FAST FIVE: English Ignore Social Distancing Pleas And Pack Beaches On Hottest Day Of Summer
Footage going viral on social media shows packed beaches along the south coast of England as temperatures notched the hottest day of the year.
Despite the warnings, groups of up to 50 teenagers, and men and women in their early 20s gathered.
A digital sign informed people that the beach was “too busy.” A new app produced by the local authority, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council, urged people to avoid long stretches of the beaches with the message: “Avoid, safe social distancing not possible.” Further east, the city council of Brighton and Hove expressed alarm over the number of people crowding its beaches.
Please avoid our most popular beaches #Jossbay #Botanybay #VikingBay during the #heatwave today as it's now extremely busy.
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