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Coronavirus: Largest jump in UK deaths, confirmed cases exceed 8,000 as some Crawley parents decide to take children to playground

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If it was the shock factor parents needed then it could be coming if advice by the government and health officials are not followed.

After children were seen using the skatepark in Southgate this morning, 24th March, now several playgrounds have been seen occupied by numerous parents with their children, clearly not abiding by the social distancing rules as they engaged with other people.

In Cherry lane playground over a dozen parents and their children were seen enjoying the playground.

Crawley Council has confirmed that all play areas are closed and that new signage will be installed in the next day.

A spokesperson for Crawley Council said:

“We continue to urge people to follow the Government’s advice – stay at home. Only leave for food, health reasons or work (where this cannot be done from home) Stay 2m from other people Wash hands as soon as you get home.”

The government again made it clear that anyone found not obeying the rules will be fined a starting fee of £30 but going up to an unlimited amount for persistent offenders.

In todays Downing Street briefing, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock again reiterated that it was not a request for people to stay indoors, it was a rule.

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Breaking the ‘sex ban’ can cost a Crawley resident up to £3200

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It has been called the most farcical of rules but as the Government updated their coronavirus rules then so it has begun to sink in with media outlets across the UK that this is essentially a sex ban.

The amendments made to the rules say that no person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a private or public place indoors and consists of two or more persons!

According to the government this is to make sure people are not staying away from home at night. But the reality is very different.

If you have a ‘special friend’ or partner you do not live with and wish to have some ‘fun’ together then you are going to have to wait a little longer.

The fines start at £100 (£50 if paid within 14 days) but for repeat offenders it goes up as high as £3200.

Already #sexban has been trending on twitter.

But what is not clear is how the police, who are already over stretched, would even be able to control this?

One Bewbush resident commented on the news:

“So if I decide for some hanky panky with my girlfriend when she comes over am I going to be interrupted mid sesh with some plod stood over me writing a fine?”

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