East Londonderry MLA Maurice Bradley has appealed to the public to continue to follow the ‘Stay at Home’ advice.
The Coleraine based MLA said he is anxious about this coming weekend, given the fact that people from across Northern Ireland traditionally make their way to the North Coast for the Easter weekend.
Bradley said: ” As we enter the second week of a projected peak period, it is vital that social distancing is maintained.
I know it is very difficult to keep away from family, from grandchildren and friends, but it is vital that we all stay at home,” said the Coleraine based MLA.
“On the North Coast we are blessed with some of the world’s best scenery and walks, but please do not put yourself and others at risk.
“Stay at home, do not visit your caravan or second home, it really is not worth it, your health and the health of others is much more important. All of these beautiful places will still be here when we get over this pandemic – now is not the time to visit.
“I am calling on the PSNI to continue their patrols at our popular tourist spots, and I thank them for their efforts to date.
“I would also like to thank Coast and Glens Borough Council for taking the initiative of closing car parks close to popular walking spots and beaches.
“The message is very simple, Stay at home, Stay Safe,” said Bradley