Police chief thanks East Riding residents as Covid-19 restrictions are eased

A Humberside Police chief has thanked residents across East Riding for their support after the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 2:07 pm
Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs said people had offered the force unwavering support and adhered to the guidelines since the beginning of the pandemic.

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs said people had offered the force unwavering support and adhered to the guidelines since the beginning of the pandemic.

He also warned about becoming complacent and asked people to remain cautious.

Further restrictions were lifted on Monday (May 17) under Phase 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

With venues like pubs, restaurants and theatres re-opening inside, you can now socialise with up to six people, or two households.

Up to 30 people are able to meet outside and all holiday accommodation can now open, to be used for groups of up to six or two households.

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs said: “I want to thank the residents of the Humberside Force area who have offered us unwavering support and have adhered to the guidelines since the beginning of the pandemic.

“Whilst it has been a strange and difficult time for many, sticking to the guidelines as we enter into the final month of the roadmap is vital for the safety of you and your loved ones.

“This is not the time to become complacent as there is always the threat of a new strain. Remain vigilant and cautious.

“However, we are now in a much more positive position from where we were just a few months ago as the vaccine rollout has surpassed the proposed timescales and the roadmap can hopefully continue as planned.”

Go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus to find out more information on changes to the Covid-19 restrictions.