People who refuse to leave public spaces during the current lockdown, when asked by police, will be forced to do so, the Met Police Commissioner has said.
Dame Cressida Dick spoke after people were seen sunbathing in London's parks in the warm weather. She said the public will be encouraged to abide by the rules and, if necessary, asked to move on.
She said breaking the rules on gatherings can result in enforcement.
She declined to comment on whether tighter restrictions were needed, but said:
Dame Cressida said there have been instances where people have coughed and spat at others, including police officers, while claiming they have "corona".
She did not reveal how many officers were off sick or self-isolating, but said the Met was providing a good service for Londoners.