COVID compliance: Tough love for rule breakers?
Breaching coronavirus restrictions isn’t a new problem – but as the new variant continues to spread and NHS pressure grows, the issue has been a focal point in recent days.
Speaking during Tuesday’s Downing Street news conference, Home Secretary Priti Patel insisted the current rules were “very simple and clear” and “tough enough”.
The chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council Martin Hewitt also said a “stubborn number” of people are still refusing to follow them.
Are police using the right approach? Do rule breakers need some tough love? And how has human behaviour been critical in shaping the COVID pandemic response?
On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we are joined by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne and Stephen Reicher, who is professor of Social Psychology at the University of St Andrews and member of the Independent Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (SPI-B).
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