Police at Manchester Airport are engaging with an increasing number of people who are arriving at the airport with no intention of travelling.

Around 160 fixed penalty notices have been issued for breaches of the COVID regulations at the airport.

Large groups of people are dropping family members off and coming in to the departures terminal, which under the current regulations is not allowed.

Police say that you should also ensure that you have a valid reason for travel, under the exemptions.

Legally, you will have to notify the airlines of the reason for your journey from Monday 8 March.

The stay at home messaging remains the same and you must only travel if it is essential. If you are travelling and need to be dropped off at the airport, this should be done by one family member either in your household or in your bubble. If this is not possible a taxi or public transport is the best method of travel to prevent large groups gathering inside the terminal.

Officers will be on patrol to engage with people in an effort to keep others safe. You may be stopped and questioned if they suspect you are not there to travel and an FPN may be issued.



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