The Yorkshire Coast features in a series of videos which North Yorkshire County Council have released as part of their unlock summer campaign.
The messages encourage people to carry on sticking to the rules to unlock the benefits of each next step in the Government's road map.
The interviews with members of the public feature seaside backdrops and talk about the benefits of getting back outdoors.
Unlock Summer - Whitby
"Threre's still a pandemic going on and although there is a sense of normality coming back to our lives we still have to remember it's still there because we don't want another peak again." We all want to get back to living restriction free. The more we stick to the rules now, the quicker we can achieve that. Let’s unlock summer together. #KeepGoingNorthYorkshire Find #coronavirus help and support at www.northyorks.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-informationPosted by North Yorkshire County Council on Friday, May 14, 2021
Louise Wallace, North Yorkshire’s Director of Public Health said :
“The campaign is a friendly reminder to us all about what we need to do to build on the freedoms we have unlocked so far, so that we can enjoy the summer as normally as possible,”
The interviews with members of the public also talk about how nice it is to be able to visit the coast again.
Unlock Summer - Whitby
"All of our favourite places around Whitby are just going to be nice to go into and meet with friends. Be able to relax and meet with friends like we used to do." We all want to get back to living restriction free. The more we stick to the rules now, the quicker we can achieve that. Let’s unlock summer together. #KeepGoingNorthYorkshire Find #coronavirus help and support at www.northyorks.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-informationPosted by North Yorkshire County Council on Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Local Businesses are backing the Unlock Summer campaign.
Karen Mortimer is co-owner of Sandside Café in Sandsend, which has welcomed customers outdoors since the previous easing of restrictions on 12 April.
“People have been ready to come out, they want to come out, they are ready to socialise. They want to chat to us and we are keen to see them.
“We are looking forward to giving particularly some of our older customers the opportunity to come indoors. I think when people can be indoors more will want to come.
“We would ask customers to be patient, to follow the guidelines and to understand that our staff are only doing what is best for customers and for the business.”
Staff at North Yorkshire Water Park, on the A170 near Wykeham, are enjoying seeing visitors once again taking part in the many activities it offers, including swimming, kayaking, cycling and walking.
General manager Gareth Davies said:
“Welcoming people back is one of the best things. You can see the joy on their faces. They are over the moon to do something and that gives us a buzz.
“You hear the laughter, the screams of enjoyment when they are jumping into the water. We are seeing again familiar faces that have been using the lake for many years. It’s good to catch up. You are building those relationships again and it’s brilliant.”
"It's really difficult being at home & staring at the same four walls. It's nice to come down to the beach & just have a bit of fun."— North Yorkshire CC (@northyorkscc) May 12, 2021
Let’s follow the Covid roadmap so we can unlock summer & be with family and friends.#KeepGoingNorthYorkshire pic.twitter.com/pKBE6OpfeV
"The biggest thing is getting out here, getting the fresh air, walking the beach. The whole relaxing atmosphere. That's what we've really missed."— North Yorkshire CC (@northyorkscc) May 13, 2021
Warmer weather is on the way.
Let’s stick to the rules so we can unlock summer together.#KeepGoingNorthYorkshire pic.twitter.com/TDnyzTPy2c