Camber Sands: Police issue warning that large groups will be turned away from one of the closest beaches to London

Police have issued a no-nonsense warning that large groups will be turned away from one of the most popular beaches within easy reach of London this weekend.

Local officers who patrol Camber Sands, in East Sussex, have got wind of plans for an “organised event” at the beach on Sunday (August 9).

But any large gatherings have been outlawed in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Only last week visitors were turned away from the beach after it quickly became “full” and left local roads gridlocked.
This afternoon (Thursday, August 6) Rother Police announced on Facebook: “We have been made aware of plans for an organised event at Camber Sands beach this Sunday.

“This event has not been granted the relevant permission from Rother District Council or Sussex Police and will not be supported.

Under current Government guidance in relation to Covid-19, it is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place in a public outdoor space without the completion of an appropriate risk assessment that has taken into account all risks, including Covid-19 restrictions, in full.

“Any event of more than 30 people, without agreement from the police and the local authority, will not be allowed to go ahead.

“Anyone who has bought a ticket for an event at Camber should contact the event organiser and ask for a refund.

“Following this guidance is crucial in order to do your bit to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.”

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