This is how many fixed penalty notices have been issued in Bedfordshire for breaking Covid rules

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Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 11:30 am

Bedfordshire Police has issued 415 Covid-related fixed penalty notices (FPNs) since the first lockdown began.

But the data, which comes from the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), shows just one person in the county was fined for holding gatherings of more than 30 people.

Here's a breakdown of the FPNs issued by Bedfordshire Police between March 27, 2020 and January 17, this year:

Bedfordshire Police issued 415 Covid-related fixed penalty notices since the first lockdown began

Business Regulations: 4

International travel regulations: 2

Face coverings regulations (public transport & relevant place): 1

All Tiers Regulations (including January lockdown): 106

No.4 regs (November national lockdown): 21

Hold a gathering of more than 30 people: 1

Local Covid 19 alert levels: 2

No.1, No.2 and local lockdown regulations: 278

Chief Superintendent John Murphy said: “Our approach throughout has been to engage and educate in the first instance, and as a force we have carried out regular patrols.

“We have continued to work with our partners to ensure people have been complying with the regulations and have supported our communities to make Bedfordshire safe.

“Fines and enforcement are a last resort for us, but where necessary we have taken firm action against those who brazenly decide to breach the regulations.

“Thank you to those who continue to adhere to the government guidelines, by staying at home and preventing the spread of coronavirus.”