Hertfordshire residents are being thanked ahead of the bank holiday weekend for keeping up social distancing and following the rules as lockdown eases.
‘I’d like to personally thank the people of Hertfordshire for continuing to play their part as lockdown eases,’ said Darryl Keen, Director of Community Protection, Chief Fire Officer and chair of the strategic coordination group of Hertfordshire’s Local Resilience Forum (LRF).
‘Since Monday 29 March, the ‘stay at home’ rule ended but we are all still being asked to stay at home as much as possible and to maintain social distancing in our everyday activities and I am grateful to Hertfordshire’s residents for doing just that,’ he continued.
‘Knowing that one in three people with COVID-19 has no obvious symptoms, we must act responsibly and keep up with social distancing, good hand washing and good hygiene as these are the best preventative measures.
‘We have come so far, the end is in sight and as we all play our part, enjoying time with family and friends safely by following the rule of six and two household limit, we will all help to turn the roadmap schedule into reality.’
Since Monday, up to six people or two households can now meet outside under Step One of the roadmap.
Chief Superintendent Matt Nicholls added: ‘We’re all well aware what is permitted as we ease out of lockdown under the roadmap and I’m grateful to see the vast majority of people complying with the new rules.
‘Our officers will be carrying out additional patrols across the county over the long weekend, engaging, explaining and encouraging everyone to do the right thing. Enforcement action remains our last resort.’
If you believe someone may be breaching the COVID-19 regulations, you can report information online at www.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/c19/v7/tell-us-about-a-possible-breach-of-coronavirus-covid-19-measures, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call the non-emergency number 101.