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Warning by West Cornwall emergency services to 'stay home' during Easter weekend

Warning by West Cornwall emergency services to 'stay home' during Easter weekend

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:01am 11th April 2020.

A warning has been issued for people in Cornwall to "stay at home" during the Easter weekend as the coronavirus lockdown continues. 

West Cornwall Search and Rescue said that although volunteers are available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they are asking for people to stay home or 'stay local', to not do anything above your capabilities or take that 'extra-long walk'. 

“So many of the team are volunteers and key workers so we want to reduce our exposure to COVID-19.

“We’re here if you need us but please stay home or stay local. Don’t go on that extra-long walk, don’t do anything that might be beyond your limits and just stay safe.”

Mark, Volunteer at West Cornwall Search and Rescue

Meanwhile, the Local Policing Area Commander for West Cornwall at Devon and Cornwall Police has been patrolling the street to make sure people are abiding by the Government's social distancing rules. 

Superintendent, Adrian Leisk, said officers will be on high profile patrols across the weekend covering the popular beaches and car parks, also monitoring traffic on the road network. He reiterated that travelling down on holiday is not a reasonable or essential journey and people will be fined and turned around. 

"Every indication is that the approach of 'Stay Home Save Lives' is working, but this weekend has been identified as crucial in determining future direction of the Government’s approach. We have come a long way together and made sacrifices, so please let’s not risk it now.

"We are also conducting patrols during the hours of darkness around our town centres and commercial premises to ensure that businesses can get up and running quickly when things improve. We are doing our best to support them during this difficult time." 

Supt. Adrian Leisk

He has been out on patrols in Penzance and Camborne and has found, so far, that people in Cornwall seem to be following the guidelines. 

If you are unsure of the government guidelines surrounding the lockdown and social distancing. You can find all the information on the government website here.

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