WEST Mercia Police have tweeted about people stopped by police officers out on the streets, and not following the government enforced rules.

Earlier this week people were told the only valid reasons to leave home were to get exercise once a day, travel to work, shop for essential items or fulfil medical care or care needs.

But West Mercia Specials twitter account has tweeted about those they stopped on Tuesday night - including someone taking pictures.

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The account tweeted: "Despite all the communication and advice, there were still a number of people out and about last night thinking the rules don't apply to them.

"There was even one person out doing some photography "while town is empty".

"All suitably advised and sent home. #StayHome."

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Coronavirus symptoms to watch out for

- A high temperature

- A new, continuous cough

If you have these symptoms (no matter how mild)

- Stay at home for 7 days (self-isolation)

- Everyone else in your household should not leave the house for 14 days

- Stay away from any ‘at risk’ people

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- Check if you are on the list of ‘extremely’ vulnerable people. It includes those with cancer or who have had transplants and other conditions

- If you are, you should not leave home for the next 12 weeks (shielding). Food packages will be provided for you


- Stay at home as much as possible

- Avoid gatherings with family and friends

- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds

- If you have to leave your home, stay 2 metres away from others at all times (social distancing)

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