Thanks to the public for continuing to follow Covid-19 legislation
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As the country continues along the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, Northamptonshire Police is repeating its thanks to everyone continuing to follow the rules.
While cases of Covid-19 continue to fall amid the ongoing rollout of the coronavirus vaccination programme, it is still really important that people carry on adhering to current legislation to help save lives and keep progress moving in the right direction.
Officers from Northamptonshire Police continue to carry out Covid-19 patrols and to hand out Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) where people refuse to follow the rules, including following the rule of six, only meeting outdoors, unless in support bubbles, and wearing face masks where required.
The latest figures released by the National Police Chiefs’ Council show that between March 15 and April 18, Northamptonshire officers issued 419 FPNs for Covid-19 breaches, meaning the Force has now issued 3,175 FPNs since March 2020.
During the previous reporting period, February 15 to March 14, the Force issued 802 FPNs.
Superintendent Elliot Foskett, silver commander for the Force’s response to Covid-19, said: “While the number of fines we’ve issued recently has fallen from previous levels, our officers are continuing to help prevent Covid-19 infections from rising again by continuing to enforce against those who blatantly disregard the rules.
“It’s great to see that so many of the public in Northamptonshire continue to follow the rules, responsibly enjoying the new freedoms the legislation now allows.
“It is important that the sacrifices that so many people have made to get us to this point are not wasted, and once again we offer our thanks to everyone who is doing the right thing and following the rules.”