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Coronavirus: Police and Fire Leaders give COVID-19 update

Coronavirus: Police and Fire Leaders give COVID-19 update

Published by David Dunning at 7:07am 22nd April 2020.

Update: What is being done in North Yorkshire?

  • The chief constable of North Yorkshire says the rules of social distancing haven't changed.
  • They are continuing to issue fines to people who won't take the coronavirus seriously. 
  • Lisa Winward has been taking part in another LIVE Youtube broadcast with the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan who asked questions on behalf of the public.

Leaders of North Yorkshire’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic have again given an update on the work they are doing, and taken questions from residents and businesses, in a live broadcast on Youtube.

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan chaired the live update:

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The chief constable says they are continuing to issue fines to people who won't take the coronavirus seriously. Many have been issued to drivers travelling long distances across North Yorkshire. 

Lisa Winward says the police get lots of reports from neighbours that people are ignoring social distancing rules. She has been explaining what police can and can't do when people visit other homes.

A new NHS coronavirus testing facility for the Police and Fire service will open in York in the week commencing April 27th says Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker.

Staff who have been in a situation where contact means there has been a risk will be able to be checked.

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