Welcome back to Eden on the fringe of the Lake District
On 23 June the Government announced changes to the guidelines regarding the tourism and hospitality industry in England.
From 4 July 2020
- The 2m rule will reduce to 1m plus
- People in England will be allowed to meet one other household indoors (subject to social distancing)
- Hotels, B&Bs, campsites, caravan parks, other self-contained accommodation, pubs, restaurants and museums are allowed to open indoor and outdoor services with safety procedures in place
We are really looking forward to welcoming visitors once again to Eden, who can from 4 July come and stay overnight in accordance with government guidelines. There are so many opportunities to re explore the great outdoors whether on foot, or by bike or on the water. The new COVID secure government guidelines have now been published and our businesses are working incredibly hard to ensure they will be able to welcome you safely as well as keeping their staff safe.
As we wait for the 4 July and the changes to come into effect, we would remind you that the current guidelines continue to remain in place:
Government guidelines state that people can "exercise outside as many times each day as they wish" and that 'people may drive to outdoor publicly accessible open spaces irrespective of distance, so long as they respect social distancing guidance while they are there'. People must observe the two metre rule and can only be out alone, with household members or one other person not from the household, or in a group of six people (whilst observing social distancing.)
Within Eden it is important to remember that many tourism businesses including accommodation, and sit-in eating places remain closed. No visitors are permitted to stay overnight in any form of accommodation which includes second homes and caravan and camping. A number of our attractions and shops are starting to open and have introduced COVID secure measures. Our webpage Make the most of your visit to Eden and plan ahead includes useful information about your visit.
We would ask that both visitors and local communities are respectful to each other and follow the Respect guidance set out below:
Respect our local communities
- Be considerate and don't do things that increase the risk or cause problems for local people, particularly the vulnerable: avoid using paths through farmers' yards; keep your dog on a lead and take your litter home
- Plan ahead and avoid busy places: use saferlakes.co.uk to park safely and considerately and avoid the more popular destinations
- Bring your own food and drink to avoid pressure on local shops
- Consider the lack of toilet and washing facilities and don't behave in an anti-social manner
- Respect the risk
- Cumbria continues to record new cases of the virus every day and the threat has not gone away
- Don't take risks on the fells, on the water or on the roads. Stay within the limits of your ability and equipment at all times
- If you get into trouble help may take longer to arrive and you will put unnecessary additional pressure on local health and emergency workers as well as volunteer mountain rescue and coastal rescue services
- Respect the rules
- Observe all the Government's social distancing rules
- No overnight stays, no camping, no visiting second homes
- Avoid crowds
- Wash your hands regularly
Please ensure that if you decide to come you will adhere to the Government guidelines.