Many, many people have suffered from the Covid-19 outbreak. There are those who have lost their battle with the disease, those left jobless and others who have been isolated.

It has had negative impacts on so many folk across society, but last weekend across the Lake District we began to see a few positives re-emerge from the dark virus shadows.

Businesses have been able to gradually open their doors since the start of July. Sales have quite obviously been down for many retailers, but last weekend was the busiest many shop owners have experienced since the crisis struck.

A number of businessmen and women have reported an increase in tourism, with day trippers and walkers flocking to the area and spending money in local shops.

Many have never had to endure the tough financial hardship that Covid is presenting, so the weekend's ray of sun shine is hopefully a sign of things to come for the rest of the summer.

It is great to see high streets and busier than they have been, but that positive weekend vibe from business owners was counteracted somewhat on Wednesday, when the UK fell into its first recession in 11 years.

But as more people come back out and get the confidence to go about their everyday lives again, hopefully the area's business owners will enjoy more fruitful weekends before the bad weather hits and the nights draw in.

But as we keep being told through government advertising and messages from ministers, this virus has not gone away and people still need to remain vigilant.

There is a balance to be struck, and judging by the sounds business owners are making, that balance seems to have been found by many people, between their health and helping the economy.

Tourism brings a great boost to the area for a host businesses including pubs, cafes, hotels and food vendors.

But it can also cause unsavoury sights like the ones around the Lakes, where images have shown rubbish and litter left in different areas.

The people who are coming to the Lake District are helping the area, but then a small minority are letting themselves down by failing to complete the simple task of putting rubbish in a bin.

Don't be one of those.