Peak District issues safety video for visitors ahead of Covid-19 rules relaxing

Peak District National Park bosses have issued an important message to prospective visitors who plan to visit Derbyshire about rules they should follow, ahead of lockdown easing.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 1:51 pm

In a tweet with a video offering guidance to residents, Peak District National Park urged people to keep their dogs on leads, be aware and respectful of wildlife along with planning where they are going to park to avoid areas from becoming too busy.

It comes as current coronavirus restrictions are scheduled to ease from March 29, when people living in England will be allowed to meet up outdoors either in groups of six or as two households – including in private gardens.

The guidance will officially change from “Stay Home” to allowing limited social contact, enabling friends and families to meet up for the first time in 12 weeks over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

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In the post, Peak District National Park said: “From 29 March, more of us will start to meet friends and family outdoors once again as Covid restrictions change.

“If you choose our amazing #NationalPark, keep it #PeakDistrictProud with our #KnowBeforeYouGo guide below.

“Respect, protect, enjoy.

“See you soon.”

Ladybower Reservoir near Bamford in the Peak District National Park. Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images.
Ladybower Reservoir near Bamford in the Peak District National Park. Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images.

Bosses at the well-loved national park encouraged visitors to not light barbecues or open fires along with a message to clear up their rubbish instead of littering.

Residents were told to consider “make the right pitch” in designated areas only and avoid sitting in an area close to roaming wildlife such as cows which would disturb them.

Drone users should be aware of the drone code before taking their device out for a spin and seek permission before they fly.

While parking has previously become crowded in the Peak District with limited spaces for people to park - motorists are urged to know where they are going to park up before setting off on their journey, along with an alternative plan to travel to if an area is too busy when they arrive.

In the video, the national park wrote: “A good phone signal isn’t always guaranteed.

"The great British summer, be prepared for anything.

"Enjoy responsibly, be safe.

"Be #PeakDistrictProud.”

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