Amid mounting concern regarding the local transmission of COVID-19 on island, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) warned today that the stepped up checks on restaurants, clubs and bars will continue after the clampdown was launched last Friday.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes said today: “The BPS will continue to carry out checks over the next week to ensure that people are not letting their guard down in an effort to do our part to prevent spread of the virus and in line with our mission of making Bermuda safer.”

Officers visited “a large number” of locations over the weekend. In 90 percent of the spot checks “everything was in order”.

But Mr Weekes said: “Advice was given in some cases and in others enforcement action will be taken”.

He also thanked the public and the operators of licensed premises for their cooperation during the first round of checks “for their compliance with COVID-19 Regulations this weekend”.