As the majority of Lancashire are preparing themselves for local restrictions to come into place. Blackpool is seeing hoards of visitors flocking to the seaside holiday town.
Coronavirus: Blackpool packed ahead of Lancashire local restrictions: Video footage showed that crowds of people were on the promenade on Saturday with visitors reporting queues for many of the attractions. Roads being gridlocked, hardly anybody adhering to the social distancing rule. And not many wearing face masks indoors.
One visitor on Saturday with her family, Gem Concannon from Northwich, Cheshire, said “it was absolutely heaving. I don’t think I have ever seen the resort this busy before. And I was shocked to see hardly anyone social distancing”.
On Tuesday extra preventative measures are due to be enforced across Lancashire. Meaning that pubs and restaurants must close by 10pm and the prevention of households mixing together in private homes. Blackpool however is run by a separate authority and will not be subject to these rules.
An extended run on the town’s famous illuminations until January will help them to boost tourism rates. And the good weather means that people are likely to flock to it’s beaches. Blackpool’s director of public health said on Friday that ” it is absolutely critical now that businesses and resident adhere to the new “rule of six”. And that goes for visitors to the town as well.
Also we must respect the laws regarding face masks and social distancing. So as to stop the spread of the virus”.
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