Brits urged to call police on neighbours taking Easter breaks in Covid lockdown

Brits living near AirBnbs have been urged to call the police on travellers staying overnight at properties over Easter bank holiday weekend.

Lockdown restrictions eased for the first time this week, allowing people to meet up with six people, or two households, outside.

People aren’t allowed inside other people’s homes however, and overnight stays in AirBnbs are banned until at least April 12.

From this date, households will be allowed to visit self-catered accommodation domestically.

Tourism chiefs in Devon have told locals to report anyone who visits the area to police as it is "still illegal" to travel miles away from home.

Sally Everton, director of Visit Devon, said "all" she saw were cars with "surfboards on the roof" while driving on the A30.

Ms Everton said thinks people were either coming to the area to "get their surfboards waxed or serviced" or "they're looking for some waves."

She added that she's "quite disappointed" with the evident display of people flouting the law.

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Ms Everton said: "Coming up on the A30 yesterday, all I saw was cars with surfboards on the roof.

"Either they’re going to get their surfboards waxed or serviced, or they’re looking for some waves.

"I’m quite disappointed because people will flout the law."

The director also urged locals in the area to "report it to the police" if they know an "Airbnb that has been occupied" over the weekend.

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She said: "What we need is an enforcement notice from the Government to say that while people can move around, they should stay local and to still minimise travel.

"If you know there’s somebody in their second home or there’s an Airbnb that has been occupied, we’d encourage them to report it to the police."

Brits tasted for the first time on Monday 29 March after being locked up at home for four months in the UK's second national lockdown.

Revellers were spotted in parks all over the country, with things appearing to get a little out of hand in Nottingham where boys were spotted peeing in bushes, climbing trees and brawling.

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