Alliance Causeway Councillor Chris McCaw has urged people to stay away from the Causeway Coast area over Easter to help combat Coronavirus.
Councillor McCaw said: “The Causeway Coast is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland and attracts many thousands of visitors over the Easter period. This Easter, the experts expect us to be at the peak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, so I am calling for people to stay at home and not visit us.
“The Causeway Coast and Glens area currently has the lowest level of confirmed Coronavirus infections in Northern Ireland and we want to keep it that way. I have been contacted by many people who are very concerned about it spreading in our area and we all have a role to play in stopping the spread of this infection.
“The Government has introduced the Health Protection Regulations, which state a person responsible for carrying on a business consisting of the provision of holiday accommodation must cease to carry on that business during the emergency period. This includes hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks and self catering accommodation. The Council has closed its holiday parks across the Borough, so caravan owners cannot access their accommodation.
“If you own a holiday home in the Borough, please do not visit.
“I would urge everyone to follow the advice from the medical experts and stay at home to save lives.”