Coronavirus: Derbyshire police say no fines yet issued

Derbyshire police have not yet fined anyone for flouting the coronavirus rules.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 7:48 pm

Under new Government regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19, people should now only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise, always try to stay two metres apart and not meet others outside their household, even friends and family.

Anyone breaking the rules can now be fined £60 for a first offence and people are being encouraged to report any breaches to police.

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People are being urged to stay at home and help save lives.

Confirming that no fines have yet been issued, a spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary said this morning: “The best way is for people to contact us via the online form on the website or via the main Twitter or Facebook accounts via private or direct message.

“People should only use 101 if they absolutely have to and to only use 999 if there is an emergency.”