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FINED: Dozens of fines issued to lockdown flouters in one weekend

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

A TOTAL of 86 people were fined over the weekend for breaching Coronavirus regulations.

Good weather resulted in large visitor numbers flocking to various popular locations across the county.

Large groups, and reports of people failing to socially distance, were received concerning locations including Mote Park.

Since the restrictions became law in March 2020 to date 1,975 people have been fined in Kent.

Assistant Chief Constable Claire Nix said: “The warmer weekend naturally resulted in more people wanting to visit some of the more popular destinations in the county. Whilst this is understandable, with the current situation, I would ask people to carefully consider the impact that their actions may have.

“Many locations are closing their carparks, toilet facilities and take-away cafés in an effort to try and keep visitor numbers to a minimum and clearly this will have a knock-on effect if you are planning a visit.

“Whilst nationally the picture is improving with the infection rate dropping, more people being vaccinated and fewer Covid-19 deaths recorded, as a nation, we are not quite out of the woods yet.”

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