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Motorists Reminded of COVID-19 Vehicle Checkpoint Protocol

Fri, 2021-04-16

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes – “The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR), the Bermuda Reserve Police (BRP) and the Bermuda Coast Guard continue to work together across the island conducting compliance checks and safety checks on the roads as well as the water during the Public Health (COVID-19 Emergency Powers) Stay at Home Regulations 2021.

To assist with these duties, all residents are encouraged to ensure when travelling on the island’s roads or waterways for any permitted reason, that they carry a valid photo ID.

Investigations Into Recent Spate of Fires in Pembroke Parish Still Ongoing

Fri, 2021-04-16

Detective Inspector Derricka Burns stated: “Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department, have conducted a number of enquiries into these incidents.

It has been confirmed that the fires were deliberately set, including the recent fire at Pigs Field playground which had damages estimated at approximately $60,000.

Officers have arrested one person in connection with the playground incident.

More arrests are anticipated.”

COVID-19 Stay at Home Public Spaces Restrictions

Tue, 2021-04-13

The public is reminded that under the COVID-19 Emergency Powers 'Stay at Home' Regulations 2021, persons will not be allowed access to the following:

•           The railway trails.

•           All public parks.

•           All public beaches.

•           All playgrounds.

•           All golf courses.

Members of the public are not allowed to use these areas for recreational purposes or to exercise.

Persons who fail to comply with these restrictions could be faced with a fine of six thousand dollars for a first offence.

A second offence could lead to a fine of ten thousand dollars and or three months’ imprisonment.

Pedal Cycling and Stay at Home Restrictions

Tue, 2021-04-13

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes - "The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to remind the public that as with the previous 'Shelter in Place' Regulations from 2020, the 2021 'Stay at Home' Regulations specifically prohibit the use of pedal cycles for recreation/exercise on Bermuda’s highways.

If however your pedal cycle is your normal mode of transport and you are using it to go to and from work or attend a permitted business/medical appointment, then that use is allowed under the current regulations as if you were using a car or motorcycle.

The BPS reminds the public that under the current regulations, exercise has been restricted to within a one kilometre radius of your home, on foot by yourself or with one other household member."

BPS, BRP & RBR Committed to Joint Working and Proportionate Enforcement of COVID-19 Regulations

Mon, 2021-04-12

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes wishes to commend the vast majority of residents who are following the relevant COVID-19 protocols and reaffirmed the role of the Bermuda Police Service (BPS). “The BPS working alongside our partners in the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR) and the Bermuda Reserve Police (BRP), remains committed to proportionate enforcement of the COVID-19 regulations and commends the vast majority of residents who continue to comply. Our primary goal is to help keep residents safe during this pandemic. However, anyone found violating the rules should expect to appear in court. Therefore, I urge everyone to do their part and abide by the regulations.

During the latest stay at home order, which goes into effect at 5am Tuesday, 13th April you can expect to see joint working with all three agencies across the island as well as the Bermuda Coastguard on the water. We will be conducting compliance checks, safety checks on the roads and curfew checks at night. Please ensure you take note of all Government guidance available to ensure that you do not fall outside of these regulations and give yourselves plenty of time to get home before curfew.”

Reminder: Appropriate Numbers to Call for COVID-19 Information

Mon, 2021-04-12

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) operators have been inundated with callers seeking information on COVID regulations and guidelines.

The BPS wishes to remind the public the 911 number is for emergencies only.

The 211 number is for the reporting of crimes.

For questions or information regarding the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, please call the government COVID information number, 444-2498.

Alternatively, you should visit https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus.

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