How to report people in Sheffield to police if they are breaching coronavirus lockdown rules

South Yorkshire Police has explained how to report breaches of Covid rules during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 11:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 11:54 am

The county was placed under Tier 2 lockdown restrictions yesterday meaning households are no longer allowed to mix with others in any indoor settings, including homes and pubs.

People can mix in groups of six outside as long as social distancing measures are adhered to.

The new rules come into force tomorrow in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus due to rising infection rates across the country, with the North particularly affected.

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Complaints were made about crowds gathering on the streets of Page Hall in Sheffield earlier this year.

Police officers have been granted powers to enforce lockdown rules.

South Yorkshire Police said that in an emergency, callers should always dial 999.

This includes incidents where there is a threat to life, violence to a person or damage to property is imminent, a serious offence is in progress,

serious disruption to the public is taking or likely to take place, a suspected offender is still at the scene of an incident or any delay in reporting the incident may prevent the offender being apprehended.

Breaches of Covid rules should be sent to South Yorkshire Police using an online form on the force’s website.

It asks for the date and time of the breach, details of the incident being reported and contact details for the complainant.

South Yorkshire Police said: “The government has set out new regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Additional powers have been granted to the police to enforce these rules.”

Visit the South Yorkshire Police website HERE to report breaches.