Coronavirus round up: Parks close and Greggs shuts up shop

Members of the public have ignored warnings to stay away from crowded places.

Sign: Trailer urges visitors that coronavirus is not code for a holiday.
Sign: Trailer urges visitors that coronavirus is not code for a holiday.

As another week begins, the overwhelming response to members of the public who decided to visit parks and beauty spots despite advice over social distancing has been one of anger.

National Trust for Scotland, Stirling Council and the Cairngorm National Park have spoken out over overwhelming numbers of people who flocked to their sites as the sun shone over the weekend.

While social distancing advice has indicated that people should not travel unless absolutely necessary, car parks were jammed with those looking to enjoy the sunshine while gathering in groups. 

In response, sites have closed their car parks and facilities to try and deter people from congregating together. 

Stay away from the sea

Similarly, the Coastguard said it received high numbers of call outs over the weekend, with people trying to spend time outside by the seaside.

Their message is the same, to stay away from the coast and to stop putting emergency workers in harm’s way by potentially exposing them to coronavirus. 

More stores close

Following in McDonald’s footsteps, which will close all of it’s stores today, Greggs has also announced it will be closing its bakeries for the foreseeable future. 

Department store Debenhams will close as will Next, which was due to host an in-store sale. 

Coronavirus is not a holiday

With some seeing the advice to stay home as a holiday, one furious member of the public has painted a sign on the back of a trailer in Glencoe warning people not to visit the area during the pandemic.

The sign read: ‘Go home please, a pandemic is not code for holiday’.

In other hopeful news…

Brewdog will be using their trucks to do home deliveries of school lunches to those in isolation in their local communities. 

A group of midwives have sung a cover of a Lewis Capaldi song to demonstrate social distancing for a fun yet message-driven video.

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