It’s going to be an Easter like none of us has ever seen before – but when Devon and Cornwall reopens our region will be ready to welcome the world once more
For the first time in history the tourist honeypots of Devon and Cornwall are doing their best to stop visitors, second home owners and daytrippers from flooding the South West over the Easter weekend.
“Do not come – how dare you put yourself before the lives of others.”
Tourism bosses, emergency service leaders and public figures from across the two counties have spoken with one voice and the message is strong and clear: “Do not come – how dare you put yourself before the lives of others.”
The stark message despite the loss of millions in tourist revenue is that the beaches and beautiful scenery will still be here after the pandemic – but some of our loved ones may not.
It comes after CornwallLive, DevonLive and PlymouthLive launched the #comebacklater campaign calling for people not to travel to the two counties until it is safe to do so. Our campaign has already won the backing of MPs, tourism bodies and Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Pressure is now mounting as the number of lives lost across the two counties continues to grow.
Original publication 6 April, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 8th April 2020
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