Covid Stewards to prevent illegal gatherings
Written by Hitmix Local News on 31 January 2021
An operation to prevent illegal gatherings, raves and parties is continuing across Staffordshire in the wake of the Government’s announcement to increase fines.
Anyone attending a house party of 15 or more people from this week will be fined 800 pounds. Police say they’ve already dished out over 1,000 fixed penalty notices.
Covid stewards have been patrolling parks in Stoke-on-Trent over concerns groups of young people were flouting restrictions.
They say many weren’t social distancing and meeting others from outside their households. In one case, a group of six teenagers were sharing one drink.