If a crime is ongoing or there is immediate risk to life, please dial 999. This includes:
Where there is a threat to life (including road traffic collisions where persons are injured, the road is blocked or a vehicle involved in the collision has failed to stop)
- Violence to a person or damage to property is imminent
- A serious offence is in progress
A suspected offender is still at the scene of an incident or any delay in reporting the incident may prevent the offender being apprehended
Serious disruption to the public is currently taking place, or is likely to take place
This form should be used to report significant breaches of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) legislation updated on Friday 24 July 2020. This includes regulations on face coverings in shops and supermarkets.
From this date, no person may, without reasonable excuse, enter or remain within a relevant place without wearing a face covering. For full details including any enquiries in regards to international travel and immigration please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Definition of a face covering: A ‘face covering’ means a covering of any type which covers a person’s nose and mouth.
Regulations on face coverings
Relevant places where face coverings must be worn include, but are not limited to:
a) a shop (exemptions apply)
b) enclosed shopping centres, excluding any area in that building which is open to the public and where seating or tables are made available for the consumption of food and drink
c) banks and building societies
d) post offices
e) enclosed transport hubs
Relevant places do not include:
a) restaurants with table service, including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members’ clubs
b) bars, including bars in hotels or members’ clubs
c) public houses
a child under the age of 11 years
a person responsible for a relevant place or an employee of that person acting in the course of their employment
persons providing services in the relevant place
an emergency responder (other than a constable) acting in their capacity as an emergency responder
a constable or PCSO acting in the course of their duty
This list is not exhaustive.There are other exemptions please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for further information.
Regulations on gatherings
It is against the law for gatherings of more than 30 people to take place in private homes
(including gardens and other outdoor spaces). Businesses and venues following
COVID-19 Secure guidelines
can host larger groups provided they comply with the law. Access can also be restricted to public outdoor spaces, such beaches or parks, if deemed necessary to prevent the further spread of the virus. For more information on the regulations on gatherings please visit
Please note we can only enforce the Health Protection Regulations, we cannot enforce Government guidance. Therefore, please do not use this form to report issues with social distancing
Please continue to use this form to report large gatherings of people who are not from the same household, house parties or other significant incidents which you are concerned breach the current legislation.
By submitting this report, you accept that the incident is suitable to be reported online. If your incident is not suitable for online reporting, please call us on 101.