23rd Oct, 2020

Police issue weekend warning to Bromsgrove residents to 'help stop the spread of Covid-19'

AHEAD of the weekend and following Bromsgrove district’s rapid Covid-19 infection rate, police have warned residents to stay safe and be sensible.

We reported earlier in the week how the town had been warned it could face further restrictions if the rate – currently the highest in Worcestershire at 80 in 100,000 – was not brought down.

People have been urged to do their bit to stop the spread.

Ch Insp Helen Kinrade said: “In these challenging times, we can all and should all do everything we can to help reduce the rate of infection and protect each other.

“In North Worcestershire, this rate of infection is increasing and with that in mind, I would ask all our communities to please be mindful of the rules and regulations.”

She said after several discussions with officers and Bromsgrove residents there were certain points people were not aware of or did not understand.

She reiterated the rules people must follow –

  • Children of all ages are included in the ‘six’ people allowed in a group.
  • Masks must be worn in enclosed shopping centres – not just in the individual shops.
  • Staff and customers should wear face coverings in shops.
  • Whether an event is formal or informal – the guidelines around number of attendees must still be followed.

She added: “I am sharing this information with you today as we head into the weekend as a reminder that it’s vital we all play out part and protect ourselves, our families and those around us by following the rules.

“Covid-19 is still a very real threat to every single one of us and I would like to thank the majority of you that are following the rules.

“However, if you refuse to follow the law, we can, and we will, take the appropriate action.

“Stay safe, stay aware, look after each other and remember – hands, face, space”

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