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'Don't come to Rutland for a lockdown holiday' says MP

Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns urged people not to come to Rutland for so called “self-isolation holidays” after the Government imposed a lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Alicia Kearns (Con) raised the issue directly with the Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the House of Commons during the Coronavirus Bill debate yesterday (Monday, March 23).

Despite stringent Government guidance, strongly urging families and individuals to protect themselves and others, Mrs Kearns reported her shock at seeing traffic jams for caravan parks and hotels advertising self-isolation holidays while at home in the constituency over the weekend.

Mrs Kearns said: “It is not acceptable for people to be travelling to Rutland when they are meant to be self-isolating or social distancing.

“We are the most beautiful county in the country, but people flooding our area is frankly dangerous as it could bring the virus to our area even quicker and our large number of elderly residents deserve our protection. This is a pandemic, not an early holiday opportunity. The government guidance is clear - stay in your homes.”

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