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Number of police off the job because of Covid-19 falls

The number of police officers unable to work because of Covid-19 has fallen from 48 to 16 over the last two weeks.

Chief Inspector Alex Rollin, of the community policing division said: “These numbers have had no impact on our frontline policing or calls for service.”

The BPS earlier said that one in ten of the service’s approximately 480 staff were out of office on January 12 because they had tested positive for Covid-19 or had been close contacts of people who had.

A spokesman said at the time that the reduction of manpower had not affected response times or enforcement activities, but administrative departments had been affected.

The Government has since loosened off quarantine rules to allow many who had had close contact with an infected individual to return to work.

The Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Fire Service Association also said that the number of staff unable to work because of the coronavirus had fallen in the past two weeks.

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Published January 28, 2022 at 7:52 am (Updated January 28, 2022 at 7:52 am)

Number of police off the job because of Covid-19 falls

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