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​​​Stay Home this weekend and help slow the spread of Coronavirus​

As the Government announce a three-week extension of the lockdown restrictions the Council is once again urging residents to stay at home this weekend and help slow the spread of Covid-19.

The advice remains for people to stay at home and only leave the house for:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

The growing number of positive cases in Redcar and Cleveland and the tragic stories reported of local people who have died highlight the threat from Coronavirus.The heart-break of losing a loved one should only reinforce the seriousness of what we are all facing and the need to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Cllr Wayne Davies, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “The overwhelming majority of the public have ignored the great weather over recent weekends and have chosen to stay at home and stretch their legs locally.

“I would like to thank everyone for doing their bit to slow the spread of the virus and for the sacrifices they are making.

“If you would normally take advantage of the nice weather to visit the beach or go for a stroll on the hills or moors, then this isn't the time to do so.

“The more we do to slow the spread of infection, the sooner it will be safe enough for us all to enjoy everything Redcar and Cleveland has to offer again.

“Please stay at home and get exercise locally, for the benefit of yourself, the NHS and everyone else."

The Council has closed car parks near beaches and at popular attractions such as Guisborough Forest and Walkway and Flatts Lane Country Park. Council-owned car parks at Newton Under Roseberry, Errington Woods, Cowbar and Foxrush Farm are also shut.​