The Bolton Abbey estate has made the decision to close following hundreds of irresponsible Brits flocking to tourist hotspots over the weekend.
Confirming today, March 23, the estate and all facilities will no longer be available to access as the heritage site does its bit towards fighting the current Coronavirus outbreak. The statement reads:
“We will be closing the Estate and all facilities from today (23 March) to help restrict the spread of coronavirus and will not re-open until further notice.
“The health of our visitors, staff and local community is our priority and we encourage you to avoid unnecessary travel and maintain social distancing during these unprecedented times.”
Just this weekend, Scarborough Borough Councillor Guy Coulson was forced to put up a sign just outside of Whitby that read “Go Home Save Lives” due to the sheer amount of visitors ignoring the Government’s pleas to stay inside and stop the spread. The Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Dales has also been forced to speak out, suggesting authorities close the car parks to put people off from visiting.
The spread of COVID-19 continues to rise at a fast pace here in the UK, with 5,683 confirmed cases and 281 related deaths as of 9am March 22.