Police issue warning to people visiting Birdlip from another Tier 4 area

Visitors to Birdlip from outside of Gloucestershire have been warned by police today.

The visitors had come from another Tier 4 area.

Gloucestershire entered Tier 4 on December 31. The current rules state you should not travel into or out of a Tier 4 area other than for legally permitted reasons such as for work, if you cannot work from home, education or to attend medical appointments.

A tweet from the Glos Police Specialist Ops account stated: “The occupants of this car were warned under the Covid legislation as they had travelled from one Tier 4 area to Tier 4 Gloucestershire visiting Birdlip.

“They have heeded the advice and are now returning home.”

Those breaching the rules can be given a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.

Gloucestershire Police have a “Engage. Explain. Encourage. Enforce.” policy whereby fines are only issued if people continue to break the rules having previously been asked to change their behaviour.

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