Following the implementation of new Covid-19 national restrictions the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is urging everyone to stay home and not to make unnecessary trips to, or around the National Park.
National Park offices in Bainbridge and Grassington are closed to the public. National Park Visitor Centres and Dales Countryside Museum are also closed.
National Park car parks, toilets and public rights of way remain open for local people to take exercise, and shop for essentials. It is important these are not blocked or obstructed.
Where rights of way pass close to, or through residential and agricultural properties, Government advice regarding social distancing should be strictly adhered to.
Neil Heseltine, Chair of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority said: “The message is clear, stay home, exercise locally, and avoid all unnecessary travel.
“Many people in our communities fall into the most vulnerable category of people. This means:
- No-one should be coming to the National Park for recreation or leisure, for example a picnic or a social meeting.
- No-one should travel outside of their local area for exercise.
“Finally, the Yorkshire Dales will be here for us all when this is over. It isn’t going anywhere, and neither should you. Please stay home and plan for when local businesses across the Park will be back up and running and delighted to welcome you back”.