Checks are being carried out on drivers heading from Somerset and Dorset into Devon.
Police have been out on the main routes to check if the journeys being made are essential.
Officers say they've been speaking to people who've been driving miles to find a place to 'exercise'.
Also groups of teenagers gathering in parks and people meeting up to go fishing together.
Devon & Cornwall Police
Several neighbourhood patrols across Devon and Cornwall are being carried out, including stop checks on vehicles coming into the counties via the main routes. The purpose of these checks are to engage with the public and to explain and reiterate the guidance from government, ensuring people are considering if their journey is essential.
Good to see @RoadPolAlliance stopping vehicles and asking the reason for the journey. I was on my way to work but the 4 people from different households in the car in front didn’t seem to understand they should be isolating! #covidlockdown #StayAtHomeSaveLives #isolate— James Pecover (@JPecover) March 25, 2020
Business as usual today (with necessary adjustments)— ASPolice South Somerset (@ASPSouthSom) March 25, 2020
Foot patrol in #Ilminster. It was very quiet, but reassuring to see that the community have listened to the governments instructions and are staying at home. Support our NHS - stay home - save lives.
Currently on the night shift. We are still getting calls about nuisance and abusive youths in various towns across the force. Parents, where do you think your children are tonight? THEY SHOULD BE AT HOME 😠— Devon Dog Handlers (@Devondogz) March 25, 2020
Avon & Somerset Police
All bar 4 police enquiry offices are shut to halt coronavirus spread. Enquiries can be made at https://t.co/3MLaVQ9Cjg— Avon and Somerset Police (@ASPolice) March 25, 2020
The 4 open from 8am-8pm (weekdays) and 9am-5pm (weekends) are Bridewell Police Station, Patchway Police Centre, Bridgwater Police Centre & Yeovil Police Station pic.twitter.com/WkGGjMypo8
Some of the restrictions are a bit woolly, but ultimately, we should all be doing the morally right thing. We therefore don’t expect to see people out fishing on the Dart together, people driving miles and miles to find a nice spot to ‘exercise’, tradesmen up ladders painting windows and so on, who have all been spoken with today by Totnes officers. We also do not want to see groups of youths sitting around together in Borough Park as we did today. We will hold parents to account, who need to get a grip. And quickly. We will be reporting people to court and issuing fines to those who still are yet to realise how serious this is.
We have trained over 40 student officers to work in our contact centre to maintain a service to the public. A credit to @DC_Police - enthusiastic, interested and keen to support. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing trainers @duckpizza @bagender1 @barxstyle thank you!— Ch Supt Daniel Evans (@ChSuptDanEvans) March 25, 2020
We want to give a big Thursday shout out to all the amazing people out there who have sent us treats, given us cards & sent us donations. We have been overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness. We really appreciate it! pic.twitter.com/e88w1bAr2N— South Western Ambulance Service (@swasFT) March 26, 2020
Just a little reminder to anyone thinking of driving up to #Dartmoor - Devon and Cornwall police will soon be following suit as on Exmoor, and fines will be issued. If you can't walk there you can't go there, is the rule! pic.twitter.com/6J0zfKn8CN— Niffer 🌊🧙♀️ (@fenifur) March 25, 2020