BPS: Avoid Visiting Unless Absolutely Necessary

December 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Noting “the recent uptick in positive Covid-19 cases,” the police advised the public “to avoid visiting police stations to make reports unless absolutely necessary.”

The police added exceptions include victims of abuse and individuals on bail who are required to report to a police station, and the police urged residents to call 211 or use the online BPS community reporting portal.

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A police spokesperson said, “In light of the recent uptick in positive Covid-19 cases, the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] advises the public to avoid visiting police stations to make reports unless absolutely necessary starting today, Monday December 7th, 2020.

“Exceptions include victims of abuse attending a police station to make a report or receive assistance and individuals on bail – who are still required to report to a police station as specified in their bail conditions.

“However in general, residents are encouraged to call 211 or use the BPS community reporting portal here – keeping 911 for emergency calls only.

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“If you must make an in person report at a police station, we urge you to please observe proper safety practices in keeping with COVID-19 guidelines.

  • Please wear a mask.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser facility upon entering the station.
  • Please practice physical distancing.

“Let’s all work together to ensure each other’s safety and reduce the spread of Covid-19.”

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