Please find below today’s Covid19 briefing note from BCU Commander C/Supt Colin Wingrove. Also attached are 3 documents; the first two relate to advice for business owners and the third is a letter around possible Covid19 scams.
This weekend will see extra officers on patrol across Southwark to engage with the public and enforce the lockdown where appropriate. We will be focusing on parks and open spaces as we’ve had a number of reports of anti-social behaviour and gatherings in these areas. We’re also working closely with the local authority to identify and close any businesses that should not be open.
Thank you for your continued support and be safe.
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Subject: COVID19 Briefing Note - 29/03/2020 - NB Briefing note for 29 March deleted as released by mistake (see below 30th March)
Please find today’s briefing note from BCU Commander C/Supt Colin Wingrove. No briefing note was issued over the weekend.
We have had some messages about police officers being seen not to observe social distancing while on patrol. While police will try their best to observe this, the reality is that the way in which we deploy (in minibuses) and the calls to which we deploy (large groups causing issues; violent incidents) means this is not always possible. I have reminded local teams to observe this where able to but please do not be alarmed if you see groups of police officers together. We will always observe social distancing when talking to members of the public unless we are required to get closer (for example for a search or arrest).
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