PEOPLE are being urged to act responsibly and continue following social distancing guidelines.

The plea has been issued by West Yorkshire Prepared, the region’s Local Resilience Forum, after folk have headed out in increasing numbers to enjoy the fine weather.

Co-chairman, Dave Walton, said: “In recent weeks, more people have been out and about visiting popular beauty spots – but everyone needs to continue to be mindful of their actions and follow social distancing rules, to keep individuals and communities safe and help to reduce the spread of the virus.

“We would urge everyone to continue to stay at home as much as possible and enjoy the sunshine in your garden or local parks. However, if you do head out, we would ask that you try to stay local and observe social distancing rules. It’s also worth remembering that in many places, facilities such as toilets, cafes and car parks remain closed.”