The RNLI has issued a warning to potential beachgoers ahead of the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend, saying that it will have no lifeguards on any beaches due to coronavirus restrictions.

Beaches are expected to be busier due to the good weather and the easing of some lockdown measures.

The RNLI said it won't have any lifeguards on the 248 beaches it normally covers.

It's now warning people to take precautions when at the beach.

  • Plan Ahead - Check the weather forecast, tide times and pay attention to local hazard signage

  • Keep a close eye on your family members on the beach and in the water

  • Don't use inflatables

  • Don't allow your family to swim alone

Last year RNLI lifeguards aided more than 29,000 people on UK beaches.

They also had to rescue 346 people in incidents involving inflatables.