Sheffield car wash owners fined for operating through coronavirus lockdown

Owners of two car washes in Sheffield have been hit with £1,000 Covid fines.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 2:46 pm

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South Yorkshire Police officers and Sheffield Council officials visited two car washes in the city yesterday, which were found to be operating illegally during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Car wash owners have been hit with £1,000 fines for breaching Covid rules

Car washes are not deemed to be essential services under Covid rules.

South Yorkshire Police said: “We went out yesterday with partners from Sheffield Council and issued two businesses with £1,000 fixed penalties for operating under lockdown, despite them previously having been warned this was unlawful.

“We continue to enforce lockdown regulations and businesses operating illegally can expect a visit.”

Police officers have issued fines to car wash owners for breaching Covid rules during lockdown

The Government today announced that South Yorkshire will be subject to Tier 3 rules when the current lockdown ends on December 2.

Different areas of the country all fall within different tiers, with those in Tier 3 subject to the strictest regulations.

Households have been told they can mix with two others for five days over Christmas.

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