Police have revealed all of the Christmas Covid-19 call-outs in Warwickshire across the festive weekend.
Coronavirus rules were relaxed for one day – Christmas Day – but the no household mixing regulations came back into force on Boxing Day.
Warwickshire Police has revealed that it received a number of call-outs to those who chose to flout the rules on Boxing Day and also on December 27 and 28.
Some of the rule-breakers have been fined while investigations are ongoing into the others.
Where were the call outs?
- Boxing Day – December 26 – Lakin Drive, Bishops Itchington. Officers responded to a report of a gathering at a property, one man was reported for a fine.
- Boxing Day – December 26 – – Redditch Road, Ullenhall. Number of reports receive of a large gathering at a property. Occupants and attendees have been reported for fines, final figures not available.
- December 27 – Crescent House, Rugby. Report of a gathering at a property, the occupant reported for a fine.
- December 27 – Bristol Way, Wellesbourne Report of a gathering at a property. Officers attended and found multiple households. Six reported for fines for breach of regulations.
- December 28 – Portland Road, Nuneaton Report of party at the address. Officers attended and occupants reported. Exact numbers of fines not available at the time of publication.
As reported in our newsletter Warwickshire Police did not fine five of its own officers for breaking Covid-19 rules during the summer lockdown.
The officers, all based at Bedworth police station, were made the the subject of an internal investigation following allegations that they breached social distancing guidelines while they were off duty back in May.
While the officers were not fined for breaking the rules, the force said “subsequent internal disciplinary proceedings” had taken place.
The Christmas relaxation of Covid-19 regulations was originally planned to last five days. However, rising infection rates and the emergence of a new variant of the virus prompted the government to slam on the brakes and restrict that easing to just one day with no overnight stays allowed.
For many it meant the cancellation of Chrismtas plans to see family.
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