UK police may enter homes, break up family gatherings if coronavirus lockdown rules are flouted, according to a report by the Dailymail. David Jamieson, the West Midlands police and crime commissioner, stated that officers will fully investigate reports of rule-breaking over the holiday period.
In a different report on the Telegram, the police will intervene if there is reason to believe tha ta large crowd is gathering. The rule apparently applies to all places, work or home or church.
“If again, there’s a flagrant breaking of the rules, then the police would have to enforce”. ‘It’s not the police’s job to stop people enjoying their Christmas. However, we are there to enforce the rules that the Government makes, and if the Government makes those rules then the Government has to explain that to the public.”
The police chief is also warning citizens about the upcoming seasons of Hanukkah and Diwali celebrations which will also result in families eager to gather inside, contrary to the rules in certain areas. This report follows a similar report coming out of the United States, where California, Governor.
Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has just released new safety guidelines for all private gatherings amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic publishing a list of rules and regulations regarding celebrating Thanksgiving.
“All gatherings must include no more than three households, including hosts and guests, and must be held outdoors and not indoors, and last for two hours or less. “The longer the duration [of the gathering], the risk of transmission increases,” the statement noted. “Gatherings that occur outdoors are significantly safer than indoor gatherings.
While a mass roll out of the coronavirus vaccine is not yet in sight, several countries that had attempted to relax their regulations have been facing spikes of new cases of infections with some being fatal.