HAMPSHIRE Constabulary has launched a new website page for people to report those flouting the Covid-19 isolation measures.

The force is asking people to let them know about possible breaches of the new rules introduced to stop the spread of the virus, which includes social distancing measures preventing people gathering in groups.

Government guidelines state that people should only leave their homes to shop for basic necessities “as infrequently as possible” and to perform one form of exercise a day, or to seek medical help, provide care to a vulnerable person or travel to work if “absolutely necessary”

Following the introduction of the new website those making a report are advised to only do so if they feel there is a “significant issue” or “serious breach of the restrictions”.

It asks people to check the guidance first regarding businesses or venues that are allowed to remain open or the ‘stay at home’ measures.

The website allows someone to provide the location of where the breach has taken place, or is taking place.

However, police said that the new enforcement law, which allows them to issue a fixed penalty notice of £60 or £120 for second time offenders, is a “last resort”.

There has been growing anger on social media at the way some people are flouting the rules whilst the majority are abiding by the order for new self-imprisonment in their own homes.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: “The vast majority of people are complying with the government’s guidelines on not taking non-essential journeys and ensuring they social distance when they do leave the house.

“Our officers are out across the area and engaging with people they do see out and about.

“If necessary, they are explaining the guidelines and encouraging those people to return home, or ensure they are social distancing.

“The enforcement of the new law is a last resort.”

To make a report visit www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/c19/tell-us-about-possible-breachcoronavirus-measures, or go to www.hampshire.police.uk to find out more information.