Coronavirus: Disease Control

Home Office written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent people travelling from higher to lower local covid alert level Tier areas; and whether she plans to provide the police with additional powers to enforce the guidance on travel restraint.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government is clear that those living in a higher tier or tier 4 area are advised not to travel out of the area unless it is necessary, such as for work or education. It is important that people follow government guidance on local tier restrictions.

Powers available to the police related to the Covid-19 regulations are kept under review and the police have the power to issue fixed penalty notices for those who do not have a reasonable excuse for travelling from their area.

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