Police urge Fifers to resist house parties over Easter weekend

Chief Superintendent Derek McEwanChief Superintendent Derek McEwan
Chief Superintendent Derek McEwan | JPIMedia
Call to meet online only

The guidance came from Fife’s top police officer as the holiday weekend got underway.

Chief Superintendent Derek McEwan, divisional commander, also thanked the vast majority for adhering to the guidelines on going out during the pandemic lockdown.

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H said: "The Chief Constable stressed the importance of this when he spoke with the First Minister today and asked the public to continue with the changes, even during the holiday and as the weather gets better.

"We have dedicated patrols in place across the Kingdom and this will include our many beauty spots, such as our beaches and open spaces.

“Our officers are engaging with people, establishing their individual circumstances and explaining the risks to public health of failing to comply with guidance.

“We will always encourage compliance but, as a last resort, we will use the enforcement powers which are in place.

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“So please, over the Easter weekend stay at home and stay safe, maybe connect online instead of holding a house party.

"This is a challenging time for us all and I want to thank the public for their overwhelming support and co-operation. Our collective efforts will protect the NHS and save lives during the coronavirus pandemic."

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