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Safety

Safety remains a priority while social distancing measures are put in place.

All measures being implemented have been shared with the emergency services. Full access will be maintained for their vehicles, so they are able to respond to any emergency as they would normally do. 

Town centre community safety patrols

Our officers will be regularly patrolling in Bournemouth and Boscombe town centres and will soon be patrolling in Poole to address any issues of street-based anti-social behaviour including begging. The team are experienced in dealing with ASB issues and can signpost people to support services or when necessary look at enforcement tools to address issues.

Social distancing and the law

We have no legal powers to enforce social distancing, as this is guidance not law. The emphasis is on individuals to follow the guidance for the safety of themselves and others.

We have a management control system in place to monitor how well people are able to socially distance. Our staff and partner organisations will be out in our three towns monitoring the situation and will report back on any issues or hotspots.

You can report a social distancing problem area directly to us.