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visit to the coast

(12 Posts)
Fennel Mon 01-Mar-21 21:05:52

We live in N. Tyneside and there's a regular bus service to Whitley Bay on the coast about 15 miles away.
Is this illegal?

Blossoming Mon 01-Mar-21 21:10:44

I think if it’s outside your area it’s against the lockdown rules. Some visitors to Blackpool have been turned back this weekend.

Grannybags Mon 01-Mar-21 21:11:55

Essential travel only...

Jaxjacky Mon 01-Mar-21 21:31:05


GagaJo Mon 01-Mar-21 21:37:35

Oooo the NE coast. My favourite is Cambois. Lovely big, long, empty beach.

NellG Mon 01-Mar-21 21:41:34

I understood that we aren't supposed to go more than 6 miles unless it's travel to work etc.

Shandy57 Mon 01-Mar-21 21:47:32

A lot of people are doing it Fennel. I was on my beach yesterday and the people were from Newcastle, 34 miles away.

ginny Mon 01-Mar-21 21:51:46

It is still local area only at the moment .

JaneJudge Mon 01-Mar-21 21:52:44

I'm sure the bus is operating legally so people can go to work or support vulnerable people in their bubble

muse Mon 01-Mar-21 21:52:45


lemsip Mon 01-Mar-21 22:01:54

yes it's illegal. I am 16 miles from the norfolk coast and cannot go there. Stay local means in the vicinity of where you live

Sara1954 Mon 01-Mar-21 22:25:35

Sadly, I think we still have to stay close to home.
We’re about twenty miles from the nearest coast, and on Sunday, a perfect spring day, I would have loved to have gone, but I think we have to wait a while longer.
It’s one of the things I miss most.