With pubs, bars and restaurants reopening this weekend, the police is reminding people to enjoy themselves safely and responsibly.

Thames Valley Police has a 'comprehensive plan' in place to ensure people follow Government guidelines and there is no disorder.

Officers will take action against those who organise gatherings as restrictions are still in place.

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Head of local policing, Chief Superintendent Christian Bunt, said: “After over three months of social restrictions, we understand that people will want to go out and enjoy themselves when lockdown restrictions ease further on Saturday.

“As these restrictions are lifted however, the public have an even greater responsibility to adhere to the government guidance around social distancing and hygiene and play their part in stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

"Covid-19 still presents a significant threat to public health, as highlighted by the local lockdown seen in Leicester this week, and we must all continue to respect the measures in place to protect lives."

Officers will be visible in Oxford city centre and town centres across the county as well as extra resources and officers ready to respond to any disorder or criminality.

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Not all venues will be open and people should consider pre-booking entry as part of their plans.

Mr Bunt added: "And whilst we have no powers to enforce social distancing, restrictions around gatherings are still in place and we will break up illegal events and take action against those who organise them.

“We are also working with local authorities and licensees to support their plans to manage the number of people out and about.

“We want everyone to have a great time and enjoy themselves but please stay safe and adhere to the public health measures in place to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.”

Please see the latest government guidance on the further easing of restrictions.