The Government has issued strict new rules on staying at home and away from others and has specifically advised the public only to leave the house for one of four reasons.
- 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, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
- Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.
The Government has also made clear that even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
National Park car parks and toilets are closed. National Park Centres and the Dales Countryside Museum are also closed.
The National Park offices in Bainbridge and Grassington are closed with Officers continuing to work from home, and all committee meetings are cancelled until further notice.
If you need to contact the National Park you can e-mail:
Planning – firstname.lastname@example.org
General Enquiries – email@example.com
And an Officer will be in touch.
We continue to review the situation daily and we would advise people to keep up to date with the latest information at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk