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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 a postcode checker showing which alert level – Medium, High or Very High - applies in which area.

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 19,000 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.

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