News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Bermuda Police Service(BPS) has been made aware of a voice-note circulating on social media alleging that officers are waiting in grocery store parking lots fining people for getting out their cars without masks.
Martin Weekes Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the BPS COVID Response said this is simply not true.
Mr Weekes said: “The BPS will be enforcing the COVID regulations, including the sections relating to wearing of masks and physical distancing in a proportionate and fair manner as we have throughout the pandemic. It is not our aim to criminalise people going about their every-day business, however in the current situation we are clear that action is required in order to gain compliance. Where offences are detected we will be enforcing them. Persons flouting the regulations will be summonsed to court.”
Mr Weekes added: “We urge the public to cooperate with the BPS but also to do your part to keep us all safe. Should you see someone not following the rules, politely ask them to put their mask on or to practice social distancing, if they’re less than six feet apart from the person nearest to them. If you are not able to do that, please call the Police Non-Emergency number, 211 or, use the online portal at police.bm. Remember, we are all in this together, so let’s recommit to working together to once again flatten the curve.”