PCC message over latest tier announcement
26th November 2020
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson said:
“The fact that we remain in the highest category (Tier 3) should be a clear reminder to us all that there is still a long way to go in overcoming this pandemic within West Yorkshire.
“Now is not the time to take the foot of the pedal in terms of our vigilance and efforts to stem the spread of this infection.
“While we are all encouraged by the recent news of vaccines, there is still a present threat that can only be managed through our own behaviours and activities.
“Whilst it was disappointing to see that yesterday’s Government Comprehensive Spending Review announcement did not deliver a commitment to a localised economic recovery plan, we must not exacerbate the issue further, by flouting or ignoring the latest rules.
“They are there for a very good reason and by complying with them, we are protecting one another, our loved ones and those emergency service workers who are on the front-line of the response this winter, putting themselves before others.
“As we have seen through each of the lockdown periods, the Police in West Yorkshire will continue to maintain their approach of engaging, explaining and encouraging, using enforcement only when and where is it absolutely necessary.
“Let’s keep working together to reduce the rates of transmission and we will come out stronger as a county at the other end.”
You can find out more about the tier restrictions here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/full-list-of-local-restriction-tiers-by-area