Golf courses targeted amid Covid-19 concerns
Police officers attended two private clubs today but found no evidence of Covid-19 regulation breaches, the Commissioner of Police said tonight.
Stephen Corbishley said officers got an anonymous tip off that the Mid Ocean Club in Hamilton Parish was open, including the bar and clubhouse.
He added that the tipster also claimed that people who should be in lockdown at home were out on the course.
Mr Corbishley said that it was confirmed that the club was closed but that members were playing golf.
He added: “We went there, we engaged with people, we checked that there were no parties that were subject to quarantine playing, we saw that social distancing was in place, and we advised people accordingly.”
Mr Corbishley said that he had spoken to two Mid Ocean board members and that a letter had been sent out to club members about the strict rules imposed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
He added that police officers had also been to Tucker's Point Golf Club in St George's and spoken to its members.
Mr Corbishley said: “These are the kind of things that the service is going to be doing over the next few weeks.
“We're not trying to challenge people's civil liberties, we're actually saying that they need to comply with health directions.”
He added that the “vast feedback” that police had been given indicated that the rules were being followed.