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Police: reminder of Phase 1 restrictions

Police issued a reminder about restrictions in force after the first phase of measures designed to reopen the island in stages started at the weekend.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes said that the first-phase regulations included a curfew from 10pm until 6am.

He added: “The Bermuda Police Service alongside our partners in the Royal Bermuda Regiment will be out on the street strictly enforcing this curfew.

“During the daytime hours the BPS will be conducting high-visibility patrols in neighbourhoods, around retail stores and grocery stores to enforce the regulations around physical-distancing as well as to enforce the new regulations that specify that no large groups of persons can congregate either in public places or in private homes.

“The regulations state that any group larger than ten persons is prohibited and it is an offence to host any large group.”

Mr Weekes said boating was now allowed — but restrictions would also be enforced.

He added: The regulations are clear that only members of the same household may get together on a boat up to a maximum of ten persons per vessel.

“No raft-ups may take place and all boating activity must cease before 7pm.

“Whilst public recreational spaces such as parks, beaches and railway trails are open, appropriate physical-distancing must be observed and large groups are prohibited.

“Public playgrounds and exercise equipment must not be used.”

Mr Weekes said the rules of the road would also be enforced and that officers would be on the lookout for speeding and drink-driving.

He added: “Please drive carefully so as to avoid collisions that will take up the valuable time of our hospital staff who are busy dealing with Covid-19 incidents.”

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes (File photograph)

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Published May 04, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated May 04, 2020 at 9:00 am)

Police: reminder of Phase 1 restrictions

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