Police in Andover have praised residents after patrolling the town today.

Officers had been conducting the patrols as part of the enforcement of Covid-19 regulations, and had been visiting a variety of shops and businesses as part of their work.

They gave the town a thumbs up for its work on February 11, adding the hashtag “together we can do this”.

Andover Police said: “We’ve been out conducting COVID Regulations patrols around Andover today, visiting shops and speaking to people about their reasons for travel.

“Thankfully everyone we’ve seen has been wearing a face covering and has been compliant with the rules.”

Under current lockdown rules, members of the public must stay at home unless they have a reasonable excuse not to do so. These include work, volunteering, essential activities and education.

You can only meet with people from a different household if you are part of the same support or childcare bubble. You may also meet one person from a different household to exercise outside together.

Breaches of these rules can result in a £200 fine, which doubles on each offence up to a maximum of £6,400.