Public Health is at this time investigating the suspected breach of isolation protocols by a traveller and another person residing locally. The breach, which happened in very close proximity to the traveller’s home, was rapidly responded to by the mobile compliance officers.
RCIPS have confirmed that both offenders have been warned for intended prosecution. One of the offenders was also arrested for obstructing the police. The matter is currently under investigation and a completed file will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for a decision. The traveller, along with their household, has been moved to a Government Quarantine Facility, and the local resident is also being detained.
Public Health wishes to remind the public of the serious potential health risks to the community when persons in isolation breach their quarantine, and also when residents assist in any such breach of isolation.
The public and travellers should be reminded that if found in breach persons will be warned for intended prosecution and are liable, on conviction, to a fine of one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for six months.