Police caught between town and country over “drive to exercise” Covid-19 rules

Posted By on 22nd April 2020

By Peter Tremayne The difficulty of consistent policing during the Covid-19 lockdown has been thrown into sharp relief by a call from the Rural Crime Network for a change to…

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  1. Let’s look at some of the basics – Surfers are used to surfing in groups & avoiding contact. They are generally a fit bunch of people. They also like to surf throughout the winter – frequently in challenging conditions. These local winter surfers also tend to know the local rips and tides. The RNLI beach lifeguards (to which I contribute), are both absent in the winter months & not necessarily present on all beaches in the summer. Surfers are often in situations where they have to look after each other – it is the less experienced, and of course those that only visit Cornwall in the summer & likely to need managed beaches that need such molly codling (?). & because of lockdown, these amateurs are not in Cornwall.


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