Gordon Watson, Chief Executive of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority said: “As we approach the bank holiday weekend, we would normally be welcoming visitors to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park to enjoy the splendours of Spring.
“However, in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s more important that everyone stays safe by staying home and ensuring that they stay local for exercise.
“Getting outside to get fresh air has never been more important, but if we’re to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) it is crucial that people who want to exercise don’t leave their local area and maintain at least 2 metre (6 feet) distance from others at all times, even outdoors. The risks of spreading the virus in the countryside are the same as in cities and towns.”
“We know it’s incredibly tempting but this is not the time to be getting in a car to drive somewhere beyond your local area. The National Park and all it has to offer will be waiting to welcome you in safer times. Until then, we urge everyone to stay safe, stay well and stay local.”