Additional Covid-19 safety measures in Cleethorpes put in place from Monday
As the lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, additional safety measures in Cleethorpes will be put in place from Monday 29 March.
Central Promenade will be closed every day to vehicles from 7am to 7pm, except for business and emergency access. The first section of parking bays on the North Promenade will also be closed, with concrete barriers in place.
Public toilets in Cleethorpes will remain open, but with additional measures in place to ensure safe queueing. There will also be additional cleaning of the toilets and high exposure surfaces in the resort, such as litter bins.
New digital signage will also be displayed at Hewitt’s Circus, Lockhill roundabout and the Meridian Showground, which will promote safety messages and encourage people to adhere to the rules.
A statement from North East Lincolnshire Council reads: “The closure of the Central Promenade to vehicle traffic and a section of bays on the North Promenade is essential due to the high levels of pedestrian footfall in these areas at busy times.
“The closures will provide the space needed for pedestrians to circulate and social distance in a safe manner.
“A review of the successful measures in place during 2020 has been undertaken and these proposals have been developed with affected businesses and stakeholders’ requirements in mind.
“No measures are currently being proposed for Sea View Street, St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes Market Place, Grimsby Town Centre or Immingham Town Centre, but these and other areas will be kept under review.
“Those spending time in Cleethorpes, and along the seafront, are reminded to adhere to Government guidance by regularly washing or sanitising their hands, keeping a distance from others not in their household or support bubble, and wearing a face covering when required to do so.”
These new safety measures in Cleethorpes correlate with the easing of the restrictions from Monday, in which people will now be allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to six people, or two households.
Full guidance on what you can and cannot do from Monday can be found here.