The Police Service is reminding the public to comply with the Public Health Ordinance Act especially as it applies to Safe Zones, after 10 Public Health Fixed Penalty notices were issued at five bars in the Central Division during safety zone enforcement exercises conducted between Friday 17th and Thursday 23rd December 2021.

An official statement from the Police Service reports that three of the bars were located along Southern Main Road in California, Point Lisas, and Claxton Bay, while two were located on Cedar Hill Road, Claxton Bay.

The five bar owners/occupiers were issued fines of $25,000 each for failure to comply with requirements for entry into a business. Five patrons, one at each of the bars, also were issued fines of $5,000 each for entry into premises without being vaccinated.

A total of 47 establishments were visited by the Safe Zone Unit during the exercises and bar owners were reminded to comply with the Public Health Ordinance Act.

The exercises were coordinated by Snr Supt Curt Simon, Supt Tewarie, and supervised by ASP Ragoo. They included Sgt Thompson, Sgt (Ag.) Andrews, and PC Mathura.