Following the Government’s announcement on new restrictions this week, Keep Britain Tidy and LOVEmyBEACH have decided we will not be supporting litter picks and beach cleans in mixed groups from different households in Lancashire.
We will continue to support volunteers litter picking in family groups, support bubbles or on your own.
Since we resumed beach cleans in June, we have been operating in small groups of 6 and maintaining 2m social distancing requirements. Some groups are still not operating at this capacity and have been volunteering independently. Other groups which are not insured with LOVEmyBEACH are also operating independently and it falls to these groups to make a decision on group beach cleans.
It is not against the law to meet in groups outdoors, but given higher levels of infections, it is the advice of the Director of Public Health in Lancashire not to mix between households.
We strongly advise all beach clean groups to follow Government and LOVEmyBEACH advice and refrain from going out in groups outside of your own household or support bubble.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep up-to-date with the latest Government advice. We will inform you of any changes going forward.
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