Stay home, save lives


People are still going to the coast and beach despite Government warnings to stay at home because of COVID-19.

HM Coastguard is getting a number of calls reporting groups of people on beaches across the UK.

Pete Mizen, assistant director for HM Coastguard said: “The rules are very simple and can be found on the Government website. Stay at home. The risk of spreading coronavirus is huge and while you might be okay, the person you give it to may not. And if you get into trouble and have to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard, you’re then putting frontline emergency responders at risk of COVID-19 too.

“At this time of the year the beaches aren’t lifeguarded which is a double risk to you and our emergency responders. Help us to help you. Stay at home.”

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