The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) wishes to remind the public that in keeping with current COVID regulations there is a curfew in place from 12:00 midnight to 5:00 a.m. until further notice.
Martin Weekes, Assistant Commissioner of Police explained: “It is a criminal offence to be out in public without lawful excuse during the curfew time of midnight to 5:00 a.m. If you are not sure as to who is exempted or how to apply for an exemption letter, please visit https://forms.gov.bm/covid
The BPS continues to carry out curfew checks at different locations across the island as part of efforts announced by Government to help stop the spread of the coronavirus
. Last Saturday, The Honourable Renee Ming J.P. M.P. Minister of National Security met with officers who carry out these curfew checks, praising them for their efforts.
Still, this past weekend, fifteen people were found to be in breach of the curfew.
While we would much prefer compliance as opposed to prosecution, the BPS has a duty to uphold the law and will continue to prepare files on individuals arrested for breach of curfew, to be assessed by the Department of Public Prosecutions, which will determine what if any charges are to be brought. It should be noted that COVID
breaches constitute a criminal offence and will appear on your record.
It cannot be stressed strongly enough that overseas authorities may take note of these offences should you be convicted in Court, and question travellers on their reasons for having committed offences against the COVID
Regulations when seeking entry into their country.
I again urge that when leaving a location or event, you allow yourself ample time to get to your final destination before the midnight start of the curfew.”
We all have a part to play in stopping the spread of the novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID
-19) and abiding by the curfew regulations, is key to helping achieve that objective.