A Wedding reception with 250 guests was shut down by police for a breach of the COVID regulations.
Police in London had to shut down a ‘covid breeding ground’ wedding reception in London that had 250 guests present with no social distancing and 235 too many people! Under current rules, wedding receptions in England are limited to a maximum of 15 guests and social distancing measures must always be followed.
The two organisers that were fined had tried to hide the celebration by closing the shutters at the front of the venue. The game was up, however, when officers uncovered the rule-breakers after concerned residents, thinking the address on Old Kent Road was being burgled, called the police
Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent, Nicky Arrowsmith, described it as “a blatant breach of the regulations” saying that it “could have been a breeding ground for transmitting the virus.” she added, quote:
“There were over 200 people inside, no social distancing and indeed no attempts to make the venue Covid secure, in line with the Government guidelines. Being reported for a fine is clearly not a wedding present people would be expecting, however as this was such a flagrant breach of the regulations, it was entirely necessary. Officers across the Met will continue our efforts to keep London safe by shutting down those events which deliberately and dangerously put people’s health at risk. If you are planning a wedding this weekend please make sure it falls within the current regulations.”
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