last updated: 15.05.2020
The Council took the decision in March to close some of its car parks and public toilets to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The Council are aware of the Government guidance which now allows people to travel to exercise. However, there remains the danger that people congregating in one area will encourage the virus to spread and pose a greater risk to residents and visitors. Therefore, the decision has been taken that the car parks and public toilets at the coast and our beauty spots will remain closed to lessen this risk.
This situation will be reviewed regularly and it’s hoped residents and visitors will be able to enjoy our beautiful coastline and countryside safely as soon as possible.
THE FOLLOWING CAR PARKS WILL REMAIN CLOSED:
Majuba Road in Redcar;
The Coast Road car park between Redcar and Marske;
The Pier and Cat Nab car parks in Saltburn;
Guisborough Forest and Walkway;
Flatts Lane Country Park;
The council-owned car parks in Newton Under Roseberry and Cowbar.
OTHER CLOSURES IN PLACE
• The Palace Hub
• Redcar Beacon
• Gisborough Priory
• Kirkleatham Museum and grounds
• Saltburn Cliff Tramway
• Tuned In!
• Winkies Castle
• Kirkleatham Owl Centre
• Guisborough Museum
• Ormesby Hall including garden and parkland.
• Zetland Lifeboat Museum
• All ‘Everyone Active’ leisure centres (Eston, Guisborough, Loftus, Redcar & Saltburn)
• Redcar Racecourse, racing currently suspended
All libraries throughout the borough are closed – A book delivery service is available vulnerable and housebound residents. This will be done with the one of the Council’s electric vans with books being delivered directly to people’s doorsteps. These residents will be contacted individually.
The Council is encouraging people to download the ‘Borrow Box’ app – visit borrowbox.com. Residents will need their library card number and PIN number which they can access by telephoning 01642 774774 as an alternative way of borrowing books.
The situation will remain under regular review and we will share updates with you here as and when.
The latest from Visit Britain/Visit England
Visit England has published a dedicated page on its Business Advice Hub to help tourism businesses quickly access information and support during COVID-19. You will find signposts to the latest Government health advice, how to manage staff, cleaning guidance and financial support available to tourism businesses.
Support for businesses in the cultural sector
Arts Council England have released information on the emergency measures and funding they have put in place for organisations and individuals working in the cultural sector. For more information about the emergency measures and the funds visit: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19
Support for sports organisations
Funding is available for sport / activity groups to help them in the current climate. Please visit the Sport England website for details.