Staffordshire's Chief Fire Officer Becci Bryant and Chief Constable Gareth Morgan

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Police and fire chiefs are urging Lichfield and Burntwood not to get complacent and breach coronavirus guidelines.

With warm weather expected to continue over the weekend, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking residents to continue to heed the stay at home advice.

They are also reminding people to exercise near to their homes rather than travelling to beauty spots.

Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Gareth Morgan said:

“We want to thank the vast majority of people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent who have been brilliant and followed the Government guidelines which are designed to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect the NHS and save lives.

“Our guidance has been clear since the restrictions were introduced and we are urging people to continue to stay at home and save lives, and when taking their daily exercise to do so in their local area and only with members of their own household.

“Now is not the time for people to be making unnecessary journeys.

“We don’t want a tiny minority to undo all the efforts and sacrifices already made by so many people to stop the spread of this disease and to save lives.”

Gareth Morgan, Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has already sent a warning to residents not to be tempted to burn rubbish or start garden fires during warm weather.

Chief Fire Officer, Becci Bryant, added:

“It’s important people stay at home and stay safe.

“With more people at home fire safety is as important as ever and businesses are being encouraged to review their fire safety precautions. 

“Firefighters are doing their bit to support the vulnerable across Staffordshire and we must all pull together to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Becci Bryant, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

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4 replies on “Police and fire chiefs urge Lichfield and Burntwood residents not to get complacent over coronavirus restrictions”

  1. If Gazza is so concerned about complacency he should look no further than our muppet show of a government.

    Failed to lockdown early
    Failed to test, trace and isolate
    Failed to provide adequate PPE for the NHS & care workers

    So with more joy than I care to measure, we’re locked-up in our own homes, again, to protect the vulnerable, because 5 weeks in and infections and deaths are significant everyday.

    So sorry Gazza, what is this good work of which you speak?

  2. It’s getting farcical now Darryl. With Trump advocating disinfectant injections, and internal U V light to combat the virus we will soon be alright!! This surely has to be the most crass statement ever made from a world ‘statesman’. Also, I feel we are being fed statistical information on a ‘need to know’ basis dressed up as political competence. What with Brexit and now Coronavirus I wonder if I can survive the existential consequences.

  3. Philip, on this we can agree, this “leader of the free world,” is an astonishing moron and, apparently, our MP thinks he’s the dogs proverbials.

  4. I don’t think many residents of Lichfield will get complacent as they haven’t even adhered to the restrictions yet. Still seeing many homes being visited regularly by relatives. Wait until we get a few cases then it will be a ghost town.
    As for President Chump, I bet the senate regret not impeaching him now. USA you deserve better.

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