COVID19: Norfolk Police urge public to stay home and stay safe this weekend
Norfolk police have urged the public to adhere to the government guidelines to stay home and stay safe this weekend.
With warm weather forecast over the weekend, there will be people who would normally take the opportunity to visit beauty spots and coastal areas; however, Norfolk police are reminding local communities to adhere to the government guidelines around essential travel.
Assistant Chief Constable Julie Wvendth said: “We understand that people will want to go outside to enjoy the warm weather predicted for the weekend; however, Norfolk Police will continue to ensure government guidelines around social distancing are adhered to. Our focus continues to be to reassure, inform and engage with people so they understand why these restrictions are in place.
“Please only travel if your journey is essential. It is not regarded as essential travel to drive to beauty spots or parks to walk or exercise - or to travel to second homes and holiday homes.
“We will always try to disperse people rather than use enforcement but officers will act against those who choose to break the rules and disregard these measures, and put people's lives at risk.
“We understand that people may have second homes across Norfolk but we urge you not to travel to them and to stay in your primary residence as per Public Health England’s advice.
Can I go to the dentist? Can I walk my dog? Can I go out to visit a vulnerable person? For guidance on what you can and can't do following the Governments recent announcement, please visit www.gov.uk for a coronavirus frequently asked questions section.
“We need to remember that anyone can spread Coronavirus, the Public Health England and NHS advice is there for a reason. People in Norfolk have risen admirably to the considerable challenge of staying at home and leaving the house as infrequently as possible, let’s not let the side down now, please continue to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.”
People are being encouraged to report non-urgent crimes or concerns via online reporting at http://www.norfolk.police.uk/.
Please only dial 999 in an emergency or if you believe a crime to be in progress. Non-urgent crimes can be reported via 101 but where possible we would encourage the public to report matters via our website.
Norfolk Police also regularly updates its social media accounts with the latest news, general advice and guidance on a number of issues, including personal safety, fraud and home security. You can find us on Facebook or Twitter @NorfolkPolice