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Hampshire Police explain 'Stay At Home' regulations

The College Of Policing has issued guidelines on how they will enforce the latest 'stay at home' advice  - and The Breeze has asked Hampshire Police how it will work.

Under the rules, people are only allowed to leave their homes for the reasons listed in the guidance from the Government - and anyone outside without a valid reason could be fined.

That fine will be £60, though reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days, going up to £120 if someone's caught for a second time, with refusal to pay leading to proceedings in the Magistrates Court.

ACC Scott Chilton from Hampshire Police answered our questions on how this will work in the county.

First, we asked him to sum up the measures that are being taken here:

At the moment you're encouraging voluntary compliance, what action could be taken if people still don't follow the advice?

What's the situation like in Hampshire so far?  Have people generally been following the guidance?

Why is it so important to follow this guidance?

Do you think the Government needs to offer more clarification on what is acceptable as daily exercise, for example should you be going for a walk from your house, or is it okay to drive somewhere more rural nearby to exercise?

Could police get tougher powers if this advice is ignored?


The latest advice from the Government can be found here.

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