Police officers have moved-on individuals sat enjoying the sunshine in Shanklin this afternoon (Saturday), reinforcing the Government’s Stay at Home message.
Families, who have been cooped up inside for the winter under the national lockdown, have taken to the seaside to enjoy today’s unseasonable sunny weather.
However, Police have descended on the area to move people along as, officers say, families are not exercising and are instead sat down eating ice cream – even though takeaway food is permitted under the restrictions.
It doesn’t appear that any fines have been issued as of yet, with the course of action being simple gentle reminders.
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Volunteers working nowhere near each other fined £100 by Isle of Wight face-nappies for ‘non-essential’ maintenance at local football club after being alerted by a moron with a dog. Software program alerts software programs – and someone presses enter
A group of volunteers who spent their Saturday afternoon giving Ventnor Football Club a spruce up have been fined £100 each after they claim a disgruntled dog walker reported them to the authorities.
With no Saturday action on the pitch, volunteers decided to make use of their time by picking up a paint brush to redecorate part of the clubhouse.
However, the gesture of goodwill has cost each of them £100 after the Police were called by a concerned member of the public.
Although socially distanced – with 6 people in a 200sqm building – and undertaking volunteering, Police have said that the work being carried out was not essential maintenance and therefore does not qualify as being permitted under the coronavirus regulations.
Read more: Volunteers working nowhere near each other fined £100 by Isle of Wight face-nappies for ‘non-essential’ maintenance at local football club after being alerted by a moron with a dog. Software program alerts software programs – and someone presses enter