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MetiNews.Com - We take a look at some of the fines handed out across Cheshire for breaking lockdown rules
Breaking News ! Cheshire residents, along with the rest of the country, have just passed the halfway point of the second national lockdown. The four-week lockdown was first announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson back in October, with new rules coming into place at 00.01am on November 5. Strict new rules have left pubs, restaurants, gyms and non-essential stores closed. Meeting up with anyone from another household or not in your support bubble indoors has also been prohibited. Since the first lockdown in March, police chiefs have followed a system known as 'The Four E's.' Before fines are issued to those breaking the rules, police will first: Engage with people to ask why they would appear to be breaking lockdown rules Explain the law and stress the risks to public health, along with the NHS Encourage them to alter their behaviour Enforce by issuing a penalty notice, but only as a last resort. Read More Related Articles Hundreds of covid-related jobs up for grabs a short drive from Cheshire Read More Related Articles Latest Cheshire coronavirus deaths and cases Breaches to restrictions can lead to fines of £200 in the first instance, which can rise to £6,400. Large parties can also be shut down by police with fines of up to 10,000. In Cheshire, the police have been firm in their response to rule breakers. Below, we take a look at the fines issued since the second lockdown began. Man slapped with fine for having cup of tea at friend's house during lockdown On Friday, November 6, shortly after restrictions came into place, a man was fined for having a cup of tea at his friends house. Officers issued the man from Lowton, Warrington, a fixed penalty after he breached coronavirus rules. Police said the man was caught breaking the rules but 'tried to lie about why he was there.' Under the rules, people are not allowed to visit another family or friends house or any indoor premises unless they are part of a household or support bubble. Macclesfield gym handed £1,000 fine for 'blatant breach' of lockdown restrictions A gym in Macclesfield was landed with a £1,000 fine after a breach of lockdown restrictions. Macclesfield Police released news of the incident on November 11 after officers visited the gym.
. The breach resulted in a £1,000 fine which officers said they had 'no other option' but to do. Woman 'performing beauty treatment' in her home fined by police for breaching lockdown rules A woman caught performing a beauty treatment on a client was fined on Thursday, November 12. Officers attended an address in Warrington following reports a woman was operating a 'beauty business' from her home. Police attended the property at around 5pm where they found the woman 'performing' a beauty treatment on a client. A statement released on social media said officers 'engaged with the woman' to explain the current lockdown rules and tried to encourage the woman and client to 'do the right thing.' However, police said the woman and client ignored this advice and carried on with the treatment, leaving the police 'no choice' but to issue her and the client a fine.
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Congleton holiday business handed £1,000 fine for coronavirus rules breach A holiday accommodation provider in Congleton was given a £1,000 fine after it failed to following lockdown rules. Macclesfield Police announced the provider had received the fine on their Twitter page. Officers had initially received reports that a holiday provider in the area had failed to adhere to rules, by remaining open on Sunday, November 8. The police confirmed that the provider had three couples staying overnight at the time of the incident, something which the rules prohibits. Officers issued a fixed penalty notice of £1,000 due to the 'blatant breach.' Gym goers try to flee police at illegal lockdown martial arts class Gym goers tried to flee police after they were caught taking part in an illegal martial arts class during lockdown in Ellesmere Port. Officers from Cheshire Constabulary went to the gym at about 8pm on Wednesday where they found people engaged in close contact martial arts. Nine £200 fixed penalty notices were handed out but not before some tried to leave the gym when they saw officers inside.
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