Harrogate - 7 April 2020
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Latest coronavirus fines statistics for North Yorkshire show over half issued to visitors

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Officers in and North Yorkshire have issued 126 fines to people breaching the regulations between 13 May – when the restrictions were eased – and 27 May.

Since the easing of some restrictions, the vast majority of fines have been issued for restrictions on gathering – where people from more than two households have gathered in public places.

Since 13 May, the total number of fines issued for gathering offences is 95, the total for movement offences is 26, and four have been issued for contravening a direction. Over half of the fines have been issued to people from outside of the county.

This brings the total fines issued across and North Yorkshire to over 1,000 since the regulations were introduced on 26 March.



Superintendent Charlotte Bloxham, North Yorkshire ’s silver commander for the response to Covid-19, said:

The overarching aim of the response has always been to keep people as safe as possible, and encourage them to follow the regulations, reducing the transmission of the virus and protecting lives.

We will continue to play our part and are grateful for all of the support and positive engagement we have had from members of the public as we police what has been, and continues to be, a fast-moving situation.

We know the vast majority of people will continue to act responsibly and we thank them for their continued efforts over the past two months. As we continue to enjoy a little bit more freedom to meet up with other people, we still need to keep in mind that although some restrictions have been eased, the virus has not gone away and can still be transmitted, so please remember what’s at the heart of these rules, and that’s protecting the lives of your family and friends.

We will continue to engage with members of the public, explain the regulations and encourage people to adhere to them, using enforcement as a last resort.

Breakdown of fines under the regulations 13 May – 27 May  

Local Authority Area where Notice Issued

Notices Issued

Local Residents

Visitors

M

F

Movement

Gathering

Craven

4

2

2

3

1

4

Hambleton

1

0

1

1

0

1

5

2

3

3

2

5

Richmond

10

0

10

6

4

2

8

Ryedale

6

6

0

5

1

6

Scarborough

84

49

35

60

24

16

68

Selby

11

0

11

10

1

4

5

York

5

3

2

3

2

3

TOTALS

126

62

64

91

35

27

95




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