PUBLISHED: 00:10, Sun, Aug 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 00:10, Sun, Aug 2, 2020
Due to the coronavirus crisis far more people than usual are taking their holidays in the UK. Last month the Government announced any Britons who travel to Spain, a popular holiday destination, will have to quarantine for 14 days.
On Friday, the hottest day of the year with temperatures hitting 37.8C at Heathrow Airport, saw even bigger numbers flock to the coast.
Speaking to the BBC Claire Harris, a 37-year-old St Ives resident, said she’d banned her children from the town’s harbour and main shopping areas due to the number of people.
She claimed the influx had left her “too scared to go food shopping” for fear of picking up the virus.
This view was supported by Vicky White from Newyln who said she now feels “uneasy” about leaving the house with her two young children.
Cornish holiday resorts have seen a big influx of holidaymakers (Image: GETTY)
Surfers enjoying themselves on a Cornish beach (Image: GETTY)
Other residents also said the mass of people had made them fearful of going to the shops.
However, the opinion wasn’t universal as Adrienne Munday, who owns a small business in Mousehole, insisted the situation had been “dramatized”.
She added most locals were pleased the tourist seasons was finally underway amidst global economic turbulence.
According to Kim Conchie, chief executive of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, 25-28 percent of Cornwall’s income each year comes from tourism.
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Friday was the hottest day Britain has seen so far this year (Image: