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Beachgoers encouraged to act responsibly over the Easter weekend

6:45 pm, Thursday, 1st April 2021 - 3 weeks ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding visitors to Cleethorpes to act responsibly and keep safe in the resort.

The Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, put measures in place on Monday to encourage pedestrians to social distance whilst out in Cleethorpes, emphasising that they would keep these measures under review and engage with local businesses. These measures included introducing road closures for all traffic but maintaining access for blue badge holders.

Additionally, Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are in place across the resort to stop irresponsible drinking. PSPOs are legal tools for police and Council officers to control anti-social behaviour by issuing on the spot fines or moving troublemakers away from certain areas and stop them returning for 24 hours. Under the PSPOs, fines can be handed out to individuals or groups who refuse to stop drinking or hand over alcohol if they are involved in alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.

The Council’s COVID team will be in the resort along with Humberside Police to advise members of the public about the guidance and regulations over the Easter weekend.

A spokesperson for North East Lincolnshire Council said: “We are still in a public health crisis. Covid-19 has not left us yet. We are doing all we can to keep people safe across the resort, and this includes restricting parking on the proms as well as dispersing groups that may be causing a nuisance.

“The Government’s roadmap is clear, and there’s another two weeks to go before non-essential shops reopen. The guidelines around Covid were introduced to prevent the spread of a serious respiratory condition which has tragically claimed the lives of millions of people. This is a matter of public safety and we need our resort to stay safe.”

As previously reported, changes to the parking on the proms will be reviewed as Government guidance changes. The Council will continue to work with local businesses to support them and the wider economy, balancing this with the needs of public health and safety by following the guidance set by Public Health who are funding these temporary measures for the North and Central Promenade.

Those spending time in Cleethorpes, and along the seafront, are reminded to adhere to Government guidance by regularly washing or sanitising their hands. There are free hand sanitising stations along the proms to help with this. Additionally, people should keep a distance from others not in their household or support bubble, and wearing a face covering when required to do so, as well as minimising the journeys they take.

Full guidance on what you can and cannot do can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary

If you have a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, get a test as soon as possible and stay at home until you get the result.

Visit the NHS website for advice: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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