Stop people leaving counties during lockdown

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Dorset was the third lowest county of coronavirus deaths. Currently, we have only experienced 142 deaths as a whole. A third of our population is over 65 years old so therefore isolating. In two weeks time these people are meant to be due to finish and to be allowed to start going out.

However, since the lockdown restrictions have been lifted we have seen an influx of people visiting our beaches. Initially, the toilets and car parks were shut to try and limit people travelling. Consequently, this led to people defecating in public and parking dangerously so are now re open.

In the last week alone we have seen a truly heartbreaking forest fire which destroyed over 200 football pitches of forest. This forest contained some of the rarest species within the UK. We have also seen a fatal accident at Durdle door which resulted in zero social distancing. One afternoon alone the fire brigade put out 16 BBQ fires on Studland beach. On the 30th May there was 13 tonnes of rubbish left behind for volunteers and Council workers to collect. I know this may be people who are from Dorset but I hope the people of Dorset respect their beautiful historic countryside and coastlines. I also hope they care about their elderly community so do not break lockdown and risk the rate of infection of coronavirus increasing.

I know this a highly unrealistic end goal but even if it does not bring around change at least spread awareness. The public are ignoring our pleas, our road closures and our amazing social distancing. Everyone wants to be able to enjoy there time outside but when it is safe to do so. This will bring about a second wave, the science is already showing the risk of this.

I have had people reach out to me from other counties experiencing the same issues. We do not want people travelling and increasing our r rate. The south west has now got the fastest increasing infection rate.

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