DEVON and Cornwall have warned people that they are closed at Easter and warns tourists not to visit during the coronavirus shutdown.
For the first time ever, the two regions advised people not to travel to popular vacation destinations.
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Tourist offices, emergency services authorities and local establishments have all urged people to stay away.
According to local media, the message says, “Don’t come – how dare you put yourself before the lives of others.”
The two counties are among the most popular destinations to visit during the holidays, especially during Easter and summer, with beaches and resorts full of tourists.
However, they are now telling people not to visit following government directions to avoid all but essential travel, which is limited to exercise, work and food.
Their new #ComeBackLater campaign is asking visitors to go on county vacations after the coronavirus pandemic is over.
Britons with holiday homes along the coast have also been criticized for leaving the city to isolate themselves in the south, raising fears of additional pressure on local resources and health care.
Police chief Shaun Sawyer told BBC Breakfast last week following the high number of visitors to Devon and Cornwall: “If a £ 60 bill makes you do something and 684 people died yesterday don’t haven’t, so I think you need to take a look at it yourself to find out if you’ve realized the seriousness and importance of where we are. “
Malcolm Bell, the chief executive officer of Visit Cornwall, warned that it would cost the economy £ 800 million, but could see the lockout lifted by June if people follow the rules.
He explained: “In our region, if we all work together, we could reopen in June, maybe sooner.”
In Cornwall, some stores now only serve premises and ask those they do not recognize to present proof of residence.
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Roadblocks have also been installed in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall, while across the country, police have started using checkpoints to stop vehicles and ask drivers if their trip is essential.
If you cannot provide the police with a valid reason to travel while driving, you may be fined £ 60, reduced to £ 30 if paid within two weeks.
The fine will double to £ 120 for a second offense.