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RNLI to still provide lifeguards at beaches

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​Charity is working in anticipation of lockdown lifting

The RNLI hopes to provide a lifeguard service on around 30% of the beaches the charity usually covers this summer, if government guidance allows.

Rollout of the normal seasonal lifeguard service was paused at the end of March due to the measures put in place by the UK government to control the spread of coronavirus.

In anticipation that there may be changes to the lockdown restrictions in the coming weeks and months allowing the public to visit beaches around the UK and Channel Islands, the RNLI has been looking at plans to resume a lifeguard service where possible.

This needs to be consistent with government guidance but the plan is for the service to build in time so that lifeguard patrols reach 70 beaches by peak season. Beaches will be chosen based on risk and popularity.

The RNLI will also look to achieve a geographical spread while making sure the service provided is flexible and sustainable enough to respond to what may be an ever-changing environment.

The RNLI hopes to provide a lifeguard service on around 30% of the beaches the charity usually covers this summer, if government guidance allows.

Rollout of the normal seasonal lifeguard service was paused at the end of March due to the measures put in place by the UK Government to control the spread of coronavirus.

In anticipation that there may be changes to the lockdown restrictions in the coming weeks and months allowing the public to visit beaches around the UK and Channel Islands, the RNLI has been looking at plans to resume a lifeguard service where possible.

This needs to be consistent with government guidance but the plan is for the service to build in time so that lifeguard patrols reach 70 beaches by peak season. Beaches will be chosen based on risk and popularity.

The RNLI will also look to achieve a geographical spread while making sure the service provided is flexible and sustainable enough to respond to what may be an ever-changing environment.

 

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