As more businesses are allowed to open during this month, the county’s residents are being urged to #StickWithItSuffolk - by keeping it local and sticking to the guidance, such as social distancing.
Suffolk Police said that even before COVID-19, they and the NHS had to deal with the consequences of people drinking too much. This was dangerous behaviour before the pandemic, but now will put unnecessary, extra pressure on emergency services and means businesses may not be able to operate in a safe way.
However, the Police say they need people to help, by sticking to the guidance, observing social distancing measures and acting sensibly. Otherwise, businesses could once again be threatened with closure.
Suffolk Police Assistant Chief Constable, Rob Jones said that: “Whilst we of course want people to have a good time and enjoy themselves in pubs and bars, we must remember that coronavirus is still a serious risk to health. The key advice is to know your limits, drink sensibly and consider how you will get home safely.”