‘DON’T TRAVEL TO SECOND HOMES OR HOLIDAYS PARKS’ SAYS GOVERNMENT

Islanders have been expressing outrage at ‘Down from London’ visitors and holidaymakers who are continuing to descend on the Isle of Wight – but now the Government has made it clear that this shouldn’t be happening.

Guidance has been issued by the Government tonight (Sunday) for people planning to visit second homes or holiday premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The message is simple – people should avoid travelling unless it is essential. This is a strong recommendation, but not a legal order.

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Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence.

Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk, such as here on the Isle of Wight.

Earlier today it was announced that Parkdean Resorts has closed all 4 of their holiday parks on the Island. The Camping and Caravanning has also closed all of its sites.

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hedger
hedger
1 year ago

They shut the door after the horse has bolted and taken the food from our stores.

Sumeyah Sallam
Sumeyah Sallam
Reply to  hedger
1 year ago

IOWers were doing a good job stripping the stores before you came! They don’t like the competition!

Seriously, I think we all need to calm down.

Bill payer
Bill payer
Reply to  Sumeyah Sallam
1 year ago

Do u live here..the island is full of holidaymakers and second home idiots …bembridge is full of londoners buying bloody barbecues..ferrys are packed …dont come here!!!!…selfish idiots

No one important
No one important
1 year ago

Come on IOW council and Bob Seeley let’s stop this madness and get real with this, essential travel only to and from the Island please!!!!!! PLEASE let’s protect our vulnerable….

Titch
Titch
Reply to  No one important
1 year ago

Stop the Boats now before its to late . Use for Frieght and care staff only. This has gone on for to long and its probaly to late by now. No forward thinking from our MP. We will be overwhelmed over here with just St Mary’s and not enough staff. One Crematorium that can hardly cope normally. How on earth would we move all the body and how will they dispose of so many on this small island.

Golly
Golly
Reply to  Titch
1 year ago

Well said titch! Waste of space hospital we got couldn’t cope anyway let alone with this going on aswell!

Gaynor Symondson
Gaynor Symondson
1 year ago

Although we rely on tourist under the circumstances please stay away

K O
K O
1 year ago

Lockdown will be on its way soon.
Unless people take this seriously.
The won’t happen to me brigade need to wake up and stay 2 m away from people especially in shops and banks but don’t seem to get it.
Lockdown will come but When is up to us people.

Dismus
Dismus
1 year ago

Does that include Seely?

Seay
Seay
1 year ago

Careful you guys, you’ll upset the ‘snowflake’ by telling the truth about the seriousness of this dire virus.

Do what YOU think it right for yourself and family, better to be tried in court, than watch your loved ones being carried out in an emergency coffin.

Those who play this down are creating more problems for the masses and emergency services.

Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
1 year ago

It’s too late to be giving that advice now because it’s already happened. Why oh why were stricter travel restrictions not put in place weeks ago? Argh, I know, MONEY BEFORE LIVES

 

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