The man was interrogated in Ilam, near the Derbyshire border, on Saturday April 4, with Staffordshire police confirming: “Moors are patrolling rural areas. At Ilam, unfortunately, we had to offer advice to a Birmingham motorist who thought so. Was acceptable to travel for exercise. Stay at home. We are there together. ”
Chief Inspector Mark Thorley of the Staffordshire Moorlands Neighborhood Police team spoke to Twitter urging people not to visit the beauty spots and parks of Staffordshire.
StokeonTrentLive reports that he wrote: “Many of those who travel think only of themselves and do not realize that it is as much what they can bring with them as what they can take home. “
It comes as Michael Gove said: “When we look at the rising death rate, the increasing number of deaths, when we look at the pressure on our NHS, everyone has to ask the question:” What I am doing to relieve the pressure on the NHS, how can I help in this joint national effort? “
“I know that locking is difficult, I know that it is very difficult, especially for families with children.
“But people have to follow these guidelines every step of the way because that is the only way to make sure that we limit the spread of the disease.” “
He said the police have the power to legally enforce the rules, and continued, “But it’s vital that we all recognize if we hang out for an hour or two and compare the lives of those we love and that of those on the front line of the NHS, it must be clear that I hope everyone that we must follow the advice. ”
Professor Steve Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England, said he “would invite every member of the public to follow the instructions given to them”.
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He added, “These are the lives and health of all of us, our friends, our loved ones, your friends, your loved ones, who depend on us by following these instructions.
“This is the time we need to make sure that we stick to these guidelines and that we do not deviate from them. “