The UK’s Environment Secretary, George Eustice, warned that the Government has the power to go back to a ‘partial lockdown’ if necessary, despite being ‘reluctant’ to do so.
It comes as thousands have flocked to beaches and beauty spots on Thursday – the hottest day of the year so far – prompting a major incident to be declared in Bournemouth.
He reminded the public to ‘exercise their common sense and keep their distance.’
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Mr Eustice added that he went to Bournemouth beach a few weeks ago and saw people following social distancing rules.
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