Stay safe and follow the rules

As the number of new coronavirus cases continue to rise across the county, I would like to remind people that they must continue to follow the lockdown rules to protect our NHS and help save lives. The more we do now to support the lockdown, the sooner it will be over.

Additional police patrols continue and we are working with partner agencies to ensure that our communities are behaving responsibly.

The ‘stay at home’ instruction means staying at home except for a handful of permitted reasons. These rules will be reviewed on Monday 15 February.

Under the new measures, support and childcare bubbles continue, people can meet ONE person from another household for outdoor exercise but exercise should be limited to once a day and kept local.

Parents are responsible for making sure their children operate within these rules, as they apply to everyone.

If you believe someone may be breaching the COVID-19 regulations, you can report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101.

You can ask your local council to investigate a business or organisation for not following the Government’s COVID-19 regulations by reporting it to them online.

If you are feeling unwell, you should book a test at or call 119.

For support from HertsHelp visit, email or call 0300 123 4044.

If you believe a crime is in progress, or someone is in danger, always dial 999.

Thank you for your continued support.

Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Guy Westwood
Hitchin Rural