Enjoy the Bank Holiday – but remember to stay safe

Published Thursday, 27 August 2020

People in Coventry are being asked to remember the stay safe and social distancing measures as they enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.

With a three day weekend for many and the end of the school holidays, it is traditionally a time when the city centre and local attractions and green spaces are busier than usual.

Many venues have recently re-opened their doors after lockdown, but residents are being reminded that they must still stay safe – to protect themselves and their loved ones. The message is going out to communities across the West Midlands.

Council Leader Cllr George Duggins, said: “The August Bank Holiday is always a great time of year and a chance for people to get out and about before the summer ends. And we also recognise that this is the first real bank holiday since New Year’s Day, as Easter, Whitsun and the May/VE Day holidays all fell victim to lockdown.

“Many of our attractions, such as our museums and restaurants, are now open and are ready to welcome visitors – but I would urge everyone to do so safely and follow national guidelines and health advice.

“We want people to have fun and enjoy everything our wonderful city has to offer, but people’s wellbeing is always our number one priority in everything we do. The guidelines are there for our safety and they are easy to follow – it just takes a little bit of extra time and effort and that is a small price to pay.”

People are being reminded to wash their hands, wear face coverings wherever possible, keep 2m apart from others and get tested if they have symptoms.

They should also follow advice over social gatherings, including:

  • Do not socialise indoors in groups of more than two households – this includes when dining out or going to the pub
  • Do not socialise outdoors in a group of more than six people from different households

Pubs, shops, restaurants and other venues are also being reminded to follow guidelines and help to keep people safe.

All the latest advice is available on this website.

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