Hastings Borough Council is cautiously welcoming visitors to the town once again from 4 July 2020, providing they respect the town, and follow government guidance and social distancing.

Kevin Boorman, manager of 1066 Country Marketing, the local private/public sector tourism marketing partnership, added,

“We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors again, whilst stressing that it still isn’t business as usual. We are asking visitors to respect, protect, and enjoy. Respect our local communities, any specific guidelines our partners have put in place, and respect our wildlife; protect yourself and others, by taking sensible precautions, and protect the environment and the landscape; and enjoy getting off the beaten track, if everyone heads to the same hotspot it is impossible to stay socially distanced.

“The last thing any of us want is a return to full lockdown, so please bear with us, and our attractions and accommodation providers, as we work together to make your visit safe and enjoyable.”

Cllr Kim Forward, leader of the council, said “Our priority throughout this pandemic has been keeping residents safe and supporting businesses. We now feel we can cautiously welcome visitors back to our town and we expect everyone, whether they are people who live here or visitors, to follow social distancing and respect the guidelines we have put in place to ensure their safety.

“Our community has come together over the last few months to support each another and to work to keep us all as safe as possible and we know that we’ve had a relatively low infection rate since the pandemic started. We want this to continue so that our town stays safe and we do everything we can to ensure we don’t have a spike in COVID-19 cases.”

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From 4 July 2020


Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea