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More police on the streets ahead of England game

More police on the streets ahead of England game

Saturday 03 July 2021

More police on the streets ahead of England game

There will be more police officers on the streets this weekend as "additional resources" have been put in place ahead of England's next game in the Euros.

England is set to face Ukraine in the quarter finals of the competition tonight at 20:00. Czech Republic will also be playing Denmark today at 17:00.

The final steps in Jersey's covid 'reconnection' plan have been pushed back several times, meaning that stand-up drinking at local pubs and bars showing the matches is still not allowed.

The local police force is prepared ahead of the game, which could see a number of islanders visit local pubs to catch the action.

"We have additional resources in place to manage any associated disorder that may arise as a result of the Euros," a spokesperson said.

"We also continue to work with our partners and will respond if appropriate to any covid-related challenges that may also be linked."

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Pictured: Stand-up drinking is not allowed in licensed premises at present.

Some islanders had reported busy pubs with stand-up drinking taking place against current covid rules on social media following earlier Euros matches. At England's last game, one person reported being at a pub with more than 100 other people where physical distancing rules were broken as individuals celebrated the team's victory.

However, Public Health officials told Express that they thought compliance with covid restrictions across local hospitality premises in recent weeks had been “outstanding”.

They acknowledged there may be “pinch points”, but added: “We continue to work with businesses to minimise that. We have never seen wholesale dereliction of responsibility."

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Posted by Scott Mills on
Were there more police out there when portugal played? And of course remember no t not celebrate if england score/win, let's keep it cricket....and softly applaud the team.
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