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Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020

COVID-19 emergency grant police additional powers

COVID-19 emergency grant police additional powers

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.

According to the section (3A) of the emergency powers:

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, BPS would like to notify the public of this section of law and that they will be addressing such breaches accordingly.

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