‘Parks in part of London are being shut after criticism of large numbers of tourists visiting beaches and beauty spots.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan urged people to “stop social mixing”, saying “people will die” if they don’t.
Authorities in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District asked people to stay away, saying “now is not the time for tourism”.
Mr Khan said people should not leave home “unless you really have to”.
Hammersmith and Fulham council will close parks from Sunday night while the Royal Parks, responsible for Hyde, Regent’s and St James’ Parks, are closing kiosks and cafes.
Roads to outer parks – including Richmond, Bushy and Greenwich Parks – will be closed, with the Royals Parks calling social distancing “absolutely crucial”.
“If people do not follow social distancing guidelines, we will have no choice but to consider closing the parks,” the body said.’