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Greenwich Council issue 1,375 warnings about social distancing yesterday

Courtesy Greenwich Council

Greenwich Council have stated that enforcement wardens yesterday moved on 1,375 people for failing to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

That’s an increase from 560 the day before.

The authority have also closed the Greenwich foot tunnel until 10pm on Monday alongside closing Cutty Sark gardens and parts of the Thames path.

The wardens are part of a newly privatised department that are unable to issue fines for social distancing unlike the police. Whether people take much notice of them remains to be seen.

7 Comments

  1. Ashley

    Another pointless act by this council. No real power and a total waste of funds which could be diverted to much required needs!

  2. EthicsGradient

    The ‘point’ being to put all available resources into mitigating the disastrous impact of Boris Johnson’s incompetent handling of this crisis. The resources the Police have available in West Greenwich are very limited; years of Tory austerity has that effect; local police officials told our residents group the same.

  3. Graham

    That is a total of 1935 people over two days that could be potentially infected with coronairus if none of them are not already infected with it. Each person could spread it to up to another 14 people official figures stated. That could be potentially another 27,090 people infected. in Greenwich alone. That is with out any warnings being issued today and tomorrow.

    Please keep to social distancing rules or stay at home. With so many people ignoring the social distancing rules we could remain in lockdown to June at the earliest.

    Please stay at home except for absolutely essential trips. Keep safe and keep well.

  4. Plumstead Resident

    Early this afternoon I saw a mini-bus of Met Police officers descend on Wellington Park in the Arsenal and disperse various people (people playing football and families enjoyed the nice weather). Not sure why it was the Met Police and not the Council.

  5. Graham

    Plumstead Resident perhaps they had not istened to previous warnings issued by the Council or other local residents hence the Met Police being asked to attend.or the Met Police may have just been patrolling the area at the time.

    People really do need to start listening and adhering to the warnings issued by the Goverment and World Health Organisation otherwise people will continuing to be infected with the Covid-19 virus and lockdown will continue for a much longer period.

    We all want to come through this coronavirus crisis and come out of it the other side safe and well so we all need to work together to achieve this.

    • Second waves are beginning to emerge from countries who have started to ease up on the lockdowns. There is no saying when the virus will become a spent force.

  6. Graham

    Absolutely anonymous201481. I do think the lockdown needs to continue for as long as needed. Otherwise we will see a second wave of coronavirus here in the UK. Which could in fact could be even more devasting than the first as more and more people become infected.

    Pubs and clubs where social distancing can be hard to acheive due to many people being in a small area.should be the last to re-open as are not essential. People can still get alcohol from the supermarket if they need it to have at home.

    My heart goes out to the business owners and all the staff in the hospitality field bars, restaurants, clubs, hotels and cafes etc. But we must get on top of the virus and get rid of it.

    That has to be everyones top priority. So please please please follow the advice given on social distancing by the Government to keep your distance and stay in doors part from your daily excercise or for absolutely essential trips.

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