keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
What can I do now that I couldn’t do before?
spend time outdoors – for example sitting and enjoying the fresh air, picnicking, or sunbathing
meet one other person from a different household outdoors – following social distancing guidelines
exercise outdoors as often as you wish – following social distancing guidelines
use outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a tennis or basketball court, or golf course – with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart
go to a garden centre
What can’t I do?
visit friends and family in their homes
exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool
use an outdoor gym or playground
visit a private or ticketed attraction
gather in a group of more than two (excluding members of your own household), except for a few specific exceptions set out in law (for work, funerals, house moves, supporting the vulnerable, in emergencies and to fulfil legal obligations)
The National Trust has reopened some coast and countryside car parks. The houses and gardens and ticketed events remain closed.
An online booking system has been introduced to help manage visitor numbers and maintain safe distancing. You will need to book a car park space if you intend to visit the area.
Norfolk: Blickling Hall
You will need to book ahead to use this car park. The House and cafe remain closed. All visitors MUST book a ticket ahead of their visit, including members. Members can park for free, but must bring their membership card with them. Anyone without a pre-booked car parking space will be turned away. Due to limited spaces, please only book once a week to allow others the chance to visit.
Norfolk: Felbrigg Hall
The House, garden, tea room and shop continue to be closed. The car park is open fo you to enjoy the wider estate. You MUST book a car park ticket in advance. Anyone without a pre-booked space will be turned away.
The Broads Authority: guidance
Stay safe and visit responsibly, follow these 4 steps if visiting the Broads
1/ check local government guidance before you visit, no overnight stays are permitted
2/ Plan ahead, find out which facilities are open
3/ Maintain social distancing at all times, particularly access points and footpaths, please be kind and considerate to our local communities.
4/ Wash your hands before and after using footpath gates, water points or any other item.
Norfolk County Council advice:
Coronavirus is still with us, keep safe when outside, protect Norfolk.
Stay home as much as possible
If you do go out, try to avoid popular spots and crowded places
Wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where social distancing is not possible.
Use hand gel after touching surfaces others have touched.
Wash your hands the moment you get home.
HM Coastguard advice
Remember: if you visit the beach, there may not be any lifeguards present during this time.
This information comes from the Coastguard Rescue Team at Barton and was published last weekend, 17th May 2020.
“We have all seen the new Government guidelines allowing people to visit our beaches, and also be allowed to take part in boating, swimming and other sea-based activities, this comes at a time where at the moment lifeguards are not on the beaches helping to keep people safe, plus the local Coast Watch are not operating.
Over the weekend the Bacton Coastguard Rescue Team will be out keeping an eye on our beaches, but please remember, if you do decide to visit the sea it has lots of hidden dangers, tides that can catch you out, rip tides when swimming, very cold water at this time of the year, slippery rocks and not forgetting our cliffs that are unstable.
Please stay safe this weekend, if you do see danger call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.