The Bermuda Police Service confirmed today that a 40-year-old woman, who hosted a birthday party at an east end guest house, will face charges in court for breaching COVID Regulations.

Police responded to “a noise complaint at an east-end guest property” last night (March 14) where they “found a birthday party in progress with approximately 34 people in attendance”.

The “organiser, a 40-year-old woman, has been reported for prosecution”, a spokesman said.

The incident occurred around 7:30pm.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Martin Weekes, said: “Based on the officers’ observations, the manager of the property was advised that the event was in breach of COVID-19 regulations and needed to end.

“The event organiser was instructed by the property manager to end the party and that all guests were to vacate the premises. The organiser, a forty-year-old woman, has been reported for prosecution.

“Enquiries into this matter remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 211, or the main police number, 295-0011.”

Police also issued another reminder that under the current COVID regulations, “gatherings are limited to a maximum of twenty-five people”.

“In order to hold an event or gathering larger than the permitted maximum of 25 persons, an exemption from the Minister of National Security is required.”