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Know Before You Go!

Before heading to your favourite beach and swapping your sofa for the sand, to keep us all safe, it’s important to understand the local public health guidelines and latest government advice so you’re in the know before you go.

Respect, Protect, Enjoy by practicing - Hands. Face. Space.

Check up-to-the-minute news HERE which provides detail on the dates for re-opening.

Safety is the top priority – look after yourself, other people and the surrounding environment.  

Coastal resorts and tourism businesses have been working hard to ensure you have fun on your well-deserved break, but plan ahead and book before you travel. Look out for the We’re Good to Go’ industry standard which guarantees they abide by the government’s guidelines

These simple steps are worth following:

Visitors and local communities are in this together!  By taking note of the points below, you’ll help to reassure people who live and work on the coast that you care about it as much as they do.

Book ahead. If you’re planning to stay in self-catering, hotel, B&B, campsite or any other type of accommodation, familiarise yourself with their new guidelines and new safety procedures. If you’re planning to visit an attraction, ensure it’s open, you might need to pre-book a time-slot, so check all the advice on-line first.

Don’t get caught short! Check that toilet facilities and car parks are open before you set off, most resorts list these on their websites. If you’re heading to more rural locations, there may not be facilities. Be prepared.

Avoid the crush. The English coastline is more than 2,700 miles, there’s space for everyone but some spots are extremely popular, so get off the beaten track and find a hidden treasure. The key to being safe is sensible social distancing. Keep away from the crowds.

Respect the beach. If you love the beach, show you care. Stick to the ‘leave only footprints’ catchphrase and take all your rubbish home.

Surf ‘n’ turf: You’re almost certain to want to dine out or quench your thirst with all that sea air, but you cannot simply turn up. Some establishments may not be open, you will need to book a table first. So, book in advance.

Keep your distance: Stay two metres apart from anyone outside your household or bubble. This applies to everyone and everything – restaurants, cafes, pubs, attractions, hotels, campsites and accommodation providers – but also to walking, jogging, cycling, sitting, sunbathing and any other activity. Hard though this is to practice, this also applies to kids.

Face-time. Wear a face mask for all public transport – buses, trains, taxis, mini-cabs, land-trains – if in doubt, cover up.

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​Top tips

Don’t flash the cash - carry a bank card as many businesses only accept cashless transactions. Take hand sanitiser with you. And ditch the car – try visiting nearby attractions by walking or cycling.

You can find more information here:

Know Before You Go!
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Keep safe this summer!

Travel safely on your trips this year, keep these in mind:

  • Plan ahead and travel safely 
  • Check before you travel.  
  • As restrictions ease, transport services and roads are likely to be busier so please plan ahead. 
  • When using public transport, you should regularly sanitise your hands, wear a face covering unless you are exempt, and keep your distance where possible. 
  • On your journey, open a window to increase ventilation, where possible.   

If you're heading into the water, please keep these water safety messages in mind

  • Where possible visit a lifeguarded beach & swim between the red and yellow flags - a full list of RNLI lifeguarded beaches can be found here
  •  If you get into trouble Float to Live – lie on your back and relax, resisting the urge to thrash about
  • Call 999 in an emergency and ask for the Coastguard
  • There are lots of great activities to enjoy at the coast from bodyboarding to swimming, walking and much more – click here for some top tips to make sure you have a great time and stay safe
  • For further information on the beach safety campaign visit the RNLI website here