POLICE are urging the public to stay away from busy beaches this weekend.

They said the number of visitors last weekend was "concerning" and suggested people find somewhere a little less busy to go.

A spokesman said this morning: "The crowds on our beaches last weekend were concerning. We must all do our bit to stop the spread of Covid-19. If the place you take your daily exercise is busy, please find somewhere else local to go, or maybe try a different time.

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"It isn’t ideal, but it can help us all stay safe."

For more guidance go to dorset.police.uk/covid-19.../covid-19-faqs/