Police checkpoints aren't just for Easter: they will continue during lockdown

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 4:33PM
Police have set up lockdowns to stop people heading to holiday homes. (Photo / Alan Gibson)

Police checkpoints aren't just for Easter: they will continue during lockdown

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 4:33PM

Don't expect Police to loosen up after the Easter weekend.

Checkpoints are in place across the country to stop anyone trying to make a getaway to their bach for the long weekend.

Assistant Police commissioner Richard Chambers told Heather du Plessis-Allan the checkpoints are here to stay.

"Those will continue not just over Easter, they'll continue while we're at Alert Level 4. Just because its an Easter break doesn't mean the expectations about being at Alert Level 4 change." 

He says that even if you have a holiday home, don't travel.

"Our messaging has been loud and clear that we've all got to do the right thing here. It's about staying home, saving lives, and stay in your bubble."