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UK: Thousands pack Brighton beach despite pandemic as heatwave hits Britain05:00

UK: Thousands pack Brighton beach despite pandemic as heatwave hits Britain

United Kingdom, Brighton
August 9, 2020 at 20:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of sun-lovers descended on the beach in Brighton on Sunday, failing to maintain social distancing measures as the UK was hit by a heatwave on the weekend.

Beachgoers were seen occupying every inch of sand, disregarding hygiene and safety measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

"It is quite selfish and there is not a community [feeling], people don't see the bigger picture of how it impacts other people" said a person visiting Brighton from Manchester.

"I think some people have kind of forgotten why we are where we are. They think we had the lockdown, we've come out of it and it's all done and dusted," commented a local resident.

"I think people should still keep a distance. You know like, some of these people are too close, or if they are families, that's fine. But I would say some of them are too close," said Wendy, a beachgoer, before adding that "it's very hard to keep people away from the sea in a day like."

UK: Thousands pack Brighton beach despite pandemic as heatwave hits Britain05:00
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Thousands of sun-lovers descended on the beach in Brighton on Sunday, failing to maintain social distancing measures as the UK was hit by a heatwave on the weekend.

Beachgoers were seen occupying every inch of sand, disregarding hygiene and safety measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

"It is quite selfish and there is not a community [feeling], people don't see the bigger picture of how it impacts other people" said a person visiting Brighton from Manchester.

"I think some people have kind of forgotten why we are where we are. They think we had the lockdown, we've come out of it and it's all done and dusted," commented a local resident.

"I think people should still keep a distance. You know like, some of these people are too close, or if they are families, that's fine. But I would say some of them are too close," said Wendy, a beachgoer, before adding that "it's very hard to keep people away from the sea in a day like."

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