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A city council has taken to Twitter to urge "sesh-fit" residents not to start "snogging" strangers over the Bank Holiday weekend.
In a series of tongue-in-cheek tweets, Plymouth City Council warned people not to get drunk and kiss outdoors because "you don’t know where they've been".
It said "funny business" should be avoided, and snogging strangers in parks or beer gardens was off the cards amidst fears of a resurgence of coronavirus infections.
The council wrote: "Baaank Holidaaaay and in the immortal words of Kool and the Gang: ‘celebrate good times - come on!’
''Some of you should be sesh-fit by now and able to hold your booze.
Baaank Holidaaaay and in the immortal words of Kool and the Gang: ‘celebrate good times - come on!’
Some of you should be sesh-fit by now and able to hold your booze. But in case you haven’t…. it’s time for the ‘don’t tell me how to drink and behave’ weekly lecture from us. 1/7 pic.twitter.com/1CDgtcYQ0v
— Plymouth City Council (@plymouthcc) April 29, 2021
''But in case you haven’t…. it’s time for the ‘don’t tell me how to drink and behave’ weekly lecture from us."
The council then proceeded to advise that police and COVID marshals will be patrolling the city over the weekend to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
"On the Hoe: drink by all means but don’t be an idiot," it continued.
"We’ve got special powers, not X-ray vision but something worse - the power to take booze off people misbehaving.
''The police and COVID marshals will be EVERYWHERE, so no funny business."
Plymouth is one of the UK's zero-COVID areas according to data published on Friday. Nobody in the city council area has died of coronavirus for 57 days thanks to low infection rates.
However, the emergence of new variants and threat of relaxed attitudes over the weekend prompted authorities to remind residents of certain rules and regulations.
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"Barbecuing in a light Arctic breeze?," the council asked. "We’ve got fire proof bins which clearly say put your disposable BBQs here - please use them. Bins - we’ve got some big ‘uns which will be emptied regularly. Use them. If they’re full, take your rubbish home."
And rules for pubgoers were made clear: "Wear a mask if you go inside to use the toilet. Keep your distance or you could be asked to leave.
"Don’t move the tables - they are kept apart for social distancing. No snogging or hugging outside your household - you don’t know where they’ve been…"
Finally, the Twitter thread appealed for respect for other people's property.
"There are loads of loos - use them, not some poor soul’s doorway," it said. "Keep the noise down. Put your rubbish in bins - they are gi-hugeous, come in fashionable black or grey and you can’t miss them. If it’s full, take your rubbish home.
"We’ve got marshals at taxi ranks to make sure folk queue in a proper British manner. Bear with the drivers, they have to clean touch points after each ride.
''Our spies tell us that drivers get flack for asking passengers to mask up. They're keeping you safe."
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