Students who hosted a party in the city’s residential halls have been fined – the day the new Tear to Coron virus ban came into effect.
Police were called to a large group in a flat on Hampden Street around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 14) for a report and found out who organized the party.
Two students were issued notices of 200 fixed fines and 15 more students were warned when officers stopped the party.
City Center Neighborhood Policing Inspector Paul Gumer said: “I can’t say enough about the current situation we are in.
“Most students comply with these restrictions and I am grateful to those who understand their responsibility to prevent the spread of Cavid-19.
“It is being said that minorities feel that they do not have to follow the rules and we will take action against them.
“The new restrictions prohibit people from mixing with people from other families or bubbles, and we will respond to any public concerns surrounding this issue.
“If we do not recognize and comply with the requirements, there will inevitably be consequences that create more restrictions in our daily lives.
“Working closely with our partners at both the University and Nottingham City Council, we will engage with those who do not follow their guidance and if it is deemed appropriate, we will fine them.”
A spokesman for the University of Nottingham Trent added: “We are working with the police and investigating this as an urgent matter.
“All of our students have been made aware that they – like everyone else – have an important role to play in limiting the spread of this virus.
“We know that most of our students will respect the guidelines and advice.
“Where we have evidence of a student’s limitation violation, there may also be consequences of our disciplinary procedures, including punishment or exclusion.
“We are working with our housing partners and deploying additional security patrols to make sure this happens across the entire student community.”
It comes after fining eight students for hosting parties elsewhere in the city the next day.
Here is a complete list of two level restrictions:
- You will not socialize with anyone outside your home or support bubbles in any indoor setting at home or in a public place
- You must not socialize in more than six groups outside, including other places like gardens or beaches or parks (except where certain discounts apply)
- Businesses and venues can operate in a covid-safe manner without the law and closure
- A few businesses are needed to ensure that customers only drink food and drink while seated and must be closed between 10pm and 5am
- Businesses and venues selling food for outdoor use can continue to do so after 10pm via delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.
- Schools, universities and places of worship are open
- Weddings and janazas can proceed with restrictions on the number of attendees
- Exercise classes and organized sports can also be carried out outside the home. These will only be allowed indoors if people do not live with them or do not share any support with intellectuals or avoid mixing for youth or disabled sports.
- You can continue to travel to open spaces or facilities for work or access to education, but you need to reduce the number of trips where possible.