Frustration as 20 Covid fines issued this weekend
Twenty people have been issued with Covid FPNs for breaching regulations on the weekend.
The groups were dispersed, and 20 people were issued with fixed penalty notices.
Authorities are continuing to urge people to stick to Covid restrictions and help stop the spread of the virus.
Inspector Sarah Constantine said:
“This was a blatant breach of Covid regulations.
“Eleven months on and back into a national lockdown, the rules are really clear and so it is frustrating that we still have a small number of completely defiant and irresponsible people who have no regard for the safety of themselves or others.
“While we are still following our 4 E model of engage, explain, encourage and only using enforcement as a last resort, officers are not getting into a debate or discussion with these people about what the rules are or whether they are necessary.
“We’re taking a common sense approach, applying discretion and judgement when engaging with the public. But common sense would dictate that any gatherings of this nature are not acceptable.”
It is unclear how much the rule-breakers were each fined.