Source: London Assembly
On 22 September 2020, the Government announced new measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including a 10pm curfew for hospitality businesses and the ‘rule of six’.
The Met has announced that it will be “stepping up” its enforcement of COVID-19 regulations in response to changes to regulations and rising rates of infection. The Met and London boroughs have signed up to a partnership agreement to assist in the enforcement of COVID regulations with local authorities in charge of enforcement activity around closure of licensed premises and restriction of access to public places.
Yesterday, it was announced that London would move into Tier 2 restrictions at midnight tonight. With new rules, including a ban on households mixing indoors, what powers do the Met have to fine Londoners who break COVID-19 rules? How will the Met work with local authorities and others to police the new rules?
On Monday, the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee will question the Met Police and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime on COVID-19 enforcement measures.
Other topics to be discussed include:
- Custody and police protection
- Hate crime
- County lines
- Violence Reduction Unit and work with young people
- Human resources and professionalism
- Huawei and Emergency Services Network
The guests are:
- Nick Ephgrave, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police
- Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime
The meeting will take place on Monday, 19 October 2020 from 2pm. In line with government advice, this meeting will take place virtually.
Media and members of the public can watch the meeting live here.