Individuals are breaking lockdown guidelines if they’re dropping off household at Manchester Airport, police have now warned.
Better Manchester Police mentioned officers are partaking with a rising variety of people who find themselves arriving on the airport with ‘no intention of travelling’.
Officers have issued round 160 mounted penalty notices for breaches of Covid-19 laws in current weeks.
They are saying massive teams of individuals have been discovered dropping relations off and coming into the departures terminal.
Below the present lockdown laws, this isn’t allowed.
Better Manchester Police mentioned folks will need to have a legitimate purpose for journey.
Legally, folks should notify airways of the rationale for his or her journey from Monday March 8.
Chief Inspector Andy Sutcliffe, at Manchester Airport, mentioned this behaviour is risking the well being of everybody within the terminal.
“Historically folks arrive on the airport to want family members and relations a protected flight and to wave them off,” he mentioned.
“Sadly for the time being this isn’t attainable as a consequence of Covid-19 and the laws that the Authorities has put in place.
“We try to minimise the variety of folks within the departures terminal and this isn’t attainable when people who find themselves not travelling enter the world.
“It is risking the well being of everybody within the terminal together with my officers who should actively interact with them to query why they’re there.
“Solely people who find themselves travelling on a pre-booked flight ought to be within the terminal and they need to be dropped off by one individual from their family or bubble or by public transport.
“We’re patrolling in-line with Authorities laws and can do all we will to cut back the unfold of the virus and defend the respectable customers of the airport.”
The keep at residence lockdown messaging presently stays the identical, with folks being instructed they might solely journey whether it is important.
Airport drop-offs ought to be carried out by one member of the family both in your family or in your bubble, police say.
“If this isn’t attainable a taxi or public transport is the most effective methodology of journey to stop massive teams gathering contained in the terminal,” a GMP spokesperson mentioned.
“Officers might be on patrol to have interaction with folks in an effort to maintain others protected.
“Chances are you’ll be stopped and questioned if they believe you aren’t there to journey and an FPN could also be issued.”
The foundations for dropping folks off on the airport
- Nominate one driver out of your family or bubble to drop you off on the airport
- Prepare to journey by taxi or public transport if you cannot be pushed by one individual
- Solely enter the terminal in case you are travelling
- Convey people who find themselves not travelling in to the terminal – having extra folks in there than wanted is risking the well being of others
- Journey except it’s important – the COVID laws stay in place