Anyone ‘flouting the rules’ in Tier 3 South Yorkshire will be fined
Written by Rother Radio News on 21/10/2020
South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has warned that there will be enforcement for those who “wilfully flout” the new coronavirus rules.
From Saturday those living in South Yorkshire will not be able to mix with people outside of their household or support bubble in any indoor setting or private garden.
Pubs and bars that do not serve a “substantial meal” will also have to close as well as betting shops, casinos, adult gaming centres and soft play areas.
But Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire Dr Alan Billings has warned that there should be “no doubt” that there will be an enforcement of the rules.
He said: “If going into Tier 3 is necessary to stop the relentless spread of coronavirus, then the police will have a role in enforcing the new restrictions, for all our sakes.
“Having spoken to the Chief Constable and senior officers, I have no doubt that they will continue to do this in a proportionate way, but we should be in no doubt that there will be enforcement activity if people wilfully flout the law.
“Of course, the police cannot be everywhere all the time.
“It is essential, therefore, that we all play our part.
“Equally, the government need to understand that people will continue to observe the rules as long as they feel that what is being proposed is not just reactive but part of a longer term strategy to defeat the virus.
“How the Tier 3 restrictions fit into that strategy needs careful, constant and consistent explanation.
“I want the police in South Yorkshire to continue to play a positive and supportive role in all our communities during what will be a very hard time for many people.
“So far they have maintained public confidence and there is every reason to suppose this will continue. I want them to remain a force for good.”