Only six case files on COVID breaches have been prepared for the Police and the Department of Public Prosecutions since June.

Health Minister Kim Wilson made the disclosure yesterday during the latest COVID technical briefing.

“The Ministry’s team of compliance officers is working closely with the Bermuda Police Service and Department of Public Prosecutions to progress cases that involve non-compliance with public health directions,” said Ms Wilson.

“Since June, we have prepared six case files for the Police and Prosecutions.

“There are four more in progress now,” she added.

“Also, the Police are fully prepared and ready to issue fixed penalty tickets for breaches such as leaving a place of isolation or quarantine.”

On that note, the Minister issued another reminder for “people who must isolate or quarantine to take it seriously”.

“Because of the high volume of positive cases, the Ministry of Health’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ESU) cannot contact everyone who has been identified as having a risk of exposure,” she said.

“If you are informed that you are a close contact of a positive case, quarantine for 14 days and then get tested to ensure you are not still infected; the virus can incubate for up to two weeks.”