POLICE have appealed to parents to ensure their children observe the “rule of six” COVID-19 restrictions after a large group of youths gathered on Mary Ann Meadows at Great Sankey.
Officers received reports of a large group of 20-30 youths gathering together on Mary Ann Meadows. On police attendance, the youths made off from officers.
In making an appeal to parents in the area Warrington Police stated: “Everybody has a responsibility at the present time to follow national and local restrictions to reduce the spread of the virus and help keep each other safe. This includes not meeting in groups larger than six.
“Please help us to keep the people of Warrington safe by ensuring your children respect the restrictions.”
New laws prohibiting social gatherings of more than six people come into effect on September 14 as the Government calls on the public to remain vigilant in the fight against coronavirus.
The new “rule of six” simplifies and strengthens the rules on social gatherings, making them easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce.
It means that – apart from a set of limited exemptions including work and education – any social gatherings of more than six people will be against the law.
Police will be able to disperse any such gatherings and fine individuals involved £100, doubling up to a maximum of £3,200.