Police patrolling the streets and running coronavirus checkpoints across Rotherham’s roads say that no fines have been issued for not following government rules
Police have been stopping drivers on Rotherham’s streets, including Centenary Way, Aldwake Lane, and Moorgate Road ensuring that motorists are following the new rules introduced on Tuesday.
Granted with immediate effect, the new powers give police the authority to ensure people stay at home and avoid non-essential travel.
Anyone found to be flouting the rules can be fined with £30 on-the-spot fines, increasing to £60 if not paid within 28 days.
South Yorkshire Police’s Operational Support unit made the point clear, the rules were in place to keep everyone as safe as possible, the more people who followed them the sooner everyone could ‘get back to enjoying life as we knew it’.
“Not a single fine has been issued in relation to breaches of the public health regs. Not one. To anybody,” a spokesperson confirmed on Facebook
“Putting it very bluntly, the fewer people we say goodbye to as a result of this virus, the better…“