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Police checking Covid-19 compliance over Bermuda Day

Bermuda Day Parade (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Police today warned they will be on the watch for Covid-19 compliance ahead of the Bermuda Day holiday weekend.

Acting Superintendent Tracy Adams said there would be visible patrols from Friday through Sunday.

He said antisocial behaviour would not be tolerated and advised the public to flag up problems by calling 211, the main police number 295-0011, or 911 in an emergency.

Complaints of loud music in neighbourhoods and on the water may occur in the celebratory holiday atmosphere.

Mr Adams asked for “patience and tolerance on the part of the persons who enjoy a more low-key celebration, along with a display of respect and courtesy on the part of those who like to party hard”.

“Ideally, members of the communities that they live in should work together to keep the peace in their neighbourhoods.”

Acting Chief Inspector Scott Devine called for caution when travelling around the eastern and central areas of the island during the Sinclair Packwood Memorial Bicycle Race and Bermuda Half Marathon Derby.

Both races start in St George’s, heading west along Kindley Field Road onto North Shore Road, via Flatts.

Riders and runners will proceed to Middle Road, then Hamilton, where cyclists finish on Cedar Avenue and runners on Dutton Avenue. Spectators should maintain physical distancing.

Mr Devine warned morning air travellers on Friday that road closures would start at 7.45am. The race route must be kept completely free of vehicles.

He added that access to Hamilton would be “severely restricted until the completion of both races”.

After the cycle race, vehicles can cross the route at these areas:

• Harrington Sound Road to North Shore Road, heading westerly;

• Hermitage Road, to access Vesey Street;

• Brighton Hill Road, to access Parsons Lane.

Police and race marshals will keep watch at these locations. Mr Devine asked the public for patience, and to follow directions.

As the final runners make their way along the course, roads will be reopened where possible, for traffic to get through.

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Published May 26, 2021 at 7:46 pm (Updated May 26, 2021 at 7:46 pm)

Police checking Covid-19 compliance over Bermuda Day

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