Joint Council and Police action to continue this week as rules ease

Enforcement Officer

Shops, pub beer gardens, hairdressers and other non-essential businesses reopened today (12 April) as part of the next phase of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. 

It’s still important to continue following the public health rules, including social distancing, to help keep yourselves and others safe. Council and police officers will be carrying out daily joint enforcement action this week to ensure that everyone is sticking to the vital coronavirus regulations. 

Hackney’s businesses have been working tirelessly with Council officers throughout the pandemic to ensure that their premises are Covid-19 safe. Officers have been visiting local businesses regularly to ensure that all Covid-19 safety regulations are being followed, and more visits will be carried out over the next few weeks. 

While the Council does not have powers to take action against individuals who are not complying with social distancing guidance, enforcement officers will be taking part in joint patrols with the police in key areas in Hackney where Covid-19 breaches have been reported to ensure that residents are adhering to lockdown regulations. 

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As the rules continue to ease and we start to get back to a sense of normality, it’s more important than ever that we follow the public health guidelines to ensure that the path out of lockdown is successful in keeping people safe. 

Our business community has been working tirelessly with Council and Police officers to make their premises Covid-19 safe for staff and customers, and officers will be visiting businesses over the coming weeks to ensure that everyone is sticking to the rules. Council officers will also be out daily this week with the Police to support people to follow the public health guidelines.
Aled Richards, Strategic Director, Sustainability and Public Realm