DRONES are being used by the council to monitor the number of people going to the seafront during lockdown.
Concerns have been raised about people flocking to the seafront for exercise and takeaways. While both are permitted under lockdown rules, the sheer number of people has made it ‘very difficult’ to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
At the weekend, Portsmouth City Council hired a drone to monitor the footfall, and is looking at what action needs to be taken to keep people safe.
Footage obtained by the council showed thousands of people between South Parade Pier and Eastney, and while many are sticking to household bubbles, the concentration around coffee shops has been a cause for concern.