Merseyside Police are advising people to abide by the government’s coronavirus lockdown rules.
Members of the public should only be leaving home for essential activities - shopping for food and medication, exercising and going to work if they are key workers or can’t work from home - and also the importance of social distancing when in public places.
It is essential that everyone adheres to the guidelines – if not, the coronavirus will continue to be spread and more lives will be lost.
The vast majority of the public across Merseyside are heeding the Government advice and only going out for essential reasons and the half hour exercise that is permitted. But this week, the police say that they have seen indications that people are starting to ignore the advice. The roads are busier and there have been higher numbers of people out enjoying the good weather.
In a couple of instances they have also been made aware of people having parties in their home, which goes against the social distancing guidelines and is not an essential activity.
As a result, officers will be out and about this week to check that people aren’t flouting the restrictions and to remind people why those restrictions are in place and to encourage them to do the right thing and go home.
They will be doing ad hoc stops to check that motorists are making essential journeys and officers on foot patrols will be talking to members of the public who are out and about to check that they are not breaching the regulations.