Holidaymakers urged to wear face masks on Easter trips amid Covid fears – The Independent

Holidaymakers are being encouraged to wear face masks during Easter breaks to avoid a resurgence in Covid cases.

Cornwall Council has asked tourists to use face coverings and maintain social distancing due to the high number of Covid cases in the county.

Between 8 April and 14 April, there were 2,355 confirmed cases across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, a decrease from the previous seven days. UK cases overall are also falling, with roughly 19,950 new infections recorded on 13 April.

The council wants visitors to remain vigilant after the government lifted all official restrictions in February.

In a Facebook post, Cornwall Council asked holidaymakers to take “extra care this Easter” and to “keep doing your bit to help stop the spread” of Covid. In another post, the council also advised people to stay home if they feel unwell.

The local authority that covers Skegness and Mablethorpe also shared similar sentiments, asking visitors to ensure “the virus isn’t spread unnecessarily”.

East Lindsey District Council, which covers the two areas, told BBC Look North: “We want to welcome people to our fantastic coast and Wolds, and all the other attractions we have, but we are just asking people to… make sure the virus isn’t spread unnecessarily.”

A spokesperson from Public Health Lincolnshire also warned visitors to “continue to exercise personal responsibility” as “Covid is still with us all”.

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that one in 15 people tested positive for the virus in the week up to 9 April, slightly falling from one in 13 the previous week.

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