A statement from Drew Parkinson who is Area Commander For the Coastguard in the South Devon area known as Area 10.
“Coastguard Rescue Teams are assisting Devon & Cornwall Police with Mutual Aid Taskings. Coastguards will be assisting the Police by identifying areas where lots of people appear to be gathering together for BBQs or socialising rather than exercising. They will also identify areas where large numbers of people are exercising making it difficult to social distance.
Coastguard Rescue Teams remain fully operational throughout these taskings and are able to respond to coastal emergencies.
Requests for Mutual Aid should be raised through the Local Resilience Forum for consideration.”
Coastal Operations Area Commander – Area 10
The Local Resilience Forum for the SW is : Devon & Cornwall Police, Emergency Planning Unit, 7-9 Hamilton Drive, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ. Contact: Neil Hamlyn Devon & Cornwall LRF Community Risk Register firstname.lastname@example.org