Councils have today said Covid marshals will not be knocking on doors to catch any Christmas bubble rule breakers after police chiefs also ruled out visiting homes and setting up road blocks over the festive season. Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation said there is ‘no way’ officers will be knocking on doors of ‘normal households’ to catch rule breakers unless there is a ‘large party’ happening. He also called Covid laws a ‘toothless tiger’ because if people refuse to open their doors to officers, they have no power to gain entry. And London Councils, a cross-party organisation that represents the capital’s 33 boroughs, has said that while Covid marshals will be spotted out in public places over Christmas, they will not be knocking on private residences. A spokesman said: ‘The vast majority of Londoners are sticking to the rules on Covid-19 to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe. We expect this to continue to be the case, particularly in the light of concerns about the new strain of the virus. ‘Council officers will be out in public spaces throughout the Christmas period engaging with the public if necessary to ensure that they are aware of the rules… Read full this story
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