Face mask message at UK holiday hotspot as Easter crowds expected

Holiday markers heading to one of the country’s most popular holiday locations are being warned to take ‘extra care’ by local officials. Cornwall Council has advised people to ‘take extra care’ due to a high amount of Covid cases.

Anyone heading to the south coast from Nottinghamshire are warned to vigilant as and influx of visitors are expected. Cornwall Cornwall Live is reporting that the council says cases are still high and has asked people to be vigilant.

A Facebook post from the council today (Friday 15 April) said to help ‘do your bit’ and ‘stop the spread’ people should “wash their hands, wear a face covering where you can and keep your distance in crowded places this Easter”. And on Twitter it urged people who were feeling unwell or had coronavirus symptoms to stay at home.

Although the Government lifted all restrictions in February 2022, the council is encouraging people to do these three things that were previously subject to rigid rules. It said: “With Covid cases HIGH across Cornwall, we’re asking everyone to take extra care this Easter and keep doing your bit to help stop the spread.”

Responding to Cornwall Council’s Facebook post people commented that they hope people used “common sense and stayed home when feeling unwell” while others commented on the fact the government no longer requires people to wear face coverings and socially distance – therefore it is not a legal requirement.

It comes after it was revealed that GPs are being asked to work in hospitals across Nottinghamshire in a crisis some have ‘never come across before’. A leaked email to doctors reveals those who are not already too tired from their existing responsibilities are being asked to help healthcare colleagues on hospital wards themselves.

The email, seen by Nottinghamshire Live, states care systems in the city and county are under “extremely challenging” pressures. The local NHS system is on its highest alert level, OPEL 4, and secondary care and East Midlands Ambulance Service staff are in “extremely taxing positions”.