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Social distancing still not getting through as scenes from Gatwick show

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An image posted on Twitter appears to questions social distancing measures and how they are still not being adhered to.

The tweet posted this morning shows a crowded scene at check-in desks in Gatwick Airport.

Last night the Prime Minister made it clear that people were to stay at home wherever possible and for those who had to go out for work or for essential travel that social distancing measures must be followed.


But images from London showing crowded tube trains and construction sites with numerous workers in close proximity to each other clearly shows that the advice is still not being followed.

All non-essential businesses have now been asked to close. A full list of which businesses are to close and who may remain open is available here.


A Gatwick spokesperson said:

“Gatwick’s priority remains the safety of our passengers and staff.  Our staff have been strongly advising passengers to adhere to social distancing measures in the terminals by encouraging passengers to stay two metres apart from one another.

“This advice is being followed by most passengers, however, we are aware of unfortunate incidents when this guidance has been ignored.

“Gatwick will continue to follow the advice of Public Health England in full and have made hand sanitizer available in our terminals, with PHE guidance on hand washing also displayed prominently across the airport.”

Elsewhere children were seen using a skatepark in Southgate, Crawley. Council staff dispersed the users and said the skatepark was closed but as it was an open access site then there was no way to completely close it.

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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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