POLICE has been given further powers to help enforce the Government policy for people to stay indoors to fight the worsening Covid-19 spread.

The new legislation permits officers to use 'reasonable force' where necessary to ensure residents are complying with their orders.

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Members of the public are allowed to go out of their homes to shop for basic necessities, for exercise once a day, for medical needs and to travel to and from work if essential.

The National Police Chiefs Council announced the new regulations earlier today and assured that enforcement will be a last resort.