England is now subject to National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions. You must stay at home.
It is illegal to sell certain products to people below specified age limits. The majority of age restricted product legislation is enforced by the Police or Trading Standards.
There are harsh financial and custodial penalties which can be applied for not complying with such laws.
ProxyWatch is a 24-hour service enabling members of the public to report when youths asked them to buy alcohol or cigarettes.
ProxyWatch receives information from a wide variety of sources including members of the public, police, community wardens, and shop managers and staff.
The overall aim of ProxyWatch is to reduce the supply of alcohol to minors, and in turn reduce anti-social behaviour near and around retail areas.
To report an incident to ProxyWatch text 07730 704892, phone 023 9268 8777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow the link for more information on the national Proof of Age Standards scheme.
This advice is not intended to be a definitive guide to, or substitute for, the relevant law. Follow the link for more information and guidance from the government Home Office. Seek independent legal advice if appropriate.
Alternatively, follow the link for further information on the Challenge 25 campaign, or write to us for further advice at:
Trading Standards, Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2PQ
Follow the link for more information on staff training to prevent underage sales.