‘Will Be Addressing Such Breaches Accordingly’

August 10, 2020

Police have been granted power under the Covid-19 Emergency Regulations to order a licensed premises that has contravened the regulations to close for 24 hours, and the police said they “will be addressing such breaches accordingly.”

A police spokesperson said, “As of 5th August 2020, the Bermuda Police Service has been granted an additional power under the Public Health [Covid-19 Emergency Powers] Amendment [No. 3] Regulations 2020. This section reads:

[3A] A police officer of the rank of superintendent or above may, upon reasonable belief that a contravention of these Regulations has occurred on a licensed premises, order any licensed person, his servant or his agent carrying on business at the licensed premises, to close the licensed premises for a period not exceeding 24 hours.

“In the interest of transparency, we would like to notify the public of this section of law and that we will be addressing such breaches accordingly,” a police spokesperson said.

The Public Health [Covid-19 Emergency Powers] Amendment [No. 3] follows below [PDF here]

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  1. Gary E Wilson says:

    I wonder if there is a difference between the police shutting a place down for 24 hours , and the Minister of Health shutting a place down for 14 days , when the offence appears to breaching Co-vid 19 regulations ?

  2. Massive overreach says:

    The erosion of peoples and businesses rights is becoming more and more
    apparent every day.
    This is massive overreach. I do not support this and people will begin to reject this invasion on their rights.
    Back off with all the “emergency measures” overreach.