VISITORS are being told not to come to Brighton.

Brighton and Hove City Council has released a statement telling people not to come to the city amid concerns about social distancing.

In a message to potential visitors, a spokesman said: “We're concerned about the number of people in the city.

“If you're not already here, please don't travel to the city today

“There is limited capacity on public transport

“Large numbers make it impossible to maintain physical distancing.”

Brighton is predicted to be hotter than the Canary Islands today with temperatures soaring to 28C.

The mercury reached a high of 25C yesterday, according to the Met Office, with the hottest conditions at 2pm.

This comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock spoke of fears of a second wave of the disease in the UK.


He said: “I think you can see a second wave starting to roll across Europe and we have got to do everything we can to prevent it from reaching these shores, and tackle it.”

He said the Government was trying to avoid cases being brought back to the UK from places where there has been a big spike in cases, listing Spain as an example.

British tourists returning from Spain are currently required to self-isolate for 14 days.