Following today’s announcement that Herefordshire will be moving into Tier 1, Superintendent for Herefordshire Ross Jones said:

“The good news for those living in Herefordshire is that we are now within Tier 1 as we approach the Christmas period. However, areas surrounding us are living under different regulations, not only in England but also Wales.

“The Government’s regulations do outline that you must adhere to the restrictions for the area in which you live, even if you have travelled out of that tier. We continue to work together across our force counties and closely with our neighbouring forces and where breaches are identified we will use our powers fairly and proportionality.

“This has been a challenging year for everyone and we certainly understand the temptation that will be there to head out an socialise. Our communities have worked incredibly hard to reduce the number of cases in Herefordshire. It’s important that we all continue to stick to the rules which are in place to keep us all safe and prevent the further spread of the virus.”