urged people to avoid four of the region's beaches, including Margates Main Sands, due to the number of visitors.
Council President Rick Everitt said: "It became clear early on that they would reach a level that we were concerned about."
Beach goers today soak up the sun as temperatures rise on Broadstairs, Kent beach
In the UK, a ten-day heat wave with a peak of 95 ° F was predicted this week. Pictured: Broadstairs, Kent today
British on a crowded beach in Bournemouth when the hot weather continued this weekend
The beach was full of vacationers and sun worshipers who flocked to the seaside resort of West Bay in Dorset today with warm sunshine
The authorities expressed concern about the safety of tourists in the water, the possible spread of Covid-19 and the maintenance of social distance.
"The RNLI has only a certain capacity," said Everitt.
“They are on seven beaches in Thanet this summer, which is a little less than usual, and they do a great job where they are, but they don't have unlimited resources to deal with people in the water.
"From that point of view, if you have too many people on the beach, it just becomes unmanageable."
In the meantime, the Cornish resorts were referred to as the "Benidorm against steroids" after the flood of visitors frightened the residents to leave their homes and shop for groceries.
Street marshals patrolled hotspots after tourists flocked to narrow streets and violated social distance rules – despite clear warning signs.
Locals beat up the guests for their apparent violation of the restrictions. A frightened woman said that she had banished her children from the main street and the port.
It comes when Boris Johnson put the brakes on to loosen barring restrictions across the country after coronavirus infections skyrocketed last month.
The advisor to the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergency, Professor Graham Medley, warned that the deadly virus could "get out of control" because he claimed that the number of cases among younger people has increased.
There were no vacancies for campers or RVs in any of the top 20 locations in Cornwall – or the top 15 in Dorset – for a one-week stay for two adults starting today, as vacationers choose to stay rather than travel abroad.
Parks and campsites across the UK have seen a boom in bookings lately, with inquiries flooding Haven, Butlin & # 39; s, Center Parcs and Hoseasons.
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