Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, College of Policing CEO, said: “I want to thank everyone working in policing for their hard work and professionalism during these incredibly testing times.
“The service is adapting to the demands and pressures of responding to COVID-19. The regulations announced today will enable the police to play their part in the national effort to save lives and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities.
“Keeping everyone safe is, as always, a shared endeavour. Policing will be asking that everyone supports their efforts by staying at home at this critical time.”