People Slammed For Crowding British Beach On Hottest Day Of The Year
Despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic still lingering in the air, people couldn't help but rush to the coastline to soak up the hottest day of the year so far.
It's understandable that many would want to cool themselves down by flocking to the shoreline and having a dip, but it's hardly a safe option when thousands of people are doing the same thing.
Pictures of Dorset beach at Bournemouth in England's south coast have revealed the shocking lack of social distancing yesterday (June 24).
After images were uploaded to social media, people couldn't help but slam those who gathered in en masse.
Bournemouth Beach Today:- Tobias Ellwood MP (@Tobias_Ellwood) June 24, 2020
Let's not forget the pandemic is far from over.
Rules may be relaxing but restrictions remain in place for a reason.
If they are ignored and the R value rises then tougher lockdown rules will return. Let's stay alert to the dangers of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/hZakDIh21D
This was Bournemouth Beach Yesterday:- Nick:flag_be: (@nicktolhurst) June 25, 2020
If just 20 or so people among the thousands here have Coronavirus...
...,then we are looking at a major explosion of Coronavirus in the south coast area within 3 weeks. pic.twitter.com/XaIBksAjoz
People tried to dissuade everyone from flocking to the beach, however, clearly those cries were ignored.
Liberal Democrat spokeswoman Vikki Slade wrote: "Please DO NOT come to Dorset yet.
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"We are NOT ready. Hotels, attractions, museums and restaurants are closed. Your visit will be much more enjoyable if you come after July 4 when we will be fully prepared for your visit."
People have been gearing up for fun in the sun ever since there were reports a heatwave was on the way.
A heat alert was triggered this week when the Met Office forecast there was a 60 percent or higher risk of temperatures breaking pre-set thresholds in one or more regions on at least two consecutive days and nights.
The warning was issued so the public and healthcare professionals can take steps to minimise the threat to health.
While most of us no doubt welcome the opportunity to soak up some rays - with plenty of sun cream, water, shade breaks and so on - it does come with a couple of caveats.
If you've got hay fever, then you're going to have a high pollen count to contend with, while the majority of us are going to have to battle warm nighttime temperatures, which are expected to stay in the mid to high teens across England and Wales.
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