Staffordshire Police reminds residents to stay safe and keep socially distanced ahead of stage three unlocking
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Staffordshire Police is urging residents to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings where necessary as the region looks to embark on stage three of the government’s unlocking roadmap.
As part of the plan, set out by the Prime Minister earlier this week, indoor hospitality venues are able to open from 17 May.
This includes businesses such as indoor pubs, restaurants and cinemas.
Officers would like to thank everyone for their efforts so far and remind people to continue to be mindful of the risk of coronavirus - remember ‘hands, face, space’ and act responsibly in order to help keep the infection rate down.
Superintendent Mark Ward, lead for community engagement at Staffordshire Police, said: “The people of Staffordshire have been so patient and understanding as we have all adapted to the changes the pandemic has brought in.
“But we still need to do all we can to adhere to the rules to help minimise the risk of transmission of covid-19.
“Thank you all for your efforts, it’s down to this that we can now enjoy a return to a more normal way of life, but we still need to be cautious, as coronavirus has not gone away.
"Officers continue to adopt the national approach to enforcement, with a focus on engaging, explaining and encouraging people to comply with the rules.
“Only by continuing to work together will we be able to see life return to some sort of normality within Staffordshire, so please do not let up in your efforts now.”
For more information on the latest in the government’s roadmap out of the coronavirus pandemic, visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
To contact Staffordshire Police, message us on Facebook or Twitter or call 101.
Alternatively, call 999 in an emergency.