Following the revised Government guidance issued on Monday, Tendring Council has been considering the use of Beach Huts across the District, after receiving a significant number of enquiries from associations and local people. After consulting with Essex Police, as long as users are conforming to social distancing guidelines, they will not be subject to any enforcement. With that in mind, the following guidance will be issued to Beach Hut Associations and those requesting information:
Guidance to Beach Hut Owners
If you are considering using beach huts following the revised Government guidance issued on 11 May in relation to Covid-19, you must ensure the following points are adhered to:
- Any use of beach huts must comply with social distancing rules and Government guidance to only mix with those from your own household – or one member of another household;
- A minimum of a two-metre distance between you and other beach hut owners and/or seafront users must be maintained at all times;
- Promenades and pathways must not be obstructed with seating or equipment and a minimum of a 2m clearance must be maintained with other seafront users;
- Please be aware that fines may be issued to those not adhering to the guidance.
Further to this, TDC staff and police will be making patrols next week to provide advice to beach hut owners if required.
Assistant Director Economic Growth and Leisure
Place and Economy
Tendring District Council