A MAN who failed to isolate with his wife, who tested positive for coronavirus, is among 90 people fined by South Wales Police this weekend.

Despite Wales being under Alert Level Four restrictions, South Wales Police received more than 442 reports of potential coronavirus breaches, with fines issued to numerous people.

Some of those fined for flouting restrictions were:

  • The above mentioned man who failed to self-isolated with his Covid-positive wife in Barry.
  • Four men who travelled to Penarth Pier and drank alcohol in the street.
  • A man who travelled from Porthcawl to Cardiff to take photos for a competition.
  • Three people from different households found mixing at a Penarth address.
  • A man who was found at a Cardiff property – 28 miles from his home address.
  • 12 attendees to a house party in Roath.
  • 11 people who attended a garden party in Cardiff.
  • Four men who travelled in the same vehicle from various areas of Cardiff and the Vale to visit Cosmeston Country Park.
  • Parents who drove to test out their daughters quad bike at fields in Bridgend.
  • Eight people who congregated in a garden shed in Sketty.
  • Three people who attended a child’s birthday party in Penlan, Swansea.
  • Nine people who gathered at a house for a gender reveal party in Townhill, Swansea.
  • Four people who gathered to watch the football in Mount Pleasant, Swansea.

Joint Enforcement Teams (JETs), made up of police officers and council staff, have been established in each of the seven local authority areas and continue to target areas of high concern.

Chief Superintendent Andy Valentine said: “Alert Level Four restrictions have been in place since before Christmas and the legislation is clear.

"Multiple households should not be mixing, be that indoors or outdoors, and people should only be leaving home for a limited number of reasons, such as shopping for essentials.

“While exercise is permitted and encouraged, Welsh Government has been clear that travelling to do so is not deemed reasonable, so to see dozens of cars at our beauty spot car parks again this weekend is frustrating and disappointing.

“Our officers were met with some serious breaches of the rules this weekend leading to fixed penalties being issued.

“I know that the restrictions are tough but we remain in the midst of an extremely serious health emergency and we all have a part to play in helping to slow the spread of coronavirus and help ease the pressure on our NHS.

“Those unwilling to act responsibility by flagrantly breaching the rules should expect to subject to enforcement action.”