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Household Mixing Remains Prohibited & Overnight Curfew Still in Effect

Tue, 2021-04-27

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.”

Residents Reminded Mixing of Households Still Not Allowed

Mon, 2021-04-19

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) continues to address reported breaches of COVID-19 regulations.

One of the latest incidents was in Devonshire, while another was in St. George’s.

Around 5:40pm Friday, April 16th police officers responded to the Cedar Park Road, Devonshire area after receiving information of several people gathered at that location.

On arrival some individuals began to immediately disperse. Details of other neighbourhood residents that remained were recorded by BPS officers.

Around 4pm Saturday, April 17th police officers responded to a Turkey Hill, St. George’s home after receiving information suggesting that a party was taking place there.

On arrival people were seen leaving the residence, while others on the porch quickly went inside.

Likewise, details of individuals and vehicles at that location were recorded by BPS officers.

Court summonses for both reported breaches are anticipated in due course.

Vehicle Fire & Clothing Store Burglary Under Investigation

Mon, 2021-04-19

Vehicle Fire - The Bermuda Police Service is investigating the cause of a vehicle fire which occurred around 05:35am today, Monday 19th April 2021, outside a residence on Kings Court Pembroke, just off King Street near Arty Blacks garage.

The vehicle was destroyed by the flames which also caused damage to an outside wall and an air condition unit at a nearby property.

There were no reported injuries.

The fire was extinguished by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.

Motorists Reminded of COVID-19 Vehicle Checkpoint Protocol

Fri, 2021-04-16

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes – “The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR), the Bermuda Reserve Police (BRP) and the Bermuda Coast Guard continue to work together across the island conducting compliance checks and safety checks on the roads as well as the water during the Public Health (COVID-19 Emergency Powers) Stay at Home Regulations 2021.

To assist with these duties, all residents are encouraged to ensure when travelling on the island’s roads or waterways for any permitted reason, that they carry a valid photo ID.

Investigations Into Recent Spate of Fires in Pembroke Parish Still Ongoing

Fri, 2021-04-16

Detective Inspector Derricka Burns stated: “Officers from the Criminal Investigations Department, have conducted a number of enquiries into these incidents.

It has been confirmed that the fires were deliberately set, including the recent fire at Pigs Field playground which had damages estimated at approximately $60,000.

Officers have arrested one person in connection with the playground incident.

More arrests are anticipated.”

COVID-19 Stay at Home Public Spaces Restrictions

Tue, 2021-04-13

The public is reminded that under the COVID-19 Emergency Powers 'Stay at Home' Regulations 2021, persons will not be allowed access to the following:

•           The railway trails.

•           All public parks.

•           All public beaches.

•           All playgrounds.

•           All golf courses.

Members of the public are not allowed to use these areas for recreational purposes or to exercise.

Persons who fail to comply with these restrictions could be faced with a fine of six thousand dollars for a first offence.

A second offence could lead to a fine of ten thousand dollars and or three months’ imprisonment.

Pedal Cycling and Stay at Home Restrictions

Tue, 2021-04-13

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes - "The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to remind the public that as with the previous 'Shelter in Place' Regulations from 2020, the 2021 'Stay at Home' Regulations specifically prohibit the use of pedal cycles for recreation/exercise on Bermuda’s highways.

If however your pedal cycle is your normal mode of transport and you are using it to go to and from work or attend a permitted business/medical appointment, then that use is allowed under the current regulations as if you were using a car or motorcycle.

The BPS reminds the public that under the current regulations, exercise has been restricted to within a one kilometre radius of your home, on foot by yourself or with one other household member."



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