Humberside Police reacts to PM’s ‘rule of six’

Two schools hit by Covid-19

Humberside Police reacts to PM’s ‘rule of six’

Humberside Police has reacted to strict new rules announced by the Prime Minister yesterday (Wednesday) in a bid to avoid another lockdown as virus cases rise in England.

Boris Johnson set out a new “rule of six” in England, restricting gatherings to a maximum of six people, to be enforced by police able to issue fines or make arrests, after the UK reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases for the fourth consecutive day.

They will come into effect from Monday and apply to gatherings indoors and outdoors, apart from in exempt circumstances.

In response, Humberside Police‘s Assistant Chief Constable Paul Anderson said: “Since the start of the pandemic, I am very pleased to say that the vast majority of people within the Humberside Force area have complied with the laws and guidance set out to protect the NHS and save lives, and I would like to thank everyone for this.

“As the new law limiting gatherings to six people both indoors and outdoors comes into place on Monday, I am confident that our communities will continue to follow the rules and help to limit the spread of the virus.

“Throughout the pandemic, our policing approach has always been to engage with people and explain, providing encouragement to adhere to the rules and as a last resort, use enforcement.

“Our officers out and about in the community will continue to take this approach.

“The virus has not gone away and I do believe that our communities, as ever, will remain vigilant and take the new restrictions seriously, helping to protect each other.”

Newly released figures show Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales saw a total 157 Covid-19 cases treated at its site March to August, while Scunthorpe’s hospital saw 289 cases. There were 36 deaths at Grimsby, compared to 74 at Scunthorpe, over the same period.

Contact Gi Grimsby
Email us:
Follows us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest local stories, breaking news and to join the conversation

Contact Gi Scunthorpe News
Email us: