A man who failed to self-isolate was one of 90 people fined by police for breaches of Covid lockdown rules over the weekend.
The individual from Barry should have self-isolated after his wife tested positive for Covid, according to South Wales Police.
It received more than 442 reports of possible breaches of the rules over the weekend, as Wales remains under Alert Level 4 restrictions.
Many of those reports did not amount to actual breaches, but officers issued fixed penalty notices in a host of other cases.
- A man who travelled from Porthcawl to Cardiff to take pictures for a photography competition;
- Four men who travelled to Penarth Pier and were drinking alcohol in the street;
- 12 people at a house party in Roath;
- 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 daughter’s quad bike at fields in Bridgend, which also landed them with Section 59 warning in relation to use of the quad;
- A man who was found at a Cardiff property, 28 miles from his home address;
- Three people from different households found mixing at an address in Penarth;
- Eleven people who attended a garden party in Cardiff;
- Eight people who congregated in a garden shed in Sketty; and,
- Three people who attended a child’s birthday party in Penlan, Swansea.
Police revealed last night that fines had been issued for people who gathered at a house for a gender reveal party in Townhill, Swansea; and to four people who gathered to watch the football in Mount Pleasant, Swansea;
Chief Superintendent Andy Valentine said: “Alert Level 4 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 be subject to enforcement action.”
South Wales Police officers also carried out proactive patrols to enforce the rules.
The Gower neighbourhood policing team conducted an operation at car parks in Langland, Bracelet Bay and Caswell, stopping 143 cars in just three hours, with the vast majority of people found to have travelled without reasonable excuse, resulting in further enforcement action.
And in Penarth, officers implemented a road closure in order to disperse crowds and conduct checks.