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Visitors NOT welcome! Tourist boards from Cornwall to Cumbria tell Britons to keep out after Boris Johnson gave the green light for long-distance trips as part of lockdown-easing roadmap (15 Pics)

Tourism chiefs today urged Britons to stay away from beauty spots after the Government said people could travel as far as they like for unlimited exercise.
Bosses in Cornwall and Cumbria were among those asking people not to travel to their beaches and lakes, while Brighton council's chief told tourists to 'stay away'.
And Cotswolds Tourism warned: 'We certainly won't be encouraging anyone to visit the Cotswolds before hospitality businesses are open to welcome them.'  
Meanwhile travelling to Wales and Scotland for leisure trips is still not allowed, with the 'stay home' message remaining in place outside of England.
And summer holidays might not take place until mid-summer, with the Government also saying that hotels and holiday homes will not reopen before July 4. 
It came as Ministers revealed their strategy for exiting the coronavirus lockdown which has kept much of the country indoors for the past 49 days.
People can now go on walks in the countryside, sunbathe outside, and travel longer distances if they stay two metres apart from those from other households.
A sign warns people to stay away from the Cornish village of Constantine Bay on April 7
A sign warns people to stay away from the Cornish village of Constantine Bay on April 7
A sign attatched to a road sign near the village of Cerrigydrudion in North Wales on March 23
A sign attatched to a road sign near the village of Cerrigydrudion in North Wales on March 23
Meanwhile garden centres, golf clubs and tennis courts are readying to reopen this week - provided social distancing is enforced.
Sunny weather in recent days has increased fears that people will travel long distances to visit beaches in the south east.
The National Trust confirmed today that officials are now working through the new guidance to see if they are able to reopen any of their closed sites - but there are no immediate plans to reopen these or their car parks.
A spokesman told MailOnline: 'Following the Prime Minister's broadcast outlining the Government's gradual roadmap out of lockdown we will begin to review its effect on our reopening plans.'
Also after the plans emerged, an English Heritage spokesman said: 'Like many, we are digesting the Government's latest announcement and awaiting the further details. As soon as we are in position to confirm our plans, we will update you.' 
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the UK on Sunday, one council leader said there was 'ambiguity' in the Government's messaging.
A sign reads 'This Village is Closed' in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds on April 11
A sign reads 'This Village is Closed' in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds on April 11
The empty town centre of Windermere in the Lake District is pictured on March 23
The empty town centre of Windermere in the Lake District is pictured on March 23
Nancy Platts, who is the leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, said: 'We want a slow, steady and safe progression towards lockdown lifting.
'We want to make sure we are stepping forward in a measured way. We know restrictions will need to stay in place for a long time to come.
'We want the restrictions to be lifted carefully in a positive direction. Our priority is to keep people who live in the city safe. One concern is around how residents can maintain physical distancing in our busy city if we have an influx of visitors.
'The Prime Minister has said that hospitality and leisure businesses are not likely to open before July. The shops and attractions are still closed and we want people who do not live in Brighton and Hove to stay away.'
And Cotswolds Tourism told Sky News: 'We hope that this week's ministerial briefings will clarify the situation. We assume that the Prime Minister meant (and the briefings will make clear) that people are free to enjoy any parks and beaches near to them: where social distancing should be possible.
'However, with hospitality businesses closed until at least July - along with many car parks and public toilets - it is hard to see how or why anyone could/should travel far from home. 
Strawberry Hill Golf Club in West London prepares to open today as the lockdown is eased
Strawberry Hill Golf Club in West London prepares to open today as the lockdown is eased
A man picks up flowers at the Sandy Lane garden centre and nursery in Liverpool this morning
A man picks up flowers at the Sandy Lane garden centre and nursery in Liverpool this morning
'We certainly won't be encouraging anyone to visit the Cotswolds before hospitality businesses are open to welcome them.'
Meanwhile, James Mason, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: 'In March we asked people to stay away from our many beauty spots - coastline and countryside - to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
'We welcome the road map to recovery but with caution. Please respect that these communities are not yet able to cope with tourism.'
The Welsh Government's counsel general, Jeremy Miles, added to the BBC the rules 'do not permit people to get in their car and drive to destinations in Wales'.
'And that also means people getting in their cars in England,' he said.
He told the daily Welsh Government press conference: 'I want to be clear - in Wales, it is Welsh law which applies.'
Nicola Sturgeon has also said that abandoning the stay at home message in Scotland and following Boris Johnson's easing of lockdown would put lives at risk. 
The Foresty Commission also urged people to stay at home and only travel to woods if they live nearby and can walk there.
A spokesman told MailOnline: 'Although this is great news and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the nation's forests as soon as we can, our priority is to keep people safe. 
'We are swiftly reviewing how we can re-open our car parks and other facilities while still managing our forests safely and supporting social distancing. We will keep our website up to date with our plans.
'Until then, please continue to avoid making unnecessary journeys and do not travel to the nation's forests. Local people can still walk and cycle to our forests but must follow government rules on social distancing'.
Officials in the Lake District urged those not to travel to their beauty spots, and told them to 'look at their conscious' and stay at home.
Cumbria's tourism board tweeted last night: 'We are shocked by the timing and short notice of tonight's announcement. 
'We are awaiting further details but the safety of residents must come first. For now, tourism businesses in Cumbria remain closed and we urge everyone to continue to #StayHome.'  
Golfers wear facemasks as they stand outside the 'proshop' while preparing for a practice session at The "Bluegreen" Golf Course in Saint Aubin, south-west of Paris
Golfers wear facemasks as they stand outside the 'proshop' while preparing for a practice session at The 'Bluegreen' Golf Course in Saint Aubin, south-west of Paris
A golfer wears a facemask as he pushes his trolley ahead of a practice session at The 'Bluegreen' Golf Course in Saint Aubin
A golfer wears a facemask as he pushes his trolley ahead of a practice session at The 'Bluegreen' Golf Course in Saint Aubin
South Lakes police also urged people to 'take a long hard look' at their conscious before heading to the Lake District.
Sharing a map which showed the North West as the worst affected area of the UK, they said: 'Before considering travelling to #Cumbria #LakeDistrict please grab a brew, examine this map, and take a long hard look at your own conscience. 
'We urge you to use common sense and to continue to exercise close to your own home. We need to break the cycle of infection #lockdown'
Earlier this month, the North West of England passed London as the epicentre of the UK's coronavirus outbreak, with more people in the region in hospital with the illness than in the capital. 
Officials in Cornwall have also urged tourists to stay away until July.
Malcom Bell, the chief executive of Visit Conrwall, told Cornwall Live the Prime Minster's speech added more confusion than clarity.  
'The bottom line though is that we don't want people turning up in Cornwall on Wednesday.
'He said from Wednesday onwards so I am hoping this 50-page document will spell out the limitations on that. I'd hope it would say no travelling of more than 10 miles something along those lines.'
 'I would hope that the increased police powers and fines will act as stronger deterrent to prevention long or unjustifiable journeys to places like Cornwall,' he added.   
The warning comes despite a new study showing jobs in Britain's top holiday destinations among those most at risk due to coronavirus.
The futures of more than 30 per cent of positions in areas such as Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Isle of Wight are threatened in light of the pandemic, according to analysis by The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
A map, pictured, shows the 20 local authority areas where the most jobs are at risk, according to an RSA study
A map, pictured, shows the 20 local authority areas where the most jobs are at risk, according to an RSA study
Many resident of holiday towns have made it clear that they do not want tourists visiting during the pandemic. A message reading 'tourists go home' is scrawled on the beach in St Ives in March
Many resident of holiday towns have made it clear that they do not want tourists visiting during the pandemic. A message reading 'tourists go home' is scrawled on the beach in St Ives in March 
This angry sign in north Wales reads: 'Snowdonia is closed. F*** off home!', as locals hit out at tourists
This angry sign in north Wales reads: 'Snowdonia is closed. F*** off home!', as locals hit out at tourists
Countryside dwellers are blasting city residents who are fleeing places like London for idyllic retreats (pictured, one person erected a sign on a roadside near Pembrokeshire)
Countryside dwellers are blasting city residents who are fleeing places like London for idyllic retreats (pictured, one person erected a sign on a roadside near Pembrokeshire) 
The research suggests some 66,878 jobs could be lost on England's southwestern tip, traditionally inundated with swathes of tourists and holidaymakers during the summer months.
In the Outer Hebrides, more than 2000 people have signed a petition to crackdown on lockdown-breaking ferry passengers coming to the islands.
The region has just six confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the authorities are now being urged to clamp down on visitors breaking the rules entering the Western Isles.
The petition - which urges tighter enforcement of travel restrictions - comes after new visitors were recently spotted and the death of six residents with Covid-19 at a care home on neighbouring Skye.

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