News from the Geopark
Coronavirus Information24 Mar 2020
The English Riviera Geopark is a responsible area and tourism destination. The coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly changing and evolving situation with the UK government issuing updated guidelines of a daily basis.
We would like to ask all English Riviera Geopark residents to take responsibility and to consider the advice we are being given.
The single most important action we can all take, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government on 23 March 2020 introduced three new measures.
1. STAYING AT HOME
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.
Even when doing these activities, you should minimse time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 meteres apart from anyone outside of your household.
2. CLOSING NON-ESSENTIAL SHOPS AND PUBLIC SPACES
Last week, the Government ordered certain businesses - including pubs, cinemas and theatres to close. This has now been extended to;
3. STOPPING PUBLIC GATHERINGS
To make sure people are staying a home and apart from each other, the Government is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people. There are only two exceptions to this rule:
In addition, the Government is stopping events, including weddings, baptisms and other religious ceremonies.
Every citizen is instructed to comply with these new measures. They will initially last for three weeks from 23 March, at which point the Government will look at them again and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.