Cleveland Police is thanking the vast majority of licensees and members of the public after only a small number of sporadic incidents since the lifting of coronavirus regulations.
With some pubs reopening on Monday 12th April, Cleveland Police Licensing Unit have conducted a number of patrols alongside local authorities around licensed premises, to ensure that coronavirus guidance is being adhered to for everyone’s safety.
Sergeant Darren Wild, from Cleveland Police Licensing Unit, said: “We know that all pubs are not yet reopened, but of those that we have seen reopening there has been great cooperation from them, ensuring that they’re working within the guidelines, so thank you to them for their efforts in doing their best to adhere to the regulations.
“The majority of customers have also been compliant and we have seen a very small number of incidents reported to us within the reopening period.
“We obviously continue to encourage everyone to abide by the guidelines and we hope that people can begin to enjoy a little more freedom safely and sensibly.”
Cleveland Police will continue to use the four E’s model to engage, explain, encourage and only use enforcement as a last resort.