Britain's rural towns warn: Don't come here to escape coronavirus - EpicNews

People utilizing Britain’s countryside as an escape from coronavirus have been criticised as “irresponsible”.

The Scottish authorities stated individuals with second houses and campervans have been travelling to the Highlands in quest of isolation in current days.

They issued a journey warning, describing the actions of travellers as “irresponsible behaviour”, reiterating the warning of Prime Minister Boris Johnson that folks ought to as a substitute keep house.

Rural financial system and tourism secretary Fergus Ewing stated: “I am furious at the reckless and irresponsible behaviour of some people travelling to the Highland and Islands. This has to stop now.

“Let me be crystal clear, individuals shouldn’t be travelling to rural and island communities, full cease. They are endangering lives. Do not journey.

“Panic buying will have a devastating impact on the livelihoods of rural shops and potentially puts unwanted pressure on NHS services in our rural communities.”

Further south, guests and vacationers have been informed to keep away from seashores and different vacation areas to cease the unfold of coronavirus and to keep away from overwhelming well being provisions in small towns.

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Cumbria Police stated the Lake District was among the many locations experiencing an “influx” of holiday makers and that individuals who don’t dwell within the space ought to keep away.

“A national emergency shut-down of businesses and schools is not an excuse for a holiday,” they added in a press release.

West Wittering Beach in Chichester was closed after the variety of guests on Saturday “far exceeded” expectations.

The property house owners stated that they had seen “an unacceptable movement of people” into the local people.

Visit Cornwall vacationer board stated on Friday that anybody who doesn’t dwell within the space ought to postpone their go to.

They added: “We urge anyone considering travelling to Cornwall in the coming days and weeks to think carefully about the implications of being removed from your normal social network during the coronavirus period, the risk of not being able to travel back home as planned, to be aware that supermarkets are experiencing the same pressures here as elsewhere, and consider the added pressure on public services in a rural area which this travel may cause.”

The warnings come after Mr Johnson ordered the closure of pubs, restaurants, theatres and other leisure places throughout the UK.

Schools across the UK have also now closed, besides for kids of key employees.

The strikes are an effort to cease the unfold of COVID-19, an sickness brought on by the coronavirus which has infected more than 5,000 people in the UK and greater than 300,000 worldwide.

Almost 13,000 have died, together with greater than 230 within the UK.