FALMOUTH police have praised the "vast majority" of people for adhering to government restrictions to stay indoors, but say there are people who are still flouting the rules.

Posting on its Facebook page, Falmouth and Helston Police said officers were still having to disperse people who were sunbathing on the beach, meeting up to socialise, going to the park for a picnic or letting their children play together.

A spokesperson said on Thursday: "The Neighbourhood Team have been out on foot patrol all day today and patrols will continue into the evening.

"A huge thank you to the vast majority of you adhering to the Government advice.

"Unfortunately there are still people out going against advice and we are still having to disperse people.

"People out sunbathing on the beach, people meeting up to socialise, people going to the park for a picnic, children meeting up to play.

"This is not OK. This is not a holiday.

"Please take notice of Government advice and stop putting other people at risk. Only travel where it is essential."