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Visitors to Cleethorpes urged to act responsibly over the Easter weekend

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Visitors to Cleethorpes urged to act responsibly over the Easter weekend

North East Lincolnshire Council is reminding visitors to Cleethorpes to act responsibly and follow the Covid-19 guidelines in the resort over the Easter weekend.

Safety measures were put in place on Monday to encourage pedestrians to stick to social distancing requirements whilst out in Cleethorpes, following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

These measures include road closures for all traffic, except for blue badge holders.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are also in place across the resort to stop irresponsible drinking. These are legal tools for police and Council officers to control anti-social behaviour by issuing fines on the spot or moving people away from certain areas, stopping them from returning for 24 hours.

Under a PSPO, a fine can be issued to an individual or a group who refuse to stop drinking or hand over their alcohol, if they’re involved in alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.

A spokesperson for North East Lincolnshire Council said: “We are still in a public health crisis. Covid-19 has not left us yet. We are doing all we can to keep people safe across the resort, and this includes restricting parking on the proms as well as dispersing groups that may be causing a nuisance.

“The Government’s roadmap is clear, and there’s another two weeks to go before non-essential shops reopen. The guidelines around Covid were introduced to prevent the spread of a serious respiratory condition which has tragically claimed the lives of millions of people. This is a matter of public safety and we need our resort to stay safe.”

Changes to the parking on the Promenade will be reviewed as the Government guidance on Covid-19 changes.

People spending time in Cleethorpes and along the seafront are reminded to adhere to the Government guidelines by regularly washing or sanitising their hands.

People are also advised to keep their distance from others not in their household or support bubble, and to wear a face mask when required to do so.

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