Burnham-On-Sea seafront shelters taped off

New social distancing measures have been introduced at public toilets on Burnham-On-Sea seafront and at Apex Park, while some public outdoor seating has also been taped off by Sedgemoor District Council as a safety precaution.

As the Bank Holiday weekend gets underway, the seating in several shelters on Burnham’s Esplanade and at Marine Cove have been taped off by the council, as pictured here.

It was felt by the council that the public could be putting themselves by being potentially being less than the recommended 2 metres apart.

Council spokeswoman Claire Faun confirmed: “The seats within shelters on the Esplanade are taped off to encourage social distancing in line with the Government’s direction. There are other benches available.”

Meanwhile, new social distancing signage was introduced on Friday at the public toilets on Burnham seafront, pictured below, to ensure users to maintain their safety.

Claire adds: “Council owned-toilets on The Esplanade and at Apex Park in Highbridge are open and there is signage to remind people to socially distance if queuing.”

It comes as the council urge would-be visitors to stay away to avoid the risk of spreading Covid-19.


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