The police will stop the passengers on the train to question them about their movements as the coronavirus blockade continues, with everyone urged to stay home.
British transport police officers said they would solicit anyone without an “essential” reason to go home on Friday morning, March 27th.
Railway users should expect questions such as “you have to travel”, “you can work from home” and “have a good reason to travel” during their travels.
It occurs when public transportation services have been cut across the city to meet falling demand as more people work from home – as indicated by the latest government council.
Only key workers should use buses, trains and trams and the police will crack down on this to help save lives nationally and reduce pressure on the already troubled NHS.
The force urged anyone thinking of traveling by public transport to consider first whether their journey is essential and, if not, stay home.
In a tweet, he warned: “If you are using the rail network this morning, you can expect to see our officers and ask yourself why you are traveling.
“Thanks to everyone at home. You are saving lives and helping us focus on getting key workers to work. #StayHomeSaveLives.”
West Midlands police also said it was blocking drivers who made non-essential trips and would have stopped vehicles to verify the nature of their trip.
During the blockade, the British should venture only for “essential” purposes, including shopping for essential foods or mecidines.
People can only leave the house for the following very limited purposes:
- shopping for basic needs, as rarely as possible
- one form of exercise per day – such as a run, walk or cycle – alone or with family members;
- any medical need, to provide assistance or help a vulnerable person; is
- travel to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.
These are the only ones reasons why you should leave your home. You shouldn’t be meeting friends.
If your friends ask you to meet you, you should say No.
You shouldn’t meet family members who don’t live in your house.
You shouldn’t go shopping except for essential things like food and medicine – and you should do it as little as possible.
And use the food delivery services where you can.
If you don’t follow the rules, the police will have the power to enforce them, including through fines and scattered meetings.
Earlier this week, Birmingham traffic police said: “We will stop people and vehicles to check if your trip meets current guidelines. #Coronavirus #StayHomeSavesLives.”
Meetings of more than two people were banned during Boris Johnson’s historic announcement on Monday March 23 – and police were given the power to impose this.