Weekend opening of bars and restaurants – APCC Chair response
Chair of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners Katy Bourne OBE said: “We are now benefiting from the sacrifices we have made to curb the spread of the virus and are slowly able to return to some normality.
“I understand that people will want to take advantage of the opportunity this weekend brings to meet up with friends and family at their favourite restaurants or pubs that they have not visited in months.
“However, it is still important that we do so safely with social distancing in mind at all times.
“We have come so far already and, in order to keep progressing in the right direction, we must all be sensible in our decision-making. If you arrive somewhere and notice that social distancing isn’t achievable then please, reassess your plans.
“Police officers up and down the country will be out and about in our communities this weekend helping to keep us safe. Please ensure you show them respect and know that any assault on an emergency service worker is unacceptable and will be treated extremely seriously.”