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Lake District officials warn people to stay away this weekend

by LLB Reporter
15th May 20 1:40 pm

The Lake District National Park are asking people to stay this weekend as Cumbria has the highest infection rate in the UK.

People are being encouraged not to rush back to the Lakes after the government relaxed the lockdown measures on Wednesday.

Chief executive Richard Leafe old the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, that potential visitors are being urged to respect the safety of local communities.

Leafe said, “Our message would be don’t rush back to the Lake District.”

When asked is the message not to come, Leafe replied, “It is for the time being, yes. It is consider and respect the local communities in doing that.

“We are putting in place, for those people who insist on coming this weekend, a system whereby you can check to see how full the car parks in the Lake District are when you arrive so that you can go to one where hopefully there is a bit of space and you are able to get out.

“But my main point would be please don’t travel for the moment to the Lake District because of the impact you will have on the local communities here.”

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