Boris Johnson was said today by & # 39; police forces & # 39; to gripe about nonsensical lockdown rules that shook lonely sunbeams, but hundreds were allowed to gather outside Britain's B & Q's this weekend.
With no exit plan in sight, large numbers of Brits went out to shop and enjoy the weather over the weekend amid fears that the lockdown seemed unraveling.
Police were seen speaking to persons who were only sons as well as with a partner in Greenwich Park, Hyde Park and St James' Park in London yesterday.
Nevertheless, B&Q decided to reopen 130 stores to form large mass queues outside its stores in Watford, Edinburgh, Bristol and Swansea, in order not to use people's shutdown to pick up DIY.
Today, Ken Marsh, president of the & # 39; Met Police Federation, said & # 39; You can't have a scenario where police tell two people in a park not to sit on a bench, but 50 yards away there are 300 people, no fag can put package between them, in & # 39; e queues to go into a DIY store.
Yest hundreds were allowed in queues to enter this B&Q in Watford, in order to # Ken; President of & # 39; e Met Police Federation, said the rules & # 39; don't make sense & # 39;
A police officer speaks to a lonely person in St James Park as people enjoy & # 39; sunshine in & # 39; this weekend
Police patrolling Greenwich Park also went from group to group saying chapters were violating the lockdown rules
What ARE the rules for locking?
Regulation 6 of & # 39; the regulation of & # 39; e Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (UK) Regulations 2020 states that no person can leave the place where they live without a reasonable excuse.
The Council of & # 39; National Police Chief released his interpretation of what a & # 39; reasonable excuse & # 39; is:
The classifier explains its interpretation of how the law relates to everyday activities.
It defines activities that are likely to be ridiculous if:
– Purchase food from several days, including luxury goods and alcohol.
– Buying tools and supplies to repair a fence panel damaged in recent bad weather.
– Exercise included: go for a run or bike or practice yoga. Walk in the countryside or in cities. Attend a gift.
– Stop to rest or have lunch while sitting on a long walk.
It defines activities that & # 39; are not likely to be ridiculous & # 39; if:
– Buy paint and brushes, just to refurbish a kitchen
– A short walk to a park bench, if the person remains seated for a much longer period
– A person who's away from home can work and choose to work in a local park.
As an explanation of each area it adds:
Go shopping – There is no need for any person's shopping to be basic necessities; the purchase of snacks and luxury is still allowed. In general terms, a person has a reasonable excuse to visit the stores that remain open to customers under the Regulations.
If a person is already out of the address for good reason, it would be disproportionate to prevent the person from buying non-essential items. Food could include hot takeaway food.
Exercise – Exercise should involve some movement, but it is acceptable for a person to stop for an interruption in exercise. A very short period of & # 39; exercise & # 39; however, to excuse a long period of inactivity may mean that the person is not engaged in & # 39; exercise & # 39 ;, but in fact something else.
Home Improvements –
The regulations specify maintenance and maintenance. This does not extend to renovations and improvements.
He told TalkRadio: & # 39; If officers are confused about all this, so will the public.
& # 39; Police officers are on & # 39; e front of & # 39; combat of & # 39; e crisis in coronavirus. We need clear and unambiguous laws, guidance and communication from the government on what the public can and cannot do. What is essential and what is not & # 39 ;.
Boris Johnson is back in the job today after he almost lost his life to coronavirus and there are overwhelming calls for him to open an exit plan to unleash Britain's lockdown.
There were signs that the public's temperament was cracking around beaches in Brighton and Bournemouth, as parks in the UK were busier than they had been in the past five weeks.
Several forces have reported the most flagrant violations of & # 39; some guidance they've come across on social media – but others have complained about a much-anticipated approach.
Devon and Cornwall police have fined a couple from Kent for driving about 300 miles for a & # 39; mini-break & # 39; by the sea. Their car was confiscated after it appeared that the driver had no license or insurance.
Ten people from London who traveled 245 miles to walk in North Wales were sent home and reported by police for breaking lockdown rules.
The group, traveling in two separate cars, had earlier traveled on Sunday's five-hour journey from the capital.
But they were stopped by police near their destination on A5 in Bethesda.
They told officers they intended to walk in Snowdonia, the mountainous national park in North Wales.
Instead, officers from North Wales Police, who tweeted brief details of the incident, reported themselves for having violated the law.
Two breeds from Slough have been sent by police to appear on an Airbnb 100 miles away in Gloucestershire for a weekend break in flagrant breach of locking regulations.
The incident at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, was one of several burglaries reported in the area over weekends.
The two couples were alerted and told to leave the county by police.
Officials in the same area of Gloucestershire also closed a hand wash and issued warnings to people attending BBQ's and home parties.
In one of & # 39; s most picturesque villages in Cotswold, Bibury, in & # 39; A neighborhood of Cirencester, police issued warnings to groups of day trippers from five different counties. One car had traveled 100 miles from Enfield in London before leaving.
Members of the public follow social distance guidelines and queue in the B&Q parking lot in Edinburgh
There were also queues at B&Q in Swansea yesterday when stores reopened
Members of the public relax and sunbathe on the beach in Brighton and Hove despite the coronavirus lockdown laws
A couple drove 300 miles, pictured, from Kent to Falmouth, Cornwall, for a & # 39; mini break & # 39 ;, but their car
The couple was found in their car in & # 39; the coastal town of Falmouth, on image
Police forces to attack people who fly the coronavirus lockon
- Up to two years in prison if you consciously cough at someone after a spate of attacks on police officers and emergency room workers
- People who continue to violate coronavirus rules will break the law and may be arrested as part of new law enforcement powers announced by the Home Office.
- Officials can also tell them to go to an area, leave or disperse an area and make sure parents take the necessary steps to stop their children from breaking the law.
- Those who refuse to comply can be issued with a fixed fine of £ 60, which will be reduced to £ 30 if paid within 14 days.
- Second-time opponents could be fined £ 120, doubling any further recidivism.
- Those who do not pay the fine can be taken to court, with magistrates who can impose fines up to £ 1000 or more;
In Gwent, officers described it as & # 39; unacceptable & # 39; that people drove nearly 12 miles from Newport to the blue lagoon at Pantygasseg.
And a pub in Pendeford, Wolverhampton, had suspended his license for three weeks for the secret service of alcohol.
Police in Roath Park, Cardiff, have also broken up groups that do not cooperate, as do people who play American football and soccer.
Police vans and PCSO & # 39; s patrol the area regularly to make sure people keep locked up.
Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones, whose home overlooks the park, previously recorded a video courtesy of & # 39; people staying at home.
Health officials fear that Britons are starting to become aware of the Covid-19 lockup after data on traffic and mobile phones revealed that more of us on & # 39; e roads are and looking for directions.
Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director of NHS England, said on Saturday there was a little worry & # 39; after the unusually warm weather attracted large crowds to public spaces.
Metropolitan Police sent officers on bikes to keep an eye on London's Hyde Park, while North Yorkshire Police revealed that 50% of the fines that have been issued so far have gone to tourists who & # 39; t visit beauty spots in the area.
Traffic builds today on A40 at Perivale in West London at 7.20am despite continuing the coronavirus lockdown
Cars drive today at 7.20am across the A40 at Perivale in West London as the UK-wide lockdown continues
Commuters await the morning of boarding a Jubilee line train at Canning Town station in East London
Passengers leave from & # 39; the morning of & # 39; a jubilee train on the Water Water channel on the Underground in South East London
Passengers board a Jubilee line train before leaving from Canning Town station in East London this morning
At the Downing Street briefing, Prof Powis said traffic levels were down 59% compared to February, but grew by three percentage points in the last seven days compared to the previous week.
Mobility data released by Apple shows that despite a dramatic drop in demand for directions, searches for tickets for driving or driving have increased by eight percentage points in recent days.
Prof Powis said, & # 39; It will not be much needed for this virus to increase its transmission and provide more spread. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; It would be foolish and not good if we lost the benefits we & # 39; ve won over the last four weeks, which I know it has been for everyone.
& # 39; It is really important that, despite the weather, we stay home, & # 39; e guidelines with whom we have been issued. & # 39;
The British Retail Consortium has published measures that it thinks members can safely reopen.
The tourism industry is also working on proposals that will enforce social distance rules, while allowing some hotels, theme parks and attractions to reopen.
DIY chains like B&Q, Homebase and Wickes have seen long queues after opening many stores.
Buyer queues were seen snaking outside B&Q stores and fast-food stores throughout Scotland amid some that were not allowed to reopen.
The chief executive of Burger King has confirmed that the fast food chain four branches north of the Border, in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dundee, will reopen.
KFC and Pret a Manger have started a phase again and McDonald's is rumored to be in the next few weeks.
Many small independent cafes and cafes have been opened to launch take-away services. Timpson, the cutting and shoe repair specialists, opens some stores with strict hygiene and social distance.
And the budget airline Wizz Air has restarted some flights from Luton Airport on Friday, becoming one of & # 39; the first European carriers to begin restoration services.
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