News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – While the vast majority of residents continue to be compliant with current COVID-19 restrictions, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS), the Bermuda Reserve Police (BRP) and Bermuda Coast Guard are still encountering individuals violating the regulations regarding not mixing households and curfew.

As a reminder, an overnight curfew is currently in effect from 8pm until 6am every day, while the recreational boating curfew is currently 7pm every day. Mixing of households is still prohibited at this time.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes reiterated: “Thank you to all those complying with the current restrictions. Our primary goal is to help keep residents safe during this pandemic. However, anyone found violating the rules should expect to appear in court. Therefore, I urge everyone to do their part and abide by the regulations. Please ensure you take note of all Government guidance available to ensure that you do not fall outside of these regulations and give yourselves plenty of time to get home before curfew.”

It should be noted that Section 18 (1) of the Public Health (COVID-19 Emergency Powers) (Stay at Home) Regulations 2021 states: “A person who fails to comply with any of these Regulations … commits an offence and is liable in accordance with section 171 of the Public Health Act 1949, to the following:

(a)         a fine of $6,000, in respect of a first offence

(b)         for a second or subsequent offence, a fine of $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, or both such fine and imprisonment

(c)         in addition, in the case of a continuing offence, a fine of $1,000 in respect of each day during which the offence is continued

For specific information on the current restrictions in place, please visit: https://www.gov.bm/new-outbreak-restrictions or call 444-2498.

Requests for curfew exemptions can be made online at: https://forms.gov.bm/covid19/curfew.

As always, the latest information and guidance from the Government of Bermuda regarding COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus.