Open Letter to persons organising or participating in public gatherings

Thames Valley Police strongly advise people not to attend any large gatherings for the protection of yourselves and others as we are still in the middle of a global pandemic.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 as currently amended states that no person may participate in a gathering which consists of more than six people unless certain exemptions apply.

The exemption are laid out in Regulation 5 and can be found at

Failure to comply with Regulation 5 could place you at risk of committing a criminal offence.

It is your responsibility to check the legal status of the gathering to ensure you are not committing an offence by participating in said gathering.

We all need to continue to be vigilant and do our part to prevent further spread of the virus.