Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority bossies are urging the public to stay home and not to make unnecessary trips to the park.
National Park offices in Bainbridge and Grassington are closed to the public, as are visitor centres and the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.
However, national park car parks, toilets and public rights of way remain with officials saying they are for use by “local people to take exercise and shop for essentials”.
Neil Heseltine, chair of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, said: “The message is clear, stay home, exercise locally, and avoid all unnecessary travel.
“Many people in our communities fall into the most vulnerable category of people. This means:
- No-one should be coming to the national park for recreation or leisure, for example a picnic or a social meeting.
- No-one should travel outside of their local area for exercise.
“Finally, the Yorkshire Dales will be here for us all when this is over. It isn’t going anywhere, and neither should you.
“Please stay home and plan for when local businesses across the Park will be back up and running and delighted to welcome you back.”
The latest COVID-19 guidance for people living and working in the National Park is updated regularly here: https://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/category/covid-19/