Thames Valley Police ready for new COVID-19 rules from Monday

11/09/2020

“we ask that everyone takes personal responsibility so police involvement is a last resort”

New rules to help stop the spread of coronavirus come into force on Monday and Thames Valley Police have told us how they plan to implement them.

The new measures mean people here can only meet in groups as long as the group contains six or less people.   The rule applies both indoors and outdoors.

Thames Valley Police say that those that choose to congregate in larger groups will be dispersed and could be fined or even arrested.

Assistant Chief Constable Christian Bunt said: “Preventing the spread of coronavirus is a shared effort and we at Thames Valley Police will play our part.

“The new rules coming into place on Monday are very clear and we hope that all members of the public follow them.

“Our officers will be in the community engaging, explaining and encouraging people to follow the regulations. We will disperse groups of more than six people and will issue fines to those who refuse to comply.

“However, there are a range of enforcement options at our disposal, and this does not always involve fines being issued.

“Members of the public can expect to see officers out on patrol but we ask that everyone takes personal responsibility so police involvement is a last resort”.


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