rohan wrote:Listen to the locals, they DO NOT WANT PEOPLE bringing the virus. This would be worse for them than economic consequences.
It was after talking to locals in the Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland Dales (not Eigg) that I wrote my post. They are doing everything they can do by sanitising everywhere, keeping customers apart in cafes and asking for contactless payments. We in return, keep our distance from them, keep washing and sanitising and don't pay for anything with cash. They made a point of telling us how grateful they were for our custom and asked us to tell others.
I wasn't sure originally about visiting the dales for walking, but I believe that as long as both locals and visitors keep to stringent hygiene rules, visitors will be welcomed.
Of course, this only applies to sensible folk who are prepared to accept whatever the locals want.
Also, Forestry England and National Parks are also making it known that visitors are welcome too.